I am just so happy to be baking again =) Luckily, I was able to find this best ever oatmeal raisin cookie recipe on the internet because indeed it has exceeded my expectations.
My first attempt to follow the recipe and bake the cookies has resulted to one of the finest baked goodies I have ever made. Just the smell of the cookies baking in my oven is enough for one to say that the cookies are so heavenly =)
Here is the link to the site where I got the recipe which I am also posting below:
Recipe: 1 cup butter, room temp 1 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup white sugar 2 eggs, well beaten 1 TBSP (yes tablespoon) vanilla 1 1/2 cups flour 1 tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda 2 tsp cinammon 1/2 tsp ginger 1/2 tsp nutmeg 3 cups oatmeal (quick cooking or old fashioned, not instant) 1 cup raisins 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional) 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
To prep: The key is to soak the raisins. This makes all the difference in the world. Beat eggs and vanilla together and then add the raisins, stir. Soak for an hour or two. I just walked by a few times and stirred it while I waited.
Directions: Preheat to 350 F. Cream butter and sugars with mixer. In a seperate bowl combine flour, salt, baking soda, cinammon, ginger & nutmeg. Stir the dry ingredients until well blended. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture and mix well. Now add in the egg & raisin mixture (I used my hands). Then add oatmeal and chocolate chips/nuts and combine well. Form into balls on cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheet for 2-5 minutes or until firm enough to transfer to wire rack.
Remember to soak the raisins because it did make the difference. By the way it took me about 15 minutes to bake the cookies (12 pieces/batch). Just check the oven once in a while to avoid burning it. I so love these =)