Saturday, October 17, 2009

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

A friend of mine is teaching herself to bake cookies. As she tells it, when she was growing up cookies came from a box. This recipe is one of my favorites; it is right from the familiar paper Quaker Oats cannister.

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 ½ cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. salt
3 cups Quaker oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 cup raisins

Heat the oven to 350°.

Beat together butter and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.

Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; mix well.

Stir in oats and raisins; mix well.

Drop by rounded teaspoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown.

Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack. Cool completely.

Store in tightly covered container.

Stir in 1 cup chopped nuts
Substitute 1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces for raisins; omit cinnamon.
Substitute 1 cup diced dried fruit mix for raisins.

© 2009 Favorite Recipes From The Mouse House by Nancy Cox Davidge

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