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.
1/2 cup butter, softened
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.
Labels: COOKIES, Oatmeal, Pantry Raid Challenge
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!
these cookies look so good. I love raisin and oatmeal :)
Dad's are always great like that :) And the cookies... MMMMMMM!!
Those are my husbands favorite cookies.
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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!
The look pretty tasty to me! I love a good oatmeal raisin cookie.
My dad is like that too! These cookies look great.
I love a good spoiling by my dad! Your cookies look fab!! I left you an award on my blog if you are interested!
Those look extremely good!
a dad can't help spoiling his girls :) i could go for a cookie right now!
Oooh - oatmeal raisin are my hubby's favorite cookies - I'll have to try this recipe!
I love chewy oatmeal cookies - these look and sound perfect. I'll take two with a glass of ice cold milk please.
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...
Awww...your dad is super sweet! My parents are like that too - they are always giving me food.
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. :)
chewy oatmeal raisin....now this i have to try. like tonight. thanks!
I LOVE chewy cookies-especially oatmeal as you may know from my oatmeal cookie challenge. Hope the belly of yours took to these.
Count me as another chewy oatmeal cookie fan. I can't wait to try these - the giant raisin : dough ratio looks promising!
Very yummy cookies! This is one of my favorite combos!
yummmmmmmm! love it!
Your oatmeal cookies look wonderful. It sounds like you had a great visit with your Dad.
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.
I love chewy raisin cookies. I'll have to try these when the boys are visiting.
It's nice you got to enjoy a nice time with your dad! I bet he was thrilled with the cookies!
I love those big pieces of oats in there, they look so good!
These look delicious! Your Dad is a sweety!
Your dad sounds like such a sweetheart!!! And I beg to differ... those cookies could win an award on beauty too!
Perfect timing--I have been looking for a new oatmeal cookie recipe!
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!
I love oatmeal raisin cookies. These look perfect. That's very nice of your dad to buy groceries. :)
Oatmeal raisin are my absolute favourite, they look great!
When I see "chewy" related to "cookie", I'm going to make it the next day.
Glad to here you had time with your dad :0) Those cookies look delicious!!
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.
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! :)
Great to know that you had an amazing time with your dad!! And the cookies...yummm!!
Chewy cookies are my favorite! And I definitely don't think that you cheated - you still didn't spend money!
My stomach is grumbling and those cookies are just what I need!
Yea for Daddies! And yea for these cookies!
You just gotta love those oatmeal cookies..my favorite! Im glad your time with your dad was good.
My hubs adores oatmeal raisin cookies. Personally, I am more of an oatmeal chocolate chip kind of gal... :)
Sounds like a great time with your Dad!! :) they know best! Great cookies!!!!
Very nice of you to bake those for your dad, and he sounds like a great guy!
Oh these look so yummy!
There's no better cookie than a chewy cookie!
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.
Cheater! :)Just kidding! My Mom is like that. I'll go visit her and she'll send me home with bags of groceries. :