If you’ve ever tried my cookies, you’ll know I like them thin and crisp. For a couple of reasons: I love the crunchy bite, and I think there’s a better balance of flavors in a thin cookie than in a fat, chewy one. But Oatmeal Raisin is a little different. I still like this cookie to be thin, but it should be a bit chewier than, say, chocolate chip.
That said, make these as chewy or crisp as you like.
The great thing about the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie is its versatility. Try adding a scoop of dulce de leche ice cream – the tenderness of the oatmeal is perfect for making ice cream sandwiches. Wrap each sandwich in clear film, then put them on a tray and pop them in the freezer. When they’re firm, put them in a zip-tight bag and re-freeze. Great for a Memorial Day party.
The oatmeal adds a rich, subtle taste to this cookie that pairs well with a huge variety of flavors, too, so you can get creative. Add orange zest or cranberry. Throw in walnuts if you want. Flavors really come through beautifully in an oatmeal cookie, so enjoy the process and let yourself play. Watch the video at the top of the page and bake along with me!
What You’ll Need:
1 ½ cup quick rolled oats
1 ½ cup rolled oats
¾ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¾ teaspoon salt
¾ cup butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed dark-brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup raisins
1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Prepare 2 greased cookie sheets or line with parchment
2. In a large bowl, stir together rolled oats, quick oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
3. In another large bowl, cream butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar.
4. Add egg, milk, and vanilla, mix until fully blended.
5. Add oatmeal-flour mixture and mix until fully combined. Do not over mix.
6. Mix in raisins.
7. Drop by tablespoons or use a 2 tablespoon ice cream scoop, onto prepared baking sheets 2 inches apart.
8. Bake for 12 minutes or until cookies are golden brown around the edges and still moist in the centers. Let cool 5 minutes sitting on the trays, then remove cookies to a wire rack.
Makes 3 dozen cookies