I'm married to a man who is passionate about fresh fruit and ice cream. His mom was famous for her root beer floats, served in her signature green goblets. I don't remember a dessert that she ever baked, or a time when her freezer wasn't filled with the best vanilla ice cream she could buy.
Shortly after our marriage I found this chewy oatmeal cookie recipe in a civic club cookbook I was given at a bridal shower. Lucky for me, it's my guy's very favorite cookie.
You know how some oatmeal cookies are real spicy with nutmeg or cinnamon?
Well not this one! These cookies depend on whatever you stir in for their flavor. I can change this up and as long as I add the oatmeal, my man's happy.
So make it your own cookie, try craisins instead of raisins, dried apricots or dates, white, mint, or butterscotch chips for chocolate. Go nuts! Try pecans or almonds for walnuts; you get it, throw in whatever you've got! I've found somebody always likes it...
Chewy Designer Oatmeal Cookies