Sunday, April 29, 2007

Tomorrow is... Joe's birthday!!

Happy Birthday, best friend!

Also, it is National Oatmeal Cookie Day.

Best Oatmeal Cookies

This is a family favorite that I have been making for years. It's the most requested oatmeal cookie recipe I've ever made. I found it somewhere years ago, but have lost the source. The secret is soaking the raisins which makes all the difference.
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time to make 1¼ hours 1 hour prep
3 eggs, well beaten
1 cup raisins
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups oatmeal
3/4 cup chopped pecans

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  1. This is a very important first step that makes the cookie: combine eggs, raisins and vanilla and let stand for one hour.
  2. Cream together butter and sugars.
  3. Add flour, salt, cinnamon and soda and mix well.
  4. Blend in egg-raisin mixture, oatmeal, and chopped nuts.
  5. Dough will be stiff.
  6. Drop by heaping teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet, or roll into balls and flatten slightly.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

"Best Oatmeal Cookies" Recipe #54351

Posted: Feb 18, 2003

Recipe Photo
photo by CulinaryQueen
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This recipe had a very nice flavor. I followed your directions except for cutting back on the sugar (3/4 c each plus I didn't pack the brn sugar). I took them into the office where they were immediately inhaled by everyone ... they couldn't stop raving about them. Thank you for sharing.