August 27, 2008

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

the last three!

(cute plate purchased over at www.frecklewonder.com–thanks jenny!)

Please believe me when I say that I am an aficionado when it comes to Oatmeal Raisin cookies!!!! I LOVE them!!! They are simply my all-time favorite #1 cookie. I would take one over ANY cookie…ANY day…Well…maybe if you put a huge chewy ginger molasses cookie in my face I might be tempted…

I was flipping through this month’s issue of EVERYDAY FOOD. They have a lot of the side dishes that I marked to try. Not a lot of the main dishes tempted me cuz we don’t eat pork chops in my household. Never have…Never will. The last page was OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES. HOLY SCHNITZEL. They were calling my name! I looked through the recipe and saw that I had EVERYTHING I needed to make them with. How awesome is that? Don’t you love it when that happens?

i actually ate raw batter! shh. don't tell anyone!

So below you will find the recipe. It’s really simple & classic. I am amazed that there wasn’t a whole stick of butter because they taste SOOO buttery. YUM. I confess that I prolly ate about 10 of them. What can I say? My baby likes them too. He gets that from his momma. I hope you try these because I know they will be a hit for you! Next time I might add some nuts to see how it goes.

Happy cookie making!

fresh outta the oven.  you TOTALLY know I ate the missing one- right??

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Recipe- from EVERYDAY FOOD

-1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
-1/2 cup all purpose flour (spooned & leveled)
-1/2 cup raisins
-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon salt (i actually made it 1 whole teaspoon because I love sweet/salty cookies)
-6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temp
-1/2 cup dark brown sugar (packed)
-1/4 cup granulated sugar
-1 large egg
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl whisk together oats, flour, raisins, baking soda and salt; set aside. Using an electric mixers, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides as necessary. Add egg and vanilla. Beat until combined. Gradually add oat mixture; beat just until combined.

2. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart. Bake until cookies are golden brown but still soft. (12-16 minutes) Cool for 5 minutes on the sheet; transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe makes about 24.

  • Val

    Girl, you are working hard in the kitchen.

  • kickpleat

    yum, looks good. i’d add some toasted pecans cuz nuts in cookies are the best 🙂

  • regan

    jparks loves oatmeal cookies, but hates raisins. I’ve never tried to make oatmeal cookies, but I’m assuming I can just ditch the raisins and the recipe will be okay. Agree? Disagree?

  • Tracy

    regan- add some choc chips- or even some peanut butter chips! mmmm. How does he feel about dried cranberries? Does he not like dried fruits in general? Those could be tasty too.

    val- ha ha. i guess i was a little to ambitious the other night! I am still cleaning up the kitchen!

    kickpleat- will do! i love toasted pecans!

  • flo

    Can’t wait to try them! These are my husband’s fave cookies…and he hates it when people add extra things to them..he just likes straight up oatmeal raisin, so I’m excited to try this.
    ALSO….I love, love loooove sweet/salty cookies and always add a bit more salt to chocolate chip cookies for this reason!
    I’ve ever heard anyone else say so:)

  • flo

    um…meant to say “never” ….typing too fast I suppose;)

  • regan

    I think he would dig the peanut butter chips. I’ll have to give that a try this weekend.

  • Kristen

    WHERE in the world did you get that adorable plate?

  • Tracy

    kristen- I got it through http://www.frecklewonder.com She has the most amazing vintage items! You will love it! Bookmark her!

    regan- lemme know how it tastes!

    flo- my grandma used to make sweet/salty cookies by making sugar cookie dough and putting salty pretzel bits in with it. Sooo good…crunchy and the whole salty sweet thing!

  • Samantha

    Mmmm, I too get the Everyday Food mag & these caught my eye – now I’ll for sure give them a try!

  • jen

    I love OR cookies too, and I’ve never tried the sweet/salty thing before. Maybe I’ll take the plunge now. 🙂

  • Patricia Scarpin

    That is really an adorable plate – and these cookies look so good!

  • jenifer

    i *love* o.r. cookies too – i’ll definitely try this recipe. and like you as well, could be tempted by a big ole molasses ginger cookie type…mmmm…. hope you are feeling well momma!

  • Amanda

    I just recently discovered your blog, I really like your decor and photography.

  • Sophie

    I looove oatmeal raisin cookies too! They’re the cookie that doubles as yummy comfort food. Nice new kitchen you got there! I used to live in the Bay Area and I do miss it quite a bit, especially San Francisco :).

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    Super delicious cookies, Tracy Shutterbean! I’m having a Shutterbean/JoytheBaker bakeathon today. My students threw me a surprise baby shower, so tomorrow they’re getting these oatmeal raisin cookies and Joy’s brown sugar cookies. They will love them. Thanks!

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    Absolutely delicious and easy recipe thank you very much!

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    You are my inspiratian, and the best teacher for me. Thanks you very much….

  • KImal

    It’s delicious and my favorite.

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