These cookies are chewy, use large flake oats, and have a little almond extract in them, making them not your average oatmeal cookie.
I first tried them at a meeting, and found myself thinking about them the next day…which sounds hilarious, and I promise is not one of my normal past times. They were just different…memorable…special. So I asked my friend Dawn for the recipe and tried my first batch today.
I made them for a get together tonight…and I’m having a hard time to stop eating them all this afternoon.
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 lb butter, soft
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup raisins (optional)
- 3 1/2 cups rolled whole oats
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Cream butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat in eggs, and vanilla.
- Add in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, into butter mixture and mix well.
- Fold in raisins (or chocolate chips or chocolate covered raisins) and oats.
- Spoon by tablespoon full on to cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350°F for 6-9 minutes, until just golden brown.
The only major change I would make next time I make them, is to make a double batch. 😉
With homemade Oatmeal Cookies, life really is a party!