Monday, January 12, 2009

my favorite cookie- oatmeal craisin

These are really great- moist- chewy- cookies!
they are even great with raisins in them- the trick (I typically hate raisins) is the raisins have to be really good, fresh, moist ones. Sunsweet used to sell baking raisins in 1 cup sealed bags & they were fantastic-- I haven't seen them in years though. I hate those dried out gross ones.
But I love raisinettes- mmm doesn't everyone?
Oatmeal Craisin Cookies
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup butter softened
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
3 cups regular rolled oats
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups craisins (or good raisins, if you can find them)
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the first eight ingredients until well blended then mix in the rest. Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet in 1 to 1 1/2 inch balls- 2 inches apart. I use a mini ice cream scoop- you should invest in one if you don't have one... they make cookie baking so nice. All the cookies come out perfect & just the same size. Bake until just starting to brown- don't over cook- (or under cook for that matter, personally I think overcooked is worse... ) Immediately transfer to a cooling rack & just as they start to cool down, and they are not too hot- EAT ONE -they are oh so good!


Beth said...

Yeah!!! I have been looking for a really good oatmeal cookie recipe for your brother... he fell in love with some my mom made when we were in Seattle, but they were the toll house break and bake ones. Good but I needed a recipe I could make them at home.

Yippee!!! I will look for the "good" raisins and try this out!!!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

lauri said...

Those look so good! I'll need to try them sometime!

Janae said...

These look fantastic! I will have to try:)