Sunday, August 4, 2013

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies



This is the only oatmeal raisin cookie recipe I will ever need. It's absolutely perfect, and I have the recipe committed to memory. There are a lot of things I struggle to remember (song lyrics/key and wallet location/birthdays) but this recipe is not one of them. I speak with a proud sense of knowing the "important" things in life, which are often the most simple. 



Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
¾ cup butter (must be room temperature)

½ cup white sugar
¾ cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1¼ cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
2 and 2/3 cups rolled oats
1 cup raisins (soak in boiling water)

  1. Preheat oven to 35o degrees
  2. In a bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, oats)
  3. Soak raisins in boiling water until ready to strain into mixture to plump up
  4. Cream butter and sugars in mixer.
  5. Add eggs and vanilla, mix well.
  6. Add dry ingredients and mix until well combined but do not overmix. 
  7. Strain raisins and add to dough.
  8. Drop cookie dough onto baking sheet lined with Silpat (or parchment paper) and bake for 10 minutes. Cook on cooling rack. 


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