Americas Test Kitchen Recipe Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Can you eat raisins in oatmeal cookies?

In case you want to eat raisins in another delicious form, try these Classic Chewy Oatmeal Cookies from America's Test Kitchen. Or you can just eat both scrumptious snacks -- it's a holiday! Regular old-fashioned rolled oats work best in this recipe. Do not use extra-thick rolled oats, as they will bake up tough in the cookie.

Can you use old-fashioned rolled oats in oatmeal cookies?

They’re better suited as wallpaper paste than they are the bedrock of your oatmeal cookie recipe. 2. Use Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats, But Cut Down on Flour: Just like the recipe on the back of the cannister, we preferred old-fashioned rolled oats in our oatmeal cookie recipe.

Can you make oatmeal cookies with instant oats?

When Making Oatmeal Cookies, Lose the Instant Oats: These kind of oats have been parcooked and then re-dried. They have almost no oat flavor—not a great quality when making oatmeal cookies—and they’re sticky.

Should oatmeal cookies be chewy or cakey?

Unfortunately, both agree, most oatmeal cookie recipes yield cookies that are more cakey than chewy. So Julia and Bridget set out to change all that. Later in the episode, Adam Ried reviews prep bowls, our gadget expert Lisa McManus explains what makes for a good pie carrier, and Elle Simone makes a killer recipe for pecan bars.

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