COWABUNGA RABBIT


Oatmeal Raisin or Chocolate Chip Cookies
Monday 3 March 2008, 3:21 AM
Filed under: cookies/bars, fruit

For the roomies. Recipe is from underneath the lid of a Quaker Oats cylinder. Yields about 4 dozen.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups oatmeal (old fashioned or quick oats)
  • 1 cup raisins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Beat butter and sugars together until creamy.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla.
  4. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a separate bowl.
  5. Add flour mixture to wet ingredients.
  6. Stir in oats.
  7. Separate batter into two bowls, adding raisins in one and chocolate chips in the other.
  8. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough and place on an ungreased baking sheet.
  9. Bake 10-12 minutes.

Modifications

  • I upped the amount of cinnamon to three teaspoons.
  • I halved the dough and made half a batch with raisins, and the other with chocolate chips.
  • I made the cookies slightly bigger than tablespoonful and flattened them out; the baking time for those were exactly 10 minutes.

After Thoughts

Quaker Oats know their stuff – these cookies are soft, chewy, and very, very good. I go for the raisin ones, but I’m sure the chocolate chip ones are just as good.

Next time I’ll try soaking the raisins in some juice beforehand to get them nice and plump. I might try to fiddle around with substitutions to make something healthier, but that requires a lot of thinking and then the cookies might not be quite as good, haha.

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