I have always loved oatmeal raisin cookies. So, I have tweaked the original recipe to fit my needs for a daily dose of chocolate.
You don't have to make bars, you can spoon these out into individual cookies, cooking at the same temperature.
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs at room temperature
1 tbs vanilla
1 ts baking powder
1 1/2 ts cinnamon
1/2 ts of salt if you are using unsalted butter
1 cup raisins
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 and line your cookie sheet with parchment paper of foil and set aside.
Cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about five minutes on medium high speed.
Add eggs and vanilla and beat until well combined and creamy.
Add flour, baking powder, salt if using and cinnamon. Mix well.
Add oatmeal and chocolate chips if you are using them. Stir or mix until well incorporated.
Press into your prepared pan using your hands. I wet my hands with milk because the dough is stiff, thick and sticky.
Bake until golden brown, about 25 to 30 minutes.
Place on a rack and let cool. Cut into desired serving sizes.