Friday, February 4, 2011

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies - An Oldie but a Goodie!

Today the temperature actually reached above 0!! Let me tell you, 2 degrees celsius is almost shorts weather after the cold we've been getting!!  I actually wrote this the other day when it was still completely and abolutely frigid outside!

There was a windchill warning today...not a big suprise considering we are in the middle of the prairies...very flat and very conducive to wind.  brrr...although I must admit that I did not leave the house today, at all.  I also 'got dressed' by putting on clean pjs and fuzzy warm socks.  The only other thing this day needs is some cookies!!! This recipe I think originally came from the back of a package of oats.  It is one that I have written down in my book by hand (the old fashioned way) and it has been around for ages but I haven't made them for so long, I have missed them tremendously...

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Preheat oven to 350F

  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar, granulated
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp water (or apple juice, or another liquid of your choice)
  • 4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour (you can use whole wheat if you'd like)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 6 cups oats
  • 3 cups raisins, soaked in warm water for 10 minutes and drained
     Now get ready to bake!!

    In a large bowl, mix together and set aside:
    • 1 1/2 cups flour
    • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 2 tsp cinnamon
    • 6 cups oats
    In the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a bowl with a hand mixer, or with a bowl and a wooden spoon) cream together the 1 1/2 cups butter, 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, and 1 cup white sugar until light and fluffy.

    Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well in between.

    Add the water and vanilla and continue to mix.

    Add the oats and flour mixture one cup at a time.

    Once the oats are mixed in, add the raisins and mix until just combined.

    You may want to chill the dough for an hour or so before baking but I just couldn't wait.  They did spread a little more, but that will just give you a cookie that is a little more crisp.

    Bake 12 - 15 minutes at 350 F until browned.

    This batch turned out both crisp and chewy, which was the exact perfectness in an oatmeal raisin cookie that I was looking for!!


     Until next time, stay warm and eat well!

    7 comments:

    1. Oatmeal raisin is the bomb, and a surefire fix for frigid temps!

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    2. Perfect day for fresh, hearty cookies. :)

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    3. We made these yesterday but they did not come out well. Yours look beautiful - crisp and chewy. Will try your recipe next time!

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    4. mmmmm I love oatmeal raisin cookies! They r as good as any other comfort food, that's for sure.

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    5. I love oatmeal cookies with LOTS of raisins. Yours look perfect!

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    6. Such a classic! And a totally warm comfort on such a chillllly day!

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    7. these cookies look fabulous and healthy

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