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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

We have been baking and trying new recipes this summer. I can remember making oatmeal raisin cookies with my mom, but I hadn't made them with the boys yet! The cookies were a big hit. The boys loved them and so did hubby's coworkers when he brought them into work. We've made them several times now and they love them each time.

You will need:

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 cups oats (quick-cooking or old-fashioned)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening/vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup raisins*
  • 1 cup chocolate chips*
  • Parchment paper, cookie sheets, cooling racks
*We like a lot of stuff in our cookies, so I added 1 1/2 cups of raisins and chocolate chips.

1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Set aside oats, raisins, chocolate chips, and flour. Combine all other ingredients in a large bowl. 
3. Stir in flour, oats, chocolate chips, and raisins.
4. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
5. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto sheet, about 2 inches apart.
6. Bake 9-11 minutes, or until lightly browned.
7. Remove from oven and cool on cooling rack. DM TIP: I find it easiest to simply move the parchment paper with the cookies still on it to the cooling rack. The cookies cool and don't get smooshed being moved.

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