Friday, August 13, 2010

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies



So a couple weeks ago I had a sudden urge to make oatmeal raisin cookies, but I didn’t have a go-to recipe for them. In fact, I have never really considered oatmeal raisin cookies to be a favorite of mine. Growing up, I had one of the sweetest neighbors that often made oatmeal raisin cookies. She would invite me over after she made them and I was always happy to help eat! I would have loved to have her recipe, but never considered asking at that age! I couldn’t decide which recipe to try, so I ended up making three different oatmeal raisin cookie recipes and this was by far my favorite recipe. It has just the right cinnamon and nutmeg included in the batter, packed with oatmeal and raisin goodness. This recipe is a keeper!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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1 cup butter, softened

1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 3/4 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

3 cups rolled oats

1 cup raisins

1 cup walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, and vanilla with a hand held mixer until well blended. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture, stirring until just combined.

Fold in rolled oats, raisin, and walnuts (if desired). Drop dough by rounded teaspoons about 2 inches apart onto a cookie sheet.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes and remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Source: Annie’s Eats

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