Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (2015 Bucket List- #3.1)

One of my bucket list items/goals this year is to try to bake a variety of different cookies. The first cookies I’ve baked this year are these oatmeal raisin cookies. I got the recipe out of Pillsbury’s Best Cookies Cookbook (page 45, for those interested).

Ingredients-

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats (I used old fashioned- they were a suggested substitute for chewier cookies)
  • 1/2 cup raisins (I used more; I like lots of raisins)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (I didn’t use any because of orthodontic treatment in my family)

Steps-

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. (It was actually really cool how the oven finished preheating right as I finished mixing the dough). Grease cookie sheets (yes, definitely do this…and with a lot of oil, don’t just use the butter wrapper). In large bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, and margarine; beat until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg; blend well. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Stir in oats, raisins and nuts. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets.

Bake at 375 degrees F for 7 to 10 minutes (it takes closer to 10) or until the edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.

My cookies turned out quite flat….but then I remembered that I was going to put in 1/4 cup whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour instead of 3/4 cup all-purpose flour…and I forgot to put in the 1/4 cup whole wheat flour.

The cookies were really good, but a tad sweet (maybe also because I forgot to put in enough flour?) The recipe made about 2 dozen cookies plus a super-sized cookie (which I made because I was too lazy to make little pieces of dough).

All in all, I think it is a wonderful recipe. If I make it again, I’m going to use less sugar and use the right amount of flour. ☺ I might even use it for a cookie basket item in the county fair, which is coming up!

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