It’s a pretty widely accepted fact of the cookie world that chocolate chip trumps oatmeal raisin. Generally, if you’re grabbing a cookie and expecting a chocolate chip, you’re pretty damn disappointed when you taste a raisin.
Not so with my Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Not to toot my own horn, but I’ve never served these cookies to anyone without them exclaiming some variation on ‘oh my god, this is the best oatmeal raisin cookie I’ve ever had’.
Seriously. You’ll never need to search for another cookie recipe again.
You’re gonna need:
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp molasses
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats (NOT quick oats)
3/4 cup raisins
First off, preheat your oven to 350F/175C. As I frequently do with my recipes, I’m making this one as easy as possible for you. One bowl + one spoon = easy clean up. Who wants to spend their time doing dishes?
Microwave your butter/margarine until soft. Add your sugar and molasses, and cream thoroughly.
Add your eggs and vanilla, and mix.
Now, throw in your salt, your baking powder, and your baking soda. Once again, mix thoroughly.
Add your flour, and mix until you have a rather loose dough.
Add your oats, and stir.
Finally, add your raisins. Couldn’t be simpler, right?
And don’t forget to take a wee spoonful of the dough and give it a taste… just to make sure it’s alright.
Bake for about 12 minutes, or until the edges become golden brown. Let cool for at least 10 minute on a wire rack (if you can wait that long!) If you’re feeling especially racy, serve warm and with vanilla ice cream. Positively devilish, right?!
Enjoy ’em while they last!