Monday, April 25, 2011

1-1/4 cups (2-1/2 sticks) margarine or butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup pre-plumped raisins (see below)
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 cups oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)

1) Put raisins in a medium bowl, and pour in enough boiling water to cover. Let sit 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
2) Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat butter and sugars until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well.
3) In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Add to sugar mixture and mix well. Stir in oats; mix well. Gently fold in raisins.
4) Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 9 minutes for a chewy cookie or 10 to 11 minutes for a crisp cookie. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.



Peanut's Mommy said...

Hi Heather, when do you add in the raisins?

Peanut's Mommy said...

When do you add in the plumped raisins?

Heather said...

Sorry about that! The raisins should be folded in after all the other ingredients are incorporated. I edited the recipe to indicate that. Thanks!