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I’m a chewy gooey cookie fan. If you’re looking for a crunchy cookie or a cakey cookie, I’m not your girl. I make a lot of cookies – it’s sort of my go-to dessert for the family – and nearly all of my cookie recipes have the chewy gooey factor.

Wilderness Lodge Cookies via Alaska from Scratch

Wilderness Lodge Cookies via Alaska from Scratch

Wilderness Lodge Cookies via Alaska from Scratch

This particular recipe is adapted from an Alaskan wilderness lodge and it’s got all those great things you might expect from a remote vacation spot: warmth, comfort, texture. Mmm chocolate, oatmeal, and raisins… yes, all three… trust me. Imagine you’ve just come into the lodge from a gorgeous, crisp afternoon on the water and that fresh-from-the-oven smell greets you at the door and you spy a plate full of warm cookies at the fireside. Grab a hot cup of coffee, sit down for a while, and take a load off.

Wilderness Lodge Cookies

These chewy gooey oatmeal cookies from an Alaskan Wilderness Lodge are loaded with chocolate chips, raisins, and coconut.

Adapted from [Allrecipes|http://allrecipes.com/recipe/wilderness-place-lodge-cookies/].

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • *1/2c chopped walnuts would be a nice addition if you like nuts, but they are very expensive here, so I didn't use any

Preheat oven to 350. Grease cookie sheet.

Cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.

Combine the flour, salt and baking soda, oats, then stir in the chocolate chips, coconut and raisins (and nuts if desired).

Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls (I use a medium cookie scoop) onto the prepared cookie sheets. Allow space, as these cookies do spread out.

Bake 10-12 minutes. Cookies will be golden and crisp on edges, slightly gooey in the center. Do not over bake.

Allow to cool five minutes then transfer to cooling rack.

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