|Simply Glorious Oatmeal Raisin Cookies|
I love oatmeal raisin cookies. I made these for a camping trip this weekend, and even though I do not like nuts in my cookies, I added them to these for my dad. These cookies use regular rolled oats, not quick cooking oats– quick cooking oats will become mushy. These were the best oatmeal raisin cookies I have ever made– and super easy to make. They stayed soft and chewy in a Tupperware container for 3 days.
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 cups rolled oats (do not use quick cooking)
1 cup golden raisins, plumped in boiling water for one minute
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 375°.
In large bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Gradually beat into butter mixture. Stir in oats, walnuts, and raisins. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown. Cool slightly, remove from sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.