Late this afternoon, my husband called. "What did you do all day?" he asked.
"Oh, I worked a little, and knitted, and made some cookies."
"Ooh! Did you make my favorite oatmeal-raisins?"
Fortunately, I had the ingredients in the house, so I scrambled and made some oatmeal-raisins for him. Here's my recipe.
1 cup unsalted butter, softened. (Don't use salted butter. But if you have to, omit the salt from this recipe.)
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup plain-old white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt (omit if you are using salted butter)
3 cups oats (use the old-fashioned kind that comes in a drum - not quick-cooking or instant)
1 cup raisins (I used golden ones today, because that's what was in the cabinet, and I liked the results).
Mix the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together in a bowl with a fork.
Cream the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer (stand or hand-held). When it's fluffy, add the eggs and vanilla, and mix well.
Slowly add the mixed dry ingredients to the buttery goo, and mix thoroughly.
Add the oats; mix; then add the raisins and mix by hand.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a Silpat- or foil-lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about ten minutes, or until just set.
|I personally think Silpat is one of the greatest inventions ever.|
Cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet, and then transfer to a rack to cool completely. Do not cool these on the back porch or in any outdoor area, as squirrels like them just as much as husbands do.
I can tell this Weight Watchers thing is just not going to work for me until, like, January. That's okay. The cookies are worth it.