Sunday, January 30, 2011

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These are the the best oatmeal raisin cookies I have had--so yummy, so soft, so perfect!  And how can one not be happy when their apartment smells of freshly baked cookies?  Wonderful on a cold, winter day.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
  1. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  2. 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening (I used butter)
  3. 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  4. 1/2 cup white sugar
  5. 2 eggs
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  7. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  8. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  9. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  10. 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  11. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  12. 3 cups rolled oats
  13. 1 cup raisins

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, butter flavored shortening, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. 
  3. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. 
  4. Stir in the oats and raisins. 
  5. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until light and golden. Do not overbake. Let them cool for 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheets to cool completely. Store in airtight container. Make sure you get some, because they don't last long!

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