Thursday, June 7, 2012

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

This oatmeal raisin cookie recipe was always a hit whenever I baked this for a party in college.  Warning: the cookie dough is addicting.  Recipe courtesy of

  • 1/2  cup (1 stick) plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4  cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2  cup granulated sugar
  • 2  eggs
  • 1  teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/2  cups all-purpose flour
  • 1  teaspoon baking soda
  • 1  teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 3  cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • 1  cup raisins
Heat oven to 350-degrees. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add oats and raisins; mix well.  Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.
Measure and mix dry ingredient.
Soak raisins in purified water.
Cream butter and sugars.
Add vanilla and eggs.
Don't forget to scrape the sides of the bowl.
Add flour.
Add oatmeal.
Add raisins.
Spoon dough with a tablespoon onto an ungreased baking sheet 2-inches apart.
Bake in a 350-degree oven for 8-10 minutes.
Move to a wire rack to cool.

Happy baking.


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