ULTIMATE OATMEAL RAISIN - new and improved if that's possible.
Author: Mrs. Butterfingers
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 12 mins
Total time: 32 mins
This recipe can be made with either l cup raisins, l cup walnuts. Or.. you can leave out the nuts and use 2 cups of raisins. Loaded with fat juicy raisins it's breakfast in a cookie. Or live on the edge, add the nuts. Make these cookies, pour yourself a glass of milk ... sublime.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups (10 oz) raisins - any kind
  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp each of baking powder and baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 8 oz. butter or 9 oz. hard margarine at room temperature
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans if desired
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 375degrees F.
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper (did you know you can use parchment paper over and over again?)
  3. In a small bowl combine the raisins and enough hot water to cover, set aside.
  4. In a large bowl thoroughly stir together the oats, flours cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Your balloon whisk is excellent for this job.
  5. In your stand mixer beat together the butter or margarine and the two sugars until fluffy and smooth. Add eggs, vanilla and beat until evenly incorporated. Stir or beat in all but one cup of the oat mixture until even incorporated. Don't over mix
  6. Thoroughly drain the raisins. In a medium bowl, stir together the remaining oat mixture, the raisins and the nuts if you are using them, and fold into the dough.
  7. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes depending on the size of cookies. turn baking sheet half way trough baking. The larger the cookie the longer the bake time.
Notes
Chef's note: These cookies freeze well so feel free to double the batch.
Recipe by Mrs. Butterfingers at http://mrsbutterfingers.com/?p=402