Big Chewy Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

Altitude: 5,000 feet

Courtesy of Cook’s Illustrated.

Big Chewy Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies
Big Chewy Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies
Submitted by: Porche Lovely

Sea Level Ingredient Amounts

  • 8 ounces unsalted butter
  • 7 ounces light brown sugar
  • 8 ounces granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 7 ½ ounces unbleached all-purpose dlour
  • ½ teaspoon table salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups (8 ½ ounces) rolled oats
  • 1 ½ cups raisins (optional)

9,000 Foot Elevation Ingredients

  • 6 ¾ ounces unsalted butter
  • 6 ounces brown sugar
  • 7 ounces granulated sugar
  • 5 ounces eggs
  • 9 ounces all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 10 ¼ ounces oats
  • 1 ½ cups raisins (optional)

Sea Level baking time per recipe: 22-25 minutes.
Baking time at 9,000 feet: 20 minutes.

1. Adjust oven racks to low and middle positions; heat oven to 350 degrees. In bowl of electric mixer or by hand, beat butter until creamy. Add sugars; beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs one at a time.

2. Mix flour, salt, baking powder, and nutmeg together, then stir them into butter-sugar mixer with wooden spoon or large rubber spatula. Stir in oats and optional raisins.

3. Form dough into sixteen to twenty 2-inch balls, placing each dough round onto one of two parchment paper-covered, large cookie sheets. Bake until cookie edges turn golden brow, 22 to 25 minutes. (Halfway during the baking, turn cookie sheets from front to back and also switch them from top to bottom.) Slide cookies on parchment onto cooling rack. Let cool at least 30 minutes before serving.





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