Thursday, January 5, 2012

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

While I was sick with a cold over the holidays, I was craving oatmeal cookies. My husband made these for me and I was beyond impressed. I might have actually hidden a few away in the freezer, just for myself over the next week.

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
(printable recipe)

3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups AP flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/3 cups raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, beat the butter until smooth and almost fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the sugars and continue beating until the mixture is light and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth again.

In a separate bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients except the raisins. Gradually add this mixture to the wet ingredients, half at a time. Stir until fully combined. Add the raisins and stir well.

Using a medium size scoop or a rounded tablespoon, drop the dough onto a large baking sheet lined with a silpat mat. Bake for 8-9 minutes. Remove from the oven before the cookies are browned and when they still look soft in the center. Let them cool on the same tray for 5-10 minutes; this will allow them to finish baking without overcooking. Enjoy!

25 comments:

  1. I love oatmeal raisin cookies - one of my favorites! That is awesome that your husband made them for you :)

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  2. Aaawwwhhhh.. that is so sweet! They look fantastic, he did a great job!

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  3. These look delicious! I love the plate too.

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  4. Lots of oats and raisins - sounds excellent for sure. You should pretend to be sick often to see what other hidden culinary talents your husband has:)

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  5. Every once and a while I crave these, but I'm the only one who will eat them.

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  6. The cookies look great... You have a very loving husband... :)
    Happy New Year dear!

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  7. Mm, yum! I bet you could cram a few chocolate chips in there too. =)

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  8. You're lucky to have such a loving hubby and one who can bake as well!

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  9. Well he did a great job - these look wonderful, hope you're fully recovered
    Mary x

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  10. What a great guy! Sorry you don't feel good. Welcome back - we missed you!

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  11. Looks like someone may take over your blog business ;) I love oatmeal cookies!

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  12. What a sweetie! Hope you are feeling better...I'm sure these helped.

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  13. Oatmeal raisins are my favorite cookie out there! I would be stashing some in the freezer too!

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  14. What a lovely man :) Did he photograph them too?? Now THAT would be something ;)

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  15. What a nice guy to make you cookies! They look amazing...I LOVE oatmeal raisin cookies! So good!

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  16. What a nice man you have. The cookies look delicious.

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  17. Oatmeal cookies always make me feel better! Hope you're fully recovered.

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  18. Aww, what a nice hubby to make you cookies. And these look so good. I love oatmeal cookies! Hope you are feeling better...I have had a sinus infection this week and it's not fun being sick.

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  19. Im out of rasins wonder if I coukd use crasins

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  20. I make them with craisins all the time. I like them both ways!

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    1. Craisins would be lovely with these

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  21. Heading to my kitchen to make them now.

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  22. My favourite too. These are the only cookies I ever eat. Your's look yummy.

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  23. I made these oatmeal cookies and they are wonderful. Thanks, Mary

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