Here is today's recipe:
Dad's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Source: My Dad!)
2 cup of all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 cup of brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
3 cups oats (anything but instant oats)
1 1/2 cups of raisins
Preheat oven to 350F
In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter. Add in eggs, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla - mixing on low. Increase speed to high and beat until fluffy and the colour lightens.
Stir the flour mixture into the creamed mixture until no flour is visible. Do not overmix - over mixing develops the gluten, making a tough cookie. Now add the oats and raisins; stir to incorporate.
Fill cookie scoop with dough - about two tablespoons.
Drop 2-inches apart onto baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray.
Bake 11-13 minutes (on center rack), until golden, but still moist beneath cracks on top.
Remove from oven; let cookies sit on baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
Mu husband has delcared these his absolute favourite cookie. Of course, I felt they needed a little chocolate, but then again, I am happy to add chocolate to almost any baking (like bacon, it just makes things better!). These cookies did not last long in our house at all...a new cookie monster has popped up and ate them all up!
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