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Two Peas and Their Pod: Recipe for Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Monday, July 13, 2009

Recipe for Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

My dad came to visit us for the weekend. It was a quick trip, but we had a great time. We went to the farmer's market at Pioneer Park, did a lot of yard work-my dad was a huge help, and then he treated us to a nice dinner at Cafe Molise. We also went to my sister's and hung out with my niece and nephew. They get cuter by the minute.

My dad loves raisins. He can't go a day without them. I wanted to make him a special treat, so I baked a batch of oatmeal raisin cookies.

These cookies won't win an award for "most attractive" or "best presentation," but they are down right delicious. The cookies are soft and chewy with a nice cinnamon spice background. The plump raisins added sweetness to these wholesome cookies. My dad loved them, I am glad I added in extra raisins. They turned out great!

I think I may of cheated this weekend, but not on purpose. My dad LOVES spoiling his girls. While he was here he bought us groceries and took us out to dinner. I promise I didn't ask him to and this isn't unusual. My dad enjoys spoiling us while he is in town.

So I don't really know how to count my food budget total. I still have only spent $8.28 of our own money, but we do have a fridge that is full of fresh produce and we enjoyed a nice Italian meal out. Again, I promise I didn't beg my dad to buy our groceries, that is just something he does. He is the best. So if anyone wants to kick me out of the challenge let me know:)

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

(Printable Recipe)

1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
Pinch of ground cloves
Freshly grated nutmeg-just a bit
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
3/4-1 cup of raisins

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a small bowl add the raisins and cover with water. Let them sit for five minutes. This will help plump them up.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth and creamy. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar mixture. Blend until combined. Stir in the oats and raisins.

Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes. You can bake them right away, but I prefer to chill the dough. I think it helps them bake up and not be so flat.

When you are ready to bake, spoon about a tablespoon of dough into a round ball, leaving space between each cookie. They will spread a little. Bake them for 10 to 12 minutes. Take them out when they are golden at the edges but still a little under baked in the middle. Let them sit on the hot baking sheet for five minutes before transferring them to cooling rack.

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Blogger Erica said...

Glad you had fun with your dad!! Very sweet of him to get you guys some fresh produce. The cookies look yummy to me and your description makes them sound just mouth watering!

5:18 AM  
Blogger Snooky doodle said...

these cookies look so good. I love raisin and oatmeal :)

5:57 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

Dad's are always great like that :) And the cookies... MMMMMMM!!

6:23 AM  
Blogger kat said...

Those are my husbands favorite cookies.

6:41 AM  
Blogger Valerie Gamine said...

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6:59 AM  
Blogger Valerie Gamine said...

Never judge a cookie by its mug. Some of the clumsiest looking cookies have the best taste. :) Your cookies are just showing off their contents. They sound amazing!

7:00 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

The look pretty tasty to me! I love a good oatmeal raisin cookie.

7:09 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

My dad is like that too! These cookies look great.

7:40 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

I love a good spoiling by my dad! Your cookies look fab!! I left you an award on my blog if you are interested!

7:44 AM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those look extremely good!



8:29 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

a dad can't help spoiling his girls :) i could go for a cookie right now!

8:52 AM  
Blogger CookiePie said...

Oooh - oatmeal raisin are my hubby's favorite cookies - I'll have to try this recipe!

9:07 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

I love chewy oatmeal cookies - these look and sound perfect. I'll take two with a glass of ice cold milk please.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Engineer Baker said...

Dang, I'm a sucker for chewy cookies, and love oatmeal raisin. And those really look wonderful, so I'm going to have to keep them in mind for the next time I bake cookies...

10:52 AM  
Blogger sugarlens said...

Awww...your dad is super sweet! My parents are like that too - they are always giving me food.

11:38 AM  
Blogger grace said...

i think all oatmeal cookies should be chewy, and yours look perfect for the raisin-lover. and there's never anything wrong with a little spoiling...unless we're talking about milk. :)

11:45 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

chewy oatmeal this i have to try. like tonight. thanks!

11:45 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I LOVE chewy cookies-especially oatmeal as you may know from my oatmeal cookie challenge. Hope the belly of yours took to these.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Cory said...

Count me as another chewy oatmeal cookie fan. I can't wait to try these - the giant raisin : dough ratio looks promising!

1:20 PM  
Blogger theUngourmet said...

Very yummy cookies! This is one of my favorite combos!

