Sunday, December 13, 2009

Simple Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


Simple Cookery Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I love the smell of cookies baking.  There’s just something about cinnamon, vanilla and sugar.  These cookies are chewy and delicious.  When you pull them from the oven, they won’t look done.  Letting them cool  on the cookie sheet finishes the job.  If you let them cook until they are brown, they will be overdone.  Try adding nuts or some other dried fruit for your own twist.

Simple Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

3/4 cup self-rising flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 and 1/2 sticks butter

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 tablespoon water

2 teaspoons vanilla

3 cups old-fashioned oats

1 and 1/2 cup raisins

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.  Combine flour and cinnamon.  Set aside.  Beat butter and sugars together until creamy.  Add egg, water and vanilla.  Beat well.  Gradually add flour mixture.  Blend at low speed.  Stir in oats and raisins until mixed.

Drop by tablespoonful onto buttered cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart.  Bake 10-11 minutes.  The edges will have just turned brown.  Allow to cool on cookie sheets at least 2 minutes.

1 comment:

Katy ~ said...

Oatmeal cookies are in my top five if not the top favorite cookie yet I never seem to get they really right. I see your tip about letting them finishing cooking on the sheet and I think that may be exactly what I needed to know. Thank you soooo much!!