Friday, May 13, 2011

Oatmeal Craisin Cookies

This is one of the greats.  It can be oatmeal raisin or craisin.  It can be made with apples and nuts.  You can throw in some coconut.  You can frost it...the possibilities are endless!  Experiment a little, and just keep telling yourself, "It's full of whole grains...raisins have iron.  It's good for me, really...".

Oatmeal Craisin Cookies

1 cup butter or shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3 cups oats
1 cup raisins or craisins, soaked in water until plump and juicy

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Beat together butter, sugar, and brown sugar until creamy.  Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.  Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; mix well.  Stir in oats.  Fold in drained raisins.  Drop by rounded teaspoon on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake 10-12 minutes.  Cool 1 minute before removing from the pan.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't had a good oatmeal cookie in years. Oh, my, you're going to be responsible for a few extra pounds I'll have to fight off!!!!!