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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

November 13, 2008

Oatmeal Raisin

 

There are many things that make me think of times when I was growing up; specific foods and recipes as well as many other things.  Oatmeal Raisin cookies are one of the many things that are classics that bring back memories of when I was younger.  They are awesome cookies and they are very much a classic.  I can look back at cookbooks and recipes and find that there are many cooks that have been making these for quite some time and the recipes have been passed down from generation to generation.

Oatmeal Raisin cookies are one of my favorites, as well as Spencer’s.  It’s not a recipe that really jumps in my head when I start thinking of cookies to make but any time I have them they are always so good.  As part of the cookies for Operation Baking GalsI decided to send some homey, classic cookies and what better type of cookie than Oatmeal Raisin?  

Although there is nothing wrong with the classic version; it’s one of my favorites and it’s been around for a while, I decided to put a little twist on this batch.  I wanted to bring a different taste to these as well as a fall inspired taste.  When I think of fall and winter I think of the smell of spices; cinnamon and cloves to be exact.  I thought that a little hint of fresh ground cloves would bring a different taste to these cookies; so I decided to add just a little to the recipe.  It was an awesome addition to these cookies; it wasn’t too much and it wasn’t overwhelming at all but it did add that little something I was looking for.  

I loved the final outcome of these cookies.  It was definitely a different spin on a classic but the cloves complimented the rest of the flavors very well.  I made Spencer try the first batch out of the oven and he LOVED them!  I think this is his new favorite Oatmeal Raisin cookie!!! 

 

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

 

Ingredients:

1 Cup butter flavored crisco

1/2 Cup granulated sugar

1 1/2 Cup brown sugar

3 Eggs

1 Teaspoon vanilla

1 Teaspoon baking soda

1/4 Teaspoon baking powder

1/2 Teaspoon salt

1 1/4 Teaspoon cinnamon

2 Cups flour

1 1/3 Cup Raisins

2 Cups oats

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F.

In a large mixing bowl combine crisco and both sugars, mix until well creamed.  Once creamed add eggs and vanilla and mix well. 

Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cloves.  Slowly add flour mixture into crisco mixture.  Make sure mixture is thoroughly mixed.  Once everything is combined mix in oats.  After oats are mixed in fold in the raisins. 

Spoon balls of dough (make them about the size of a walnut or golf ball) on prepared baking sheet.  Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.  

Recipe makes about 4 1/2 Dozen.

 

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Recipe Source: Lynsey Lou’s Blog

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