Friday, October 11, 2013

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

A while back I made these Oatmeal & Fig Butter Cookies.


They were so good and did not last long in our house, but they also made me start craving good old oatmeal raisin cookies.   Since I'm pregnant, and have about zero willpower, I decided to make some.


I used the same base recipe as last time (the Joy of Cooking with added spices) and then mixed in some raisins.  They certainly hit the spot.  Yum, yum!

If you can't decide between these two versions of oatmeal cookie heaven, you can make the dough up until the last step where you add in the raisins or fig butter.  Then take half of the dough out and put it in a separate bowl.  Add a 1/4 cup of fig butter to the dough in the mixer and then a little less than a 1/2 cup of raisins to the dough in the separate bowl.  Then scoop and bake them all and have yourself a little oatmeal cookie party.  Mmmmmm!


Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Adapted from the Joy of Cooking Quick Oatmeal Cookies
  • 1/2 cup butter 
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tbls. milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. cardamom
  • 1 cup uncooked quick cook oats
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream butter.  Then add sugar and brown sugar and cream well.
  3. Beat in egg, vanilla, and milk.
  4. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom and add to the butter mixture.
  5. When beaten smooth add oats and mix until well combined.
  6. Stir in the raisins until combined.
  7. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop cookies about 2 to 2 1/2 inches apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes.
  8. Let cool about 3 minutes on the cookie sheet, then slide the parchment paper onto a cooling rack to cool completely.