Not only is cooking food a passion of mine, but cookies are as well. They are atop all the rest of my food and desserts. The reason? They always, ALWAYS make you smile! It takes some people back to their youth, makes you think of a distant memory, and/or may create a new one. I have always believed, learning to cook and bake is mandatory because you eat to live. But, why not enjoy what you put in your body? For all those that may not agree with that, that is totally fine. It’s mine and I’m here to share this heart warming cookie recipe that is quick, easy, and so worth it!
Miranda’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Make approximately 24
- 2 1/2 cups AP flour
- 1 1/2 cups Rolled Oats (Old fashion not instant)
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp Ground nutmeg
- 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1 cup White sugar
- 1 cup Brown sugar
- Dash of Salt
- 3 Eggs (beaten)
- 2 sticks Soften unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 cups Raisins
** 1 hour prior to baking, take the vanilla, 3 eggs, and raisins and place them together in a bowl. Put in the refrigerator to keep cool. This infuses the raisins with amazing flavor and keeps the cookie moist**
Preheat the oven to 325° and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone liner. In a mixer, with the paddle attachment, add the butter and sugars. Mix until this has become creamy (about 1 min) Add uin the remaining ingredients except the oats. Mix to combine all the ingredients. Finally, add the oats and let the mixer run for about 15 seconds on low. If you do this step too quickly, the oats will become ground up.
Next, with a tablespoon, scoop up the dough and form into a lightly pressed ball. Place on the baking sheet. Make sure the dough balls aren’t too close together because these cookies will spread out. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove and cool. Enjoy with milk or a hot cup of coffee.