Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I come from a family on many talents. One of these talents includes consuming cookies in record time. These oatmeal raisin cookies made 2 dozen small cookies. One dozen was gone within 12 hours. After about 24 hours, there were five left. All the cookies were gone before 48 hours had passed.

My family has the right priorities in food and in life.

I love a good, cinnamon oatmeal raisin cookie. I have tried several recipes and not found one yet that I love beyond all others. This recipe was very good. The cookies actually tasted better as time went on. The were soft and chewy. Next time, I might add some cinnamon just to enhance taste.

Adapted from Cooking Light


1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg, at room temperature
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup oats
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts


Preheat oven to 350 F.

Heat a cup of water in the microwave. Add raisins and allow to sit for about 10 minutes to plump up raisins.

In a large bowl, combine granulated sugar, dark brown sugar, butter, vanilla extract, and egg. Cream together by hand or with a mixer until well blended. Add float, oats, and salt. Stir in raisins and walnuts

Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop by tablespoon on to baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes, until lightly browned. Let cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet. Continue to cool on wire rack.

Makes 2 dozen cookies.

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