Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The BEST Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Ever

This week Charlie (the almost 19 month old) had his holiday party at what I call his "school". I figured taking sweet stuff might be frowned upon but oatmeal raisin cookies are sorta healthy, right?? 

Needless to say I realized at the end of my mixing, we had no raisins and had to resort to dark chocolate chips- so it ended up being slightly sweeter than anticipated. The kids (and parents) weren't complaining!! BUt today I remade the cookies with raisins and they really are addicting- no matter what you put in them. The chocolate chip batch was gone in a day and I don't think the raisin batch will last much longer. This is a true sign of a great recipe!!

The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Ever

2 sticks butter- softened 
2 eggs 

1 1/2 cups ap flour
1 1/2 cups quick cooking oatmeal
1 cup raisins 
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar 
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla 

Large mixing bowl
Medium mixing bowl
Electric hand mixer 
Baking spatula 
Baking tray 
Measuring cups/spoons 

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In the large bowl add the softened butter and both sugars. Beat with the electric mixer for 3-4 minutes or until the mixture looks creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each egg. Then add the vanilla extract and beat again. 

In the other medium bowl add the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Mix well. Pour this bowl into the large wet ingredient bowl. Using your spatula- hand mix this together. Then add your raisins and oatmeal and mix until just combined. 

Using your spoon, scoop a couple tablespoons of batter onto your baking tray. Spoon the batter a few inches apart because they will spread. Bake for 10-12 minutes in the oven. 

These cookies come out soft and chewy. They are delicious!! Enjoy! Xo 

I made them mini for the kids! 

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