Thursday, November 12, 2020

Cookie Alert!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

2 sticks BUTTER, softened

1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla (pure, not artificial)

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)

2 cups raisins*  Pre soak raisins by covering with water for about 5 minutes - drain well -  before stirring into mix with oatmeal. 

Optional: 1 cup ground walnuts - mixed in with the oatmeal. 

Heat oven to 350°

Beat together butter, all sugars until creamy.

Add eggs and vanilla and beat well.

Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and add. Mix in well.

Hand stir in oats and raisins* This is the hard part - mix well!

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes.

Remove from oven and cool on cookie sheet. Remove to wire rack.

Makes about 6 dozen.

Hints: Keep bowl of dough in refrigerator between batches. Parchment paper works well under dough on cookie sheet. It lasts for all 6 batches. 

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Stop in and I'll share a few.