Who loves Starbucks? I do! I do! I rarely eat their sweets and treats because most of them are pretty high in calories. Their Outrageous Oatmeal Cookies are so stinking good! And guess what? I've got the real oatmeal cookie recipe from Starbucks for you today!
These oatmeal cookies are so good, they turn kids and adults alike that don't like oatmeal cookies into oatmeal cookie lovers.
A few years ago, when Starbucks went all natural with their food items, they passed out a few recipes. In fact, I gave you the Starbucks Banana Bread recipe a while go. I snagged up the recipes. Truth be told, I had never tried the Outrageous Oatmeal Cookie at a Starbucks. I'm not normally a huge oatmeal cookie fan, but I decided to give them a try. They were good!
Until this week, my kids had never tried this recipe. Hmmm…that doesn't really make sense, does it? In the past, I made the cookies up and froze them in little cookie dough balls in the freezer. Then late at night when the kids had gone to bed and Mommy wanted a little something sweet to eat, one of those cookie dough balls gets popped into the toaster oven and voila…fresh, hot, delicious cookie for Mommy.
Since I love cooking with my kids and “Cook Together” is one of the activities in my summer activities for kids printable, we decided to make these cookies together this week and share them with you. It is all part of my ideas of making this a Real Summer of Fun. You can see all the other summer fun ideas for you and your kids in this post.
When my girls and I cook together, we make sure everyone gets a turn. My kids learned to be good cooks at a young age because I would let them do quite a bit in the kitchen. My oldest daughter, who is 13, can cook a meal entirely on her own and has been able to do so for a year or two now. My youngest daughter, who is 8, is well on her way as well.
Apparently making oatmeal cookies together during exam week is hilarious. Or I'm just an exceptionally funny mom. I'm going to vote for tired, stressed child. Making cookies together was a good break from studying. 🙂
Using a small scoop (affiliate link) is a great way to make the cookies all about the same size as well as let kids help with this part. They love the scooping, or at least my kids do.
By using the small scoop, you are also making the cookies way smaller than they do at Starbucks and that means the cookies have a lot less calories per cookie. I like that.
So, I told you how I put these in the freezer and make one when I want something sweet at night.
In order to do that, I place a small amount of the raisin topping (a smaller amount than if I'm cooking them immediately) on top of the cookie dough. The cookie dough balls get placed on a plate that has been lined with parchment paper. Pop that in the freezer. Once the dough balls are frozen, you can place them in a freezer zipper bag and just cook the number you need rather than a whole batch.
It is a fun way to get fresh, hot cookies anytime and not have the work of making a whole batch of cookies.
If you are making your cookies when you mix up the dough, you will want to press 1 teaspoon of the raisin mixture into the cookie dough before cooking the cookies.
Don't they look amazing? This time of year, I like them with a Chai Tea latte. I just happened to have to get one to photograph this post. Don't you feel sorry for me? Lol!
Below, I have the full recipe with the directions for cooking the oatmeal cookie recipe immediately as well as the adaptation for storing them in the freezer to cook at a later date.
I think you will really enjoy the cookies. I also think that if you give these a try as a cooking with your kid's activity, you will have some fun. I'm not sure if you will have as much fun as my daughter did, because I'm just that funny ;-), but I bet you will have some fun.
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