I don’t know what the weather is like right now where you are, but here it is COLD. I’m talking -26 degrees C cold. Freeze your butt off cold. But, call me crazy, I love this kind of winter weather in January… It makes me feel like baking and nesting! So how about a cookie recipe to beat the cold weather! Nothing like cookies to make a house cozy!
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg (Optional: I leave this out. I hate nutmeg.)
- 1 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup raisins, chopped
- 3 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
- In another bowl cream the butter and sugars together.
- Add the eggs one at a time. Combine until creamy and smooth.
- Add vanilla.
- Add the flour mix to the butter mix. Combine.
- Add the oats.
- Add the chopped raisins.
- Bake for 6-9 minutes. The less time baking, the softer the cookie.
Recipe from Joy of Cooking
- If you have raisins around that have seen better days (that is, if they are kind of old and really dried out), you can boil them in a little bit of water for about 1-2 minutes. Set them aside to cool, then drain the water. Chop them up and proceed with the recipe.
- This recipe works best with old fashioned rolled oats. I have used instant oats and they turned out well too. Cookies with the old fashioned oats make a chunkier cookie, and cookies with the instant oats make a more chewy cookie.
- You can add chocolate chips to this recipe if you wish!