Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

There are some things in life that I am sure of, like …

  • The hubby likes chewy oatmeal raisin cookies
  • Son #1 likes oatmeal cookies … chewy or crispy … without raisins
  • Son #2 does not like oatmeal cookies at all
  • Son #3 likes crispy oatmeal raisin cookies … until yesterday, when he told me that he likes them crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside!

Do they think I’m running a custom baking service?

Do they realize that I cannot make everyone happy … all of the time!

Should I take special orders?

Maybe just bake to order?

Or …

Just bake … if they like it, great … if not, oh well!

Somehow, every cookie does get eaten šŸ™‚

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

(adapted from Quaker Oats)

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups unbleached flour (or all-purpose)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups Quick Oats (or old-fashioned)
  • 1 cup raisins
  1. Heat oven to 350Ā°F. In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
  3. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt; mix well.
  4. Add oats and raisins; mix well.
  5. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake 9-11 minutes or until light golden brown.Ā  Cool 1-2 minutes on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack.Ā  Cool completely.Ā  Store tightly covered.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies

How do you like your oatmeal cookies, chewy or crispy?Ā  I ā™„ your comments!










16 thoughts on “Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

  1. Brenda, I like my oatmeal cookies any and all of those ways. I might even add chocolate chips to the mix! Remember, whatever your family refuses to eat means there’s more for you!

    Keep writing…


  2. I love chewy, but hubby and son require crispy/crunchy cookies….no matter what kind they are….So I know how you feel….they really think we are running a bakery…don’t they?


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