29.3.10

Classic Oatmeal Cookies

My friends (whose house I am sitting at the moment) returned from winter in Arizona and, of course, I wanted to feed them.  I made the date squares a few days ago but I thought these cookies would be better...and...they were!

Classic Oatmeal Cookies            adapted from The Joy of Cooking

Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease baking sheet or use parchment paper so the cookies won't stick to it.

Whisk together thoroughly:
1 3/4 c all purpose flour
3/4 t baking powder
3/4 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/2 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t ground nutmeg

Beat on medium speed until well blended:
1/2 lb unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 c packed light or dark brown sugar
1/4 c sugar
2 large eggs
2 1/2 t vanilla

Stir the flour mixture into butter mixture until well blended and smooth.  Stir in:
1 c raisins, chopped
3 1/2 c old-fashioned rolled oats

Drop the dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto the greased cookie sheets, spacing about 3" apart.  Bake about 10 minutes, or until done.  Remove from the oven and leave on the baking sheet for a couple of minutes to allow them to firm up slightly.  Transfer cookies to a rack to cool completely.

12 comments:

  1. How I love Oatmeal cookies and never get around to making them... thanks for reminding me how great and easy they are!

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  2. I love oatmeal cookies - your friends are very lucky to have you around to bake such delicious treats for them!

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  3. Geesh they are quite fortunate..you look after their home and cookies await?:)

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  4. Mmmmm, nothing like a classic oatmeal cookie!

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  5. Oatmeal raisin cookies are one of my hubby's favorites. He rarely gets them however because the rest of the family likes oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I might just have to bake these for him to show him how much I love him (or better yet, put raisins in half the dough and chocolate chips in the other half!)

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  6. I love oatmeal cookies. these cookies look fantastic!

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  7. Looks yummy!!! Have to try it

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  8. tes cookies sont superbes à l'avoine ça doit être délicieux bravo
    bonne soirée

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  9. My favorite cookie!! They look yummy:)

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  10. Oatmeal cookies are a wonderful treat! Lucky friends, having you as a house sitter.

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  11. The first time I tasted oatmeal cookies, it was in Montreal. They are really delicious!
    Cheers

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  12. Beautiful photo!
    That looks like the perfect recipe; my husband's favourite cookie is oatmeal; I am saving this one; thanks.
    Rita

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