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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Oatmeal-raisin cookies

I decided to make cookies a couple weeks ago, and Younger Daughter plugged for oatmeal-raisin. I hadn't made those in while, so I agreed.

I use a favorite recipe found in this book:


These cookies are nice and moist and I've been very pleased with the recipe.


I double the recipe, and the resulting dough is too much for my largest mixing bowl; so I use two mixing bowls and just put a single recipe in each bowl. Here are the dry ingredients (except flour):


Wet ingredients:


Salt, baking soda, vanilla, cinnamon.


One bowl mixed, one not (yet).


Now the flour. It's too hard to mix if I add the flour earlier.


Last of all, raisins.


These cookies take vigilance while in the oven. A minute too long, and they're too crisp for my taste. A minute too little, and they're not quite cooked. The recipe says 8 to 10 minutes baking; I set my kitchen timer at 8 minutes at first, but usually I'm satisfied at 9 minutes. Everyone's oven will be different.


A delicious treat anytime.

10 comments:

  1. Nature abhors a crispy oatmeal cookie. An innovation of mine is to throw a handful of shredded coconut into the batter. It really doesn't change the taste, but does keep them ultra chewy - always a good thing.

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  2. Yummy! Oatmeal Raisin cookies are a favorite here! I made a batch this past week and my cookie monsters hubby and son finished them off within a day and a half. - Ann'Re

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    1. Yeah, guys like cookies...who knew ;-D


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  3. Hey! Not so realistic on the pictures, okay?
    I sprained my fingers reaching for a cookie.

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  4. Make a sandwich cookie with nut butter and a couple or three make a quick on-the-go breakfast

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  5. Pssst - I've got a secret that is so secret I have to spell it backwards. SNACEP. Add some snacep to the cookies and the world is yours for the taking.

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    1. SNACEP's are delish! I use them in my Nutty Bread. If you Google Nutty Bread, it's the second entry from Elana's Pantry.

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  6. Oatmeal raisin cookies. always my favorite. Persimmon's are a distant second. A stack of the former and a wood mug full of hot black coffee? I am in heaven...

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  7. Thanks for sharing, Patrice! I tried this recipe and they are great.

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  8. You may not believe this but I have that cook book...and I just made that exact recipe Saturday. It is my favorite oatmeal cookie recipe. Have you tried the honey cornbread?

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