Sunday, December 12, 2010

"O" is for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

We're back to our Alphabet Service Projects and last week was "O". We made Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for a friend of Corban's named Oliver.  We delivered them to him on Wednesday night in his Royal Rangers Class, and I wish I had a picture of the smile on his face. He was so pleased and proud to be the recipient of a plate of cookies from a little sister of his buddy.  Annika was quite delighted with it herself and has been talking about Oliver the rest of the week.  She wants to have him over to play.  :)  

I usually don't make Oatmeal Cookies, as Grant much prefers Chocolate Chip Cookies - and these were a delightful change from the ordinary.  Even Grant declared they were the best Oatmeal cookies he had ever eaten.  I have to agree.  They're chewy and have just the right amount of spices for flavor.

Recipe: (from Annie's Eats)

1 cup butter, softened
1-½ cups light brown sugar, packed
½ cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1-¾ cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1-½ tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. nutmeg
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup raisins
1 cup walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 375°.
In a large bowl beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs and vanilla with a hand held mixer until well blended. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture, stirring until just combined.
Fold in rolled oats, raisin and walnuts (if desired). Drop dough by rounded teaspoons about 2 inches apart onto a cookie sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes and remove to wire rack to cool completely.

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