Where can I find the best oatmeal cookies in New York City?
November 17, 2008 11:00 AM   Subscribe

Where can I find the best oatmeal cookies in New York City?
posted by likeapen to Food & Drink (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
In your own kitchen?

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter flavored shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla*
3 cups Oats (old fashioned, uncooked)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup raisins (optional)*

1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat brown sugar, shortening and granulated sugar until creamy. Add egg, water and vanilla; beat well. Add combined oats, flour, salt baking soda and cinnamon; mix well. Stir in raisins.
2. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
3. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire rack. Cool completely.

*variation: instead of using vanilla and raisins, try substituting orange extract and dried cranberries
posted by Sassyfras at 11:07 AM on November 17, 2008 [3 favorites]

Levain Bakery
167 W 74th St
New York, NY 10023
(212) 874-6080‎

Hat tip to mikey-san.
posted by emelenjr at 11:21 AM on November 17, 2008

I haven't been there in about two years, but the Little Pie Company used to have really good oatmeal cookies.
posted by JaredSeth at 11:41 AM on November 17, 2008

I don't guess you're interested in prefabs from bodegas. But I still pine for those goddamned Boston Cookies.
posted by Beardman at 12:08 PM on November 17, 2008

Levain Bakery=yummy
posted by Mr.Me at 1:15 PM on November 17, 2008

I agree with Sassyfras- oatmeal cookies are incredibly easy to make at home. I use the recipe from inside the box top of the Quaker Oats tub, minus the raisins.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:12 PM on November 17, 2008 [1 favorite]

Little Pie Co.
posted by Zambrano at 3:58 PM on November 17, 2008

If you opt to bake your own, I suggest adding a packet of vanilla instant pudding to the dough and pre-soaking your raisins in water. Keeps everything plump and chewy. :-)
posted by coizero at 11:09 PM on November 17, 2008

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