I have a problem.
Any time I stumble across a recipe that claims to be “the best ever” I immediately stop and I have to make it. I’m a marketers dream…
I was that kid in front of the TV, yelling out to my mom, I wanted the newest toy I just saw…. And I am that adult, watching early Sunday morning infomercials, ready to pick up the phone and order that new fitness machine that the ultra-fit lady says will transform you.
I am that girlfriend you want at your pampered chef, party light or a Tupperware type party. The demonstrator will ooooo and aww me into giving you the best party ever.
So when I saw this recipe… I was in. This time it delivered… these really are the best oatmeal raisin cookies ever. EVER!!
Why are you still reading this? You should be in your kitchen making these cookies…!!!!
Best Ever Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
1 Tablespoons of Vanilla Extract
1 Cup of Raisins
1 Cup of Un-Salted Butter
1 Cup of Brown Sugar
¾ Cup of White Sugar
1 Cups of Flour
½ Cup of Whole Wheat Pastry Flour (or you can use regular flour)
1 Teaspoon of Salt
1 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon of Nutmeg
3 Cups of Quick Cooking Oatmeal
Beat eggs with vanilla in a small bowl. Pour in raisins and soak for 1-2 hours (this should give you the time you need to let your butter soften; I never remember to take it out!)
When an hour or two has passed, pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, cream the butter with the brown and white sugars.
In a medium bowl, mix together flours, oatmeal, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add it to the butter mixture and blend until combined. Add egg, vanilla and raisin mixture. Stir until combined.
Using a tablespoon, roll dough into balls, and place 2 inches apart, on a prepared pan (I use a silicon mat). I pressed them down a bit.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
Transfer cookie sheet to a cooling rack for 2-4 minutes, then transfer the cookies onto the cooling rack.
Eat at least 6, so I don’t feel so bad about the 5 I ate.