Friday, April 1, 2011

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Is it possible to have to many delicious cookie recipes?  I think not!  One bite and you'll be glad I couldn't resist sharing yet another one.  Raisins not your thing?  No problem.  Replace them with chocolate chips (and if you don't like chocolate... WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU!!!!).  You will think you're in heaven as soon as you start to smell them baking in the oven.  The cinnamon's the magic touch, but beware of over baking.  Enjoy :)

1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup raisins

In a large bowl, cream the shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add to creamed mixture, just until combined. Stir in the oats, raisins and pecans if desired.
Shape into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a greased glass bottom.
Bake at 350° for 10-11 minutes or until golden brown. Do not overbake. Remove to a wire rack to cool.


Gosfam said...

I am going to try these tonight...all my oatmeal raisin cookies recipes call for butter and never turn out. The dough always tastes super yummy, and then the cookies flatten out and look funny!! Anyways I am hoping I can pull these off :)

Cami said...

Wow these look perfect, like right from the bakery! :) I am going to have to try them. Thanks for sharing!

Gosfam said...

Success!! they turned out perfect and are sooo YUMMY!! Thanks for the recipe.

~~louise~~ said...

Raisins, sometimes. Chocolate chips, anytime. Your cookies, immediately!!!

Thanks for sharing, Heidi.

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Those look delicious Heidi!

teresa said...

mmm, totally my kind of cookie!

Holly said...

I LOVE these cookies! Definitley one of my favorites : )