Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I felt like doing some baking today and since I read about some oatmeal cookies on a blog yesterday, I thought…that would be good.  Especially since I wanted to use up the quick-cooking oatmeal since I don’t really like it when I mix up my oatmeal–I prefer the old-fashioned.  So I looked under the lid of the oatmeal container and found THIS recipe…which was so incredibly good.  I don’t think I have ever made oatmeal cookies, but these are definitely a keeper.  Super easy to make, the house smelled incredible while they were baking, and they really are vanishing…I think half the plate is gone already!

*I cut the recipe in half with no problems (just because I didn’t want to make a whole lot of cookies and because I only had the amount of oatmeal for half a batch!)

Here’s the recipe for a full batch–makes about 4 dozen cookies

1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, softened

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cups Quaker Oats, uncooked

1 cup raisins

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat together butter and sugars until creamy.

Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.

Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.

Stir in oats and raisins; mix well.

Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Cool one minute on cookie sheet then remove to wire rack.


So.good.really–slightly crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside, perfectly sweet with the taste of cinnamon and vanilla coming through.

Oh yeah, and I made a really good tomato sauce for lunch.  I saw that we had some leftover spaghetti noodles in the fridge but no more sauce.  So I took a can of diced tomatoes (basil, oregano, and onion flavored)–added half a can of water and then reduced in for about 20 minutes until thickened–and I also added more dry basil to intensify the flavor.  Then just mixed with the noodles.  Came out GREAT.  Really flavorful–I liked it better than jarred spaghetti sauce.  So it made for a yummy lunch.


Even looks flavorful!

With cookies for dessert…OF COURSE!

Published in: on March 10, 2009 at 11:38 pm  Comments (2)