This oatmeal raisin cookie recipe creates a chewy rather than crisp cookie. For plumper raisins soak them in hot water with a splash of vanilla or spiced rum if you are not opposed to alcohol.
- 3/4 cup butter – softened
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- two eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsps ground cinnamon OR 1 tsp cinnamon + 1/4 tsp ground cloves & 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 3 cups rolled oats (regular, not quick cooking or instant)
- 1 cup raisins – soaked
How To Make Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
In a mixing bowl cream (mix well) the butter, brown, and granulated sugar. Beat until fluffy. Add the vanilla and eggs, one at a time, mixing until just combined.
In a separate bowl sift or whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.
Add the flour mixture to the butter, sugar, and eggs. Mix until just combined, scraping the side and bottom of the bowl with a spatula. Do not over mix.
Add the rolled oats to the batter and mix by hand (OK if you are squeamish use a spoon) just until the oats are mixed in. Add the raisins and carefully mix them in by hand, as well.
Drop by rounded tablespoon onto an ungreased baking sheet. Flatten slightly.
Bake at 375°F for 8 -10 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for two minutes and carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Yields approximately 30 cookies.
Enjoy your oatmeal raisin cookies yourself, take them to a party, or package them to give away.
P.S. If you like raisins you should try Carrot Raisin Salad.