Friday, November 12, 2010

Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

For those of you who know me... know that I'm not a huge fan of raisins. I usually eat them sparingly at best. I don't like adding them to many recipes. So for me to make Oatmeal-Raisin cookies is a feat in and of its self. Anywho... I found about half a box of white raisins. They are the only one's I buy... Easier to hide in my kids food. They don't really like raisins either. I guess they get that from me.

So, I decided that I would make some cookies. I needed to use these raisins as they are old. (Do raisins get old?) I don't know. I just know I've had them for a while.

I used my trusty Better Homes and Garden's Cookbook to find a recipe. It is my version of their recipe. I know I can't follow the rules all the time... But this recipe... mmmm so yummy. My oldest who hates raisins the most... didn't even taste or realize he was eating raisins. That is saying a lot... Without further Adu...

Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

3/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg*
1/8 tsp ginger*
2 eggs (room temperature)
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/4 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups white raisins

1. In a large mixing bowl beat butter or margarine with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda and the spices cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Beat till combined, scraping sides of the bowl occasionally. Beat in the eggs and vanilla till combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in the rolled oats and raisins.

2. Drop by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375F oven for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden. cool cookies on a wire rack. Makes about 48 - 54.

*Those are my changes to the recipe... Such a Wonderful Flavor!
These have been such a hit!

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