Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Growing up, I was  never that crazy about oatmeal raisin cookies. I was a typical child who was drawn to chocolate chip cookies or peanut butter cookies. Oatmeal raisins were cookies that were always left behind... BUT, recently (meaning while I was in school), I was reintroduced to oatmeal raisin cookies and I fell in love. I didn't realize how the sweetness of the raisins, the scent of cinnamon, and the texture of the oatmeal really drew my attention.

I've told this to many of my friends but this is by far the best oatmeal raisin cookies I've ever baked. Yes, I may be over exaggerating but I'm not (:
I have a friend who loves loves loves his oatmeal raisin cookies. He knew from the start that I wasn't that confident with my cookie baking so he has tried multiple versions of my oatmeal raisin cookies. Of course, he would say that they taste good when it doesn't taste "fantastic". But this one, he said that it tasted good! (hurray for  me!) So maybe that's my confidence level is so high.

Servings: 16 cookies

  • 1 /2 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil 
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar 
  • 1/4 cup sugar 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 cup rolled oats 
  • 1/2 cup raisins 
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, and salt. 
  • In a large bowl, mix the vegetable oil, brown sugar, sugar, and egg until smooth. 
  • Add the vanilla extract and continue to mix until nice and fluffy. 
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in about 3 increments. 
  • Once the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients are well mixed, add the oats and raisins. 
  • Using a soup spoon (about 1 Tablespoon and a half), drop the cookie dough on a baking sheet (you can place parchment paper too).
    **Another way is to wet your hands with (clean water) and roll the cookie dough into a round shape and place it on the baking sheet**
  • Bake for about 10 minutes. Or until the bottom of the cookies are nice and golden brown. 
  • Using a baking rack, cool the cookies - or you can eat or serve them while they are nice a warm (: 

Cookies on a baking sheet before they rest in the oven (:


Very moist and soft oatmeal raisin cookies! 
When I tried these cookies again the following day, it still kept the moistness! It was amazing as I was eating my oatmeal raisin cookies while drinking my black coffee on a Saturday morning while watching Good Morning America. I was so at peace, I felt like the queen of the land of cookies (or at least in my head) (; Whatever works to make yourself feel good right?

With that being said, from my kitchen to yours...Happy Baking!


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