Thursday, January 7, 2010
Cookie Recipe #5 - Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Today's recipe is an old fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookie. Most of our Grandma's made this cookie. I never cared for a bowl of hot oatmeal and raisins were not to my liking, but combine the two, I'm getting my oatmeal for the day (you can always pick the raisins out or just not put them in!).
Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened, 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 cup raisins, 3 cups old-fashioned oats.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In large mixing bowl, cream butter; add both sugars and beat well. Add eggs to middle of bowl and mix them lightly before mixing into the butter/sugars mixture. Add vanilla. Sift in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt until well blended. By hand, using a wooden spoon, stir in oats and raisins.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on an ungreased baking sheet about 2 1/2 inches apart. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Cookies should be lightly browned. Allow to cool in pan a minute or two, then transfer to cooling racks.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies (enough to share with friends!)