Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These are the BEST Oatmeal raisin cookies I have ever had!

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
3 cups Quaker oats
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/4 cup butter- room temp.
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
In a medium bowl, thoroughly stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg.
In a mixing bowl, using high speed, cream butter, and both sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
By hand, stir in the flour mixture. When flour is absorbed, stir in oats, raisins, and nuts.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoon fulls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8-9 minutes. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet before removing. Store tightly covered.

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