Saturday, July 11, 2009

perfect oatmeal raisin cookies

it's been a while since my last post, but i have a good reason!

that's my beautiful baby boy. he was born last friday and is the best thing ever.

two nights ago i got a massive craving for oatmeal raisin cookies, a cookie i've never particularly been crazy about in the past. i guess my tastes are changing now that i'm a mother... :) this is based on the quaker oatmeal "vanishing oatmeal raisin cookie" recipe, but i've changed several things. these are chewy, soft, and rich.

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tbsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 heaping tsp salt
1 tbsp cinnamon
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 heaping cup raisins

preheat oven to 325 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. cream together the butter and sugars until fluffy. add in both eggs at the same time and beat well. add vanilla. stir together the flour, powder, soda, cinnamon, and salt and add to butter mixture. fold in the oats and raisins. using a cookie scoop (mine holds about 1/4 cup) measure out onto cookie sheets. bake one sheet at a time for about 12 minutes each. makes about 3 1/2 dozen.

1 comment:

The Ertel Triplets said...

Congratulations on your baby boy - he is beautiful!! What a great time in your life - you are right to enjoy and savor it... such a cutie!!! Thanks for keeping up the blog too! I am loving all the recipes - and even have you linked from our blog...hope you don't mind! So many great recipes - I can't wait to try the zucchini bread!