Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


This is a great recipe for oatmeal cookies that includes raisins and nuts. The cookies are thick and chewy but don’t cook them too long in order to preserve the soft texture.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1/2 cup plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (sifted)

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cups oats (uncooked)

1 cup raisins

1 cup nuts (chopped)

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars until creamy.

2. Add eggs and vanilla and beat well.

3. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.

4. Add oats, raisins and nuts and mix well.

5. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

6. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

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