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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – These easy to make cookies are the perfect blend of sweetness, oatmeal, and tart raisins. Give them a try!
Today I decided that I wanted to bake some cookies.
My default cookie is, of course, chocolate chip, but since I make those all the time I decided that it was time for something different and that something different just so happened to end up being homemade oatmeal raisin cookies.
I just love the smell of freshly baked cookies in my home. Almost more so than candles or any other smell good thing that you would find in a household. The smell of cookies just reminds me of home and they are the perfect treat to share with family.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Ingredients:
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened (2 sticks)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup turbinado sugar (or brown sugar)
- 1 large egg
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 3 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup golden raisins
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
Using an electric or stand mixer, cream together the butter and both sugars. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, cloves, allspice, ginger, cinnamon, and oats and slowly add to the butter mixture until combined.
Turn off the mixer and fold in the raisins until they are incorporated throughout the cookie mixture. Use a regular ice cream scoop to place the cookies on the prepared pan and be sure to space the cookie apart because they will spread during the baking process. Place about 5 to 6 cookies on each baking sheet.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the cookies have lightly browned and set in the middle. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then remove and allow them to cool completely on the rack. Store in an airtight container.