Am I the only weird one that likes Oatmeal Raisin Cookies? They sell them on cookie trays so people DO like them right? I think they are so good. There is a time and a place for them. Sometimes you feel like chocolate and sometimes you feel like raisin. For those “raisin” times, this is a good recipe.
When I told the kids what kind of cookies we were going to make they thought they sounded gross. I guess they always go for the chocolate. I let them try the dough and they LOVED it. It feels good giving them a little fruit and oats too.
It’s really similar to the Chocolate Chip Cookies in that it’s made with melted butter and an egg and egg yolk. The good part is that you don’t have to let them chill at all. Mix and bake right away. That sounds like a win to me.
I have a secret that I didn’t put in the video. Only those who read this will know the secret. If you add 1 tbsp of molasses to the mix it will taste even better. It just adds a nice rich flavor. When I did it with my kids they were totally grossed out by the molasses but it tasted so much better with it. The kids even loved it.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
¾ cup Melted Butter
1 cup Brown Sugar
½ cup Sugar
1 Tbsp Vanilla
1 Egg Yolk
2 cups Flour
1 ½ cups Old Fashioned Oats
½ tsp Salt
½ tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 cup Raisins
1-Make sure you have all your ingredients and clean your work area.
2-Turn your oven on to 325 degrees.
3-Get a mixing bowl or a mixer bowl ready. I love using a Bosch but the KitchenAid works great too.
4-Melt your butter and add it to the mixer.
5-Add the brown sugar, sugar, and vanilla and mix again.
6-Add the egg and egg yolk. Watch the video on how to separate the egg to get to the egg yolk. Mix again. Scrape the sides if needed.
7-Add the flour, oats, salt, and baking soda. Mix well.
8-Add the raisins and mix a little. If you over mix with the raisins then they can break up and get smooched. You want the raisins to stay whole.
9-Form balls with your #20 scoop. You don’t have to use a scoop but it’s nice to make cookies that are the same size.
10-Bake them for 12 minutes. Let them cool on the sheet pan and they will continue to bake a little. You can freeze the cookie dough balls and bake them up later at 325 degrees for about 18 minutes.
11-Eat, Share, Enjoy
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