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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies

I know grocery stores are loaded with pre-mixed cookie doughs these days. Heck, Pillsbury and Hershey's both have those chocolate-chip-cookie dough blocks you can just cut into chunks and there you have 2 dozen cookies in 10 minutes - and they are 3 for 6 bucks right now. But there's nothing like the real thing, made from scratch. These oatmeal cookies are my favorite.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.


2 sticks butter or margarine, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt

3 cups quick or old fashioned oats
1 cup raisins

1. cream butter and sugars in a large mixer bowl
2. add eggs and vanilla and mix well
3. add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt to the mixture in the bowl and blend well.
4. stir in oats and raisins
5. drop teaspoons full on an ungreased cookie sheet.
6. bake 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown
7. cool on the cookie sheet before removing to a cooling rack.

makes about 4 dozen

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