Saturday, August 9, 2008

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

There's just something about freshly baked oatmeal cookies that makes people feel warm and fuzzy, don't you think? Even if you don't like raisins you just might let them slide through when you smell the cinnamon and the oats rolling it's way seductively through the house. A good oatmeal raisin cookie is moist and soft not only the minute it comes out of the oven, but also hours later when your tummy remembers where they are hiding...

1 1/2 Sticks Butter
1/4 C. Shortening
1 C. Sugar
1 C. Packed Brown Sugar
1/4 C. Honey
2 Eggs
1 T. Vanilla
2 C. Flour
1 t. Baking Powder
1 t. Cinnamon
1/2 t. Baking Soda
1/2 t. Salt
3 C. Oats (Old Fashioned)
2 C. Raisins

Method: Preheat oven to 350. Grease Cookie Sheets
1. Cream butter, shortening and sugars together with a mixer until light and fluffy.

2. Add the honey, then the vanilla and then the eggs, one at a time. Mix until combined. Scrape down the sides.

3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Whisk it together to incorporate all ingredients.

4. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture in 3 additions, scraping down the sides after each addition.

5. Add the oats and the raisins. Stir 'til combined. Drop onto prepared sheet pans using a teaspoon. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Allow to cool for 8 minutes then transfer to cooling racks.


Ben said...

Nice cookies, I love oatmeal and when it comes in the form of sweet cookies is much better :)

Linda said...

I think that I really like a well-made oatmeal cookie even more than chocolate chip cookies and it's the best way ever to eat raisins!

Veronica said...

Mmm, these look delicious. You have a great blog!


Crazy Working Mom said...

OMG, they sound so tempting. I ♥ a good cookie. They are awesome right outta the oven. :)

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

My absolute favorite cookie. I think I just gained a pound. Yummy. :)

Anonymous said...

Those wouldn't last 10min in our house! They look delicious!!