August 9: Homemade Oatmeal Raising Cookies
I recently bought two containers of old fashioned Quaker Oats and after attempting for the nth time to make it a breakfast regular, I realized it was useless. I just don’t like the taste of it! On the inside of the cover, there was a recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies (my parents’ favorite). So I thought I would give it a shot. The recipe is super easy and not very time consuming.
Ingredients (makes 4 dozen)
1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 6 tbsp. butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar (I used dark brown sugar)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda (I didn’t have any on hand so I skipped it)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
3 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 cup raisins
1. Heat oven to 350ºF.
2. In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy.
3. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
4. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; mix well.
5. Add oats and mix well.
6. Add raisins and mix well.
7. Line tray with parchment paper.
8. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
9. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown.
10. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack.
11. Cool completely. Store in an air tight container/jar.
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