James: Is this your favorite recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies?
Emily: Not necessarily, any oatmeal raisin cookie that is delicious is my favorite.
Ain’t that the truth! You could put any sort of cookie in front of me and I’d probably be happy, but my all time favorite is an old fashion oatmeal raisin. They’re not too sweet, best when chewy and soft, and have that delightful oaty-cinnamony taste that’s just right.
Recipe adapted from Smitten Kitchen
1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp all spice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 350
1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice and salt together. Stir this into the butter/sugar mixture. Stir in the oats, raisins and walnuts.
3. Chill the dough for a bit in the fridge for half-hour to an hour then scoop it onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
4. Bake them for 10 to 12 minutes (baking time will vary, depending on your oven and how cold the cookies were going in). Cookies are ready when they’re golden at the edges but still a little undercooked-looking on top.
Voila! Take ’em out, set ’em aside to cool and then enjoy!
Another recipe that might be of interest: Oatmeal Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Cookies