Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I have been thinking about Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for a solid week. 

Which is weird because I’m much more of a french fry or Doritos person. I very rarely can’t stop thinking about a cookie or other sweet. But oh em gee, thoughts of oatmeal cookies have taken over my brain.

And by the way, I don’t even like raisins. (Unless they’re covered in mayo and tossed with broccoli and bacon! Duh.)

 Yesterday I finally made my dang cookies. And guess what!

First batch was a fail. Huge fail. They were like hard little nuggets of oatmeal with random raisins throughout. 

Typically, I would give up at that point. Move onto something else. Eat all the kids’ Little Debbies. 

You know. 

But I needed these cookies in my life. 

Thankfully these turned out well. Chewy with lots and lots of raisins. I ate more than I’d like to admit and may even make another batch today. 

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup raisins

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt until no lumps remain.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in cinnamon, vanilla, egg, and egg yolk. Add the flour mixture and beat until just blended. Add in the oats and raisins and lightly beat just to mix them in.
  4. Roll into 1/4 cup balls and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Cool completely on a wire rack.
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