My honey has been asking for some oatmeal raisin cookies, which, next to the famous Chocolate Chip Cookie, is the utmost comfy cookie ever. She loves them with nuts too, so on the way home, I made a special trip for extra raisins, fresh nuts and unsalted butter. After dinner of grilled buffalo burgers (for her of course) sauteéd broccoli & squash, edamame and green beans, I made cookies – oh JOY!
I whipped up the usual recipe (see below) but then divided it before adding the fruit and nuts. In the other bowl, I added 1/4 cup cocoa to make a new recipe. They both turned out YUMMY!
Remember – natural, organic, fresh ingredients make everything better!
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups rolled oatmeal
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/4 cup cocoa (for second mixture)
Preaheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream butter and sugar.
Add eggs and vanilla.
Separately, blend flour, soda, cinnamon and salt.
Add to creamed mixture slowly until combined.
Put 1/2 of mix in another bowl and add cocoa (careful!).
Add fruit and nuts to first mix.
Drop by tablespoon full onto ungreased baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. I like to pull out on the short side of time for chewier cookies.
Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.