Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

(From allrecipes.com's Darlene)

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 3/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup raisins
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In large bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Gradually beat into butter mixture. Stir in oats and raisins. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown. Cool slightly, remove from sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. 
Results: These are Rashan's favorite kind of cookie and he loved them!  I softened my butter by leaving it out overnight.  I added extra seasonings per recommendations from reviewers of this recipe-- about 3/4 tsp. each of ground allspice, ground nutmeg and ground cloves.  I just eyeballed it.  Apparently w/o extra spices some people find the cookies bland.  I can see that b/c I was still looking for some additional flavor so I might use more nutmeg next time since it's my fave of those spices.  Still, a good recipe!  Oh yeah, I also made 18 large-ish cookies instead of the 4 doz. (microscopic cookies????) this recipe allegedly yields.  I put the pans in the oven at the same time but I'd probably put them in individually so I didn't have to babysit so much.  Another tip was to add an additional minute at a time if they're not brown enough after 8 minutes so as not to overcook.  Enjoy!