Paula's Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
about 5 dozen
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 1/2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Brown Butter Icing, recipe follows
  • Brown Butter Icing:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons water
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease 1 or more cookie sheets. Using an electric mixer, cream together butter, shortening, and sugar in a bowl until fluffy. Add eggs and beat until mixture is light in color. Add buttermilk. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice; stir into creamed mixture. Fold in oatmeal, raisins, walnuts, and vanilla, blending well. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Drizzle with Brown Butter Icing.

Brown Butter Icing:

In a small saucepan heat the butter over medium heat until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in 3 cups sifted powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in enough water (3 to 4 tablespoons) to make an icing of drizzling consistency. Drizzle on warm cookies.

Yield: enough to ice 5 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Ease of preparation: Easy


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these are delicious...I have used this recipe before and never posted a rating...made again last night and my boys were eating them as they came off the baking sheet - so I decided to post this! You will love these cookies, the icing is delicious....browning the butter gives it a great flavor......I do not like black raisins and use yellow/golden for anything calling for raisins, they are perfect in this cookie if you care to try something different.. My cookies were done in 11 minutes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best Oatmeal Raisin cookie EVER!! I make the cookies BIG so that only 6 fit on a cookie sheet to maximize the "loaded" goodness!! Bake them for the full 15 minutes and they come out perfect!! I don't bother with the icing- these are AWESOME just the way they are!! HUGE hit with everyone who has tried them!! For the life of me, I cannot understand how anyone could not like this recipe. Has to be an issue with technique. It helps to leave them on the cookie sheet for maybe a minute after removing from the oven and they won't collapse. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely glorious! Wonderful icing. I used golden raisins. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is AWFUL! You eat first with your eyes---looked terrible. The aroma ( due to the myriad of spices was good. They did not hold together well, reminded me of lace cookies, which are rolled around a cone to at least make them look presentable. No instructions to let them cool on the pan for 5 minutes, THAT would have helpful. If you tried to lift them before a short cooling period, they wrinkled a head of the spatula (suspect the sugar content was a little high. If you waited more than 5 minutes, they adhered to the baking sheet. The amount of spice overpowered the dried cherries and dark chocolate I opted to substitute for the raisins and walnuts. Will not make these again. My son and granddaughter did like the taste, I was not a fan ( and I have a very adventurous palate! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great flavor and wonderful texture. These have been a hit every time I have made them. I do not bother with the icing... but everyone always loves them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Too sweet. Too many layers of favors. Skip the icing. Can't even taste the oatmeal. Too much spice. Too much of everything. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good! My new favorite oatmeal cookie! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I LOVE ALL OATMEAL COOKIES,BUT I MUST BE THE DOWNER THIS TIME. WHY DOES THIS RECIPE CALL FOR SALTED BUTTER AND THEN EXTRA SALT TO THE DOUGH MIXTURE. WITH SALTFREE SWEET BUTTER SO EASY AND ABUNDANT WHY RUIN A GREAT RECIPE AND IT IS A GREAT RECIPE BY THROWING ALL THE EXTRA SALT IN. I ONLY ADD A PINCH TO BREADS WITH YEAST TO HELP WITH THE RISING,BUT PAULA YOU SAID YOU WERE COOKING AND BAKING HEALTHIER. IT IS A VERY GOOD RECIPE IF YOU USE UNSALTED BUTTER AND NOT ADD EXTRA.I ALSO ADDED SOME SUGAR FREE DRIED CRANBERRIES TO THIS RECIPE,AND I GROUND UP OATS & 1 CUP OF REGULAR OATS IS GREAT.LOVE THE COOKIE ,NOT THE SALT. TO MANY FAMILY MEMBERS SICK WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.GOTTA STAY HEALTHY AND KEEP OUR HUSBANDS WITH US!AND CHILDREN WILL LEARN BETTER HABITS,LOVE OUR COOOKIES AND I'M MAKING YOUR ORANGELAYER CAKE TOMORROW! THANKS PAULA item not reviewed by moderator and published
After making these cookies, I went directly to my mother's house and slapped her not once, but twice. These cookies are simply the best and I will not use any other oatmeal cookie recipe. It's fast, simple and will truly make you slap yo momma! item not reviewed by moderator and published
you put the review with the wrong recipe. This doesn't have dried cherries or chocolate.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is not a soapbox forum for diet.Choose another recipe. Also writing with all caps is like shouting and is rude. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe does not call for salted butter, it calls for butter. In my experience, most baking recipes assume you will use unsalted butter as the default. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Recipe does not call for salted butter ! If you are watching your salt, always decrease whatever a recipe calls for. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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