Saturday, December 18, 2010

Jazzed up Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies...

Nothing quite like a freshly baked Oatmeal Raisin Cookie...that's chewy!
Full of cinnamon and maple flavor along with hardiness and texture from the oats and can't just take one bite!
Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie with lots of flavor!
 Cookie dough- good if just eaten with a spoon or frozen!
 Not a fan of raisins?-exchange for chocolate chips or white chocolate chips

Remove from the oven if you like it even more chewy than this!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie
Author: Brenna Bowers
Serving: about 15-20 cookies...depending on how much dough you eat :)

2 sticks butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granular (white) sugar
2 Tbs honey
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
¼ tsp maple flavoring
1 ½ cups flour
3 cups quick oats
1 tsp baking soda
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
1 cup raisins*
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped**

In a small bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar, granular (white) sugar and honey until whipped and fluffy (about 2 minutes). Add the eggs, vanilla, and maple extract and beat until incorporated.
In another bowl, stir and combine the flour, quick oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
Add half of the flour and oat mixture to the butter mixture and stir until just combined. Add the rest of the flour and stir until fully combined. Add in the raisins (and walnuts) and stir with a wooden spoon.

Place heaping spoonfuls (about 3 Tbs. of dough) on a cookie sheet and slightly flatten and form the dough into a cookie shape (they do not flatten much as they cook so you must help the process). Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes (it is better to pull the cookies from the oven when they are barley golden brown and still gooey for a more chewy cookie!)

Mmmmm….eat up!

*don’t like raisins?? Substitute with chocolate chips or even white chocolate chips!

** add walnuts or any kind of nuts you prefer…or omit completely

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