The Opinionated Baker

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A new addiction- Oatmeal raisin cookies

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I have a confession to make. I strongly despise oatmeal raisin cookies… or at least, i did. I mean… OATMEAL? Rabbit food if it ever was. And raisins? They just remind me of hamster droppings. I’m more a double chocolate chunk cookie drenched in caramel sauce kind of girl. Unfortunately (or fortunately whichever way you see it), the people in my life love oatmeal raisin cookies…
So the other day, I attempted oatmeal raisin cookies for them. They failed miserably, turning out like oatmeal cakes instead…
Thankfully, the recipe below isn’t the one that produced the remarkable failure. It’s the recipe that I tried after the failure, which succeeded beautifully. I think I’m a convert…. these cookies are seriously addictive. They are definitely not rabbit food. My boyfriend is addicted as well, which is great, except i think i’d be baking these cookies forever.
Sadly, my sister feels that good as they are, the cookies are not yet the essence of awesome… they’re missing something. But i have no idea what it is, if you do try the cookies and find the changes, do let me know!
[Edit: I found my missing ingredient! It’s 1/4tsp of cloves]

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

adapted from bigoven
1 1/4 cups Butter
3/4 cup Brown sugar
1/2 cup Sugar (I used brown instead.)
1 Egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 1/2 cups All purpose flour
1 teaspoon Baking soda (I use less, like 1/2 tsp)
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg (Considering increasing this next time to 1/2 tsp)
3 cups Oats quick or old-fashioned
1 cup Raisins

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. (I soak the raisins in hot water to soften them as well.)

Beat butter and sugars until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add combined flour, baking soda, salt and spices; mix well. Stir in oats and raisins.

Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. (I roll the cookies into balls with my hands instead cos they hold their form well enough)

Bake 8-9 minutes for chewy; 10-11 minutes for crunchy cookies. (I had a lot of trouble with the timings given, what I do is to set my timer at 9mins and watch they carefully until they brown. Timings are iffy things, they work differently on different ovens. So watch yours carefully!)

Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet. Remove to wire rack. Eat!!

Store whatever is left tightly covered so they won’t get stolen by greedy things…


Written by Musingsat

August 20, 2010 at 6:37 am

Posted in Cookies, Healthy, Oats

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  1. […] Oatmeal raisin cookies, oh so deceptively innocent looking. […]

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