Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

So I have this sister, she is kind of a picky eater. When I say “kind of”, I mean she IS a picky eater. She has described her eating habits in the past as “selective”. Silly sister…

But some of her “selective” or “non-selected” food choices include: Lettuce, strawberries and raisins. She recently started eating salads. She has NEVER liked lettuce. I almost fell off of the couch when she sent me a text message saying she had tried salad and LIKED it!

When my sister was very young, she went to stay the night at our Aunt Kay’s house. Aunt Kay and Uncle Ronnie lived behind our house while we were growing up. We often were over at their house for many occasions: parties, holidays, being babysat, or just hanging out. Neecie became hungry that night she was staying over. She asked for a snack. Aunt Kay found a box or raisins. Neecie didn’t mention to Aunt Kay that she didn’t like raisins. She was afraid she might upset or make Aunt Kay mad if she refused the raisins. She politely ate them and went to bed.

The next day she came home and complained about eating the raisins. My mom told Aunt Kay that Neecie doesn’t like raisins. Aunt Kay explained to Neecie, that she wouldn’t have had to eat the raisins if she had just told Aunt Kay that she didn’t like raisins. This quickly became a joke between my sister and Aunt Kay, saying that Aunt Kay made her eat the box of raisins. Anytime Neecie would ask for a snack or go into the kitchen to find something to eat, someone would always suggest that there were plenty of boxes of raisins for her to eat.

So what makes this even more hilarious, I made some oatmeal raisin cookies to bring along with Jon and me for our ride to Atlanta a few weeks ago. I knew Neecie didn’t like raisins, but I still offered to bring some of the cookies to share. She said she would give them to her boyfriend, because he might like them.

The next week, when Neecie and her boyfriend got back home to Indiana, I received a text saying my oatmeal cookies were really good. They were so good, that my SISTER (again, who DOES NOT like raisins) ate almost ALL of them! She has even requested for me to make another batch to send back with our dad when he comes to visit this week!

So being the AWESOME sister that I am, this is the batch of Oatmeal Raisin Cookies that I am sending to her. Hopefully they make it to Indiana; I think dad might like these too…

 

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Ingredients:
2 sticks, unsalted butter, room temperature
½ cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 and ½ cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground clove
1 and ½ cups old fashioned oats
¾ cup raisins
½ cup white chocolate chips
½ cup butterscotch or peanut butter chips

 

Sugar and Butter
Start by combining the wet ingredients: Butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Mix until all of the sugars and butter are combined.

Sugar Butter and Eggs

Add the eggs and vanilla extract to the sugar and butter mixture, and stir until all is combined.

Flour ingredients

In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and ground clove together.

Wet and dry cookie ingredients

Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.

Fold Raisins and Oatmeal

Fold in the oats, raisins, white chocolate chips, and the butterscotch or peanut butter chips.

Cookie Dough

Cover the oatmeal cookie dough and refrigerate for about 30 minutes to 1 hour. *This step is crucial to prevent the cookies from spreading out too much during baking.

Cookie dough on baking sheet

Allow the cookie dough to sit out for 5-10 minutes at room temperature. Roll the cookie dough into balls and place a few inches apart on a baking sheet. I use about ¼ cup of dough for each ball.

Cooling cookies

Bake for 15-18 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  (The baking time may vary less or more, so be sure to check on them occasionally.)   Allow the Oatmeal Raisin Cookies to cool on a cooling rack until they are completely cool.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

 

Makes about 2 dozen.

 


 

 

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Serves: About 24 cookies

Delicious oatmeal raisin cookies filled with butterscotch and white chocolate chips! AMAZING!
Ingredients
  • 2 sticks, unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 and ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp ground clove
  • 1 and ½ cups old fashioned oats
  • ¾ cup raisins
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup butterscotch or peanut butter chips
Instructions
  1. Start by combining the wet ingredients: Butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Mix until all of the sugars and butter are combined.
  2. Add the eggs and vanilla extract to the sugar and butter mixture, and stir until all is combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and ground clove together.
  4. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  5. Fold in the oats, raisins, white chocolate chips, and the butterscotch or peanut butter chips.
  6. Cover the oatmeal cookie dough and refrigerate for about 30 minutes to 1 hour. *This step is crucial to prevent the cookies from spreading out too much during baking.
  7. Allow the cookie dough to sit out for 5-10 minutes at room temperature. Roll the cookie dough into balls and place a few inches apart on a baking sheet. I use about ¼ cup of dough for each ball.
  8. Bake for 15-18 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Allow the Oatmeal Raisin Cookies to cool on a cooling rack until they are completely cool. Makes about 2 dozen.

 

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