Sunday, July 26, 2009

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I've started to bake more, so lately the smell of fresh cookie dough has been wafting through my house. Can't really complain though! Here's a recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies that I modified from Simply Recipes (a wonderful resource).

  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (I used Quaker Old Fashioned Oats.)
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two large cookie sheets or line with Silpat, parchment paper or waxed paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter until creamy. Add sugars; beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs. Add vanilla.
  3. Mix flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in medium bowl. Stir dry ingredients into butter-sugar mixture.
  4. Stir in raisins and nuts.
  5. Stir in oats.

  6. Spoon out dough by large tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets, leaving at least 2 inches between each cookie.
  7. Bake until cookie edges turn golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets. Then carefully remove them, using a metal spatula, to a wire rack. Cool completely. They will be quite soft until completely cooled. Store tightly covered.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies.


foodhoe said...

I love oatmeal raisin cookies! Those look so delicious, lucky you for having the aroma of fresh baking cookies wafting through your house... my favorite!

Cookie said...

I love oatmeal raisin cookies too! I like them with LOTS of nuts mixed in.

Anonymous said...

YUM! Love these! :) I add chocolate chips too!
Great site and pictures!!