1:30 PM  
Blogger Gaby said...

yummmmmmmm! love it!

3:26 PM  
Blogger pinkstripes said...

Your oatmeal cookies look wonderful. It sounds like you had a great visit with your Dad.

3:52 PM  
Blogger Kerstin said...

Yum, they sound like the perfect oatmeal raisin cookies (my hubby's favorite!)! I'm glad you had fun with you Dad! I love being spoiled by my parents when they visit too.

4:07 PM  
Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

I love chewy raisin cookies. I'll have to try these when the boys are visiting.

4:09 PM  
Blogger Clumbsy Cookie said...

It's nice you got to enjoy a nice time with your dad! I bet he was thrilled with the cookies!

4:16 PM  
Blogger teresa said...

I love those big pieces of oats in there, they look so good!

6:05 PM  
Blogger Reeni said...

These look delicious! Your Dad is a sweety!

7:09 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

Your dad sounds like such a sweetheart!!! And I beg to differ... those cookies could win an award on beauty too!

7:26 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Perfect timing--I have been looking for a new oatmeal cookie recipe!

8:03 PM  
Blogger Monica H said...

Your dad is too sweet. I don't think anyone has ever bought me groceries!

Oatmeal raisin are one of my favorites. So basic but they fulfill buttery, chewy cravings every time!

11:04 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

I love oatmeal raisin cookies. These look perfect. That's very nice of your dad to buy groceries. :)

11:19 PM  
Blogger NKP said...

Oatmeal raisin are my absolute favourite, they look great!

3:54 AM  
Blogger Victor said...

When I see "chewy" related to "cookie", I'm going to make it the next day.

5:10 AM  
Blogger ♥Rosie♥ said...

Glad to here you had time with your dad :0) Those cookies look delicious!!

5:56 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...

I love chewy oatmeal raisin cookes - and my dad is an oatmeal raisin fanatic as well. These are totally bookmarked! As a side note - my dad always hands me money whenever I come home for a visit. Dads are just good like that.

5:59 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

I have had oatmeal raisin cookies on my mind lately and I think your recipe just got me off the fence. I may make some today!

So glad you had a good time with your Dad. Dads are awesome, mine continues to spoil me as well. He has butternut squash and sweet potatoes growing in his garden in the US just for me when I move back in Oct! :)

6:43 AM  
Blogger Ria Mathew said...

Great to know that you had an amazing time with your dad!! And the cookies...yummm!!

6:52 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

Chewy cookies are my favorite! And I definitely don't think that you cheated - you still didn't spend money!

7:25 AM  
Blogger Teanna DiMicco said...

My stomach is grumbling and those cookies are just what I need!

7:46 AM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

Yea for Daddies! And yea for these cookies!

11:41 AM  
Blogger Flourchild said...

You just gotta love those oatmeal favorite! Im glad your time with your dad was good.

11:52 AM  
Blogger The Fat Dietitian said...

My hubs adores oatmeal raisin cookies. Personally, I am more of an oatmeal chocolate chip kind of gal... :)

12:18 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Sounds like a great time with your Dad!! :) they know best! Great cookies!!!!

5:35 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

Very nice of you to bake those for your dad, and he sounds like a great guy!

5:53 PM  
Blogger farah said...

Oh these look so yummy!

6:12 PM  
Blogger Maris said...

There's no better cookie than a chewy cookie!

4:40 AM  
Blogger Adam said...

You always make a really mean oatmeal cookie, Maria. There's no surprise as to why your Dad loves them. They are one of my favorite too :)

Nice job on your food budget. You both are doing great on cutting and keeping costs down.

6:12 AM  
Blogger Ingrid_3Bs said...

Cheater! :)Just kidding! My Mom is like that. I'll go visit her and she'll send me home with bags of groceries. :)

8:50 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

Sounds like you have some AWESOME weekend plans! What are you guys making for your bbqs?? Since Josh will be away at a bachelor party, I am going to be doing some serious relaxing hehe. I plan on reading, hopefully going to the beach (if its nice) and hanging out with my mom/aunt and a few friends ;)

7:49 AM  
Blogger The Double Dipped Life said...

You saved me tonight! Hubby wanted oatmeal choc. chip cookies, and I have lost my recipe! So, I went on a search of favorite food blogs and found this recipe. They were DIVINE! Instead of raisins, I used choc. chips and coconut. Yum! Thank you!

8:39 PM  
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11:29 AM  

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