C is for Cookie

Thursday, November 6th, 2003 • 1 Comment

I love autumn.  Autumn makes me want to bake.  Baking is good.  Cookies are good.  I baked some kickass oatmeal raisin cookies tonight.  I mean, they’re not chocolate, but they’re still pretty good.  Oatmeal cookies just seem like a good autumn cookie, you know?

If you want to make some truly excellent oatmeal cookies, here is the recipe:

Kristina’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (inspired by Mrs. Field’s Oatmeal Raisin Chews)

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 cups quick oats
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 white sugar
1 cup salted butter, softened
2 Tbsp. honey
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups raisins

Yield: Approx. 3 1/2 dozen cookies

Preheat oven to 300 F.

-In a medium bowl, combine flour, soda, salt and oats.  Mix well.
-In a large bowl, mix sugars with an electric mixer set at medium speed.  Add butter and mix until sugar and butter are well blended.  Scrape down sides of bowl, then add honey, vanilla and eggs.  Mix at medium speed until light and fluffy.
-Add the flour mixture and raisins.  Blend at a low speed until just combined.  Do not overmix.
-Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet, 1 1/2 inches apart. 
-Bake for 20-22 minutes or until cookies are light golden brown.  Transfer cookies to a cool, flat surface immediately.

Baking notes:
-You can use all dark or light brown sugar if you don’t have one or the other.
-I used fancy cinnamon-covered raisins from Dole.  They add a nice cinnamon flavor to the cookies.

Posted by Kristina in Recipes

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