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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1 cup of firmly packed light brown sugar

1 1/2 sticks of butter, softened

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups of rolled or quick-cooking oats

1 cup of raisins

*makes 32 cookies


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Grease 3 baking sheets. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium baking bowl.

2 Place the brown sugar and butter in a large baking bowl. Beat with an electric mixer set on high speed until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until smooth. Gradually stir in the flour mixture with a wooden spoon until thoroughly mixed. Stir in the oats and raisins until blended.

3 Drop the dough by rounded spoonfuls 1 1/2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Flatten the dough slightly with a fork. Bake until golden brown, for about 12 minutes. Cool on the baking sheets for 2 minutes, then transfer to wire racks. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Do you prefer a different taste? This recipe unique, in that you can use whatever you like. Simply replace the raisins with 1 cup of; chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, toffe chips. Once baked, these cookies will keep for about a week in an airtight container or cookie jar. If the cookies start to become soft, bake on a baking sheet at 300 degrees farenheight for about 5 minutes or until the become crisp again.

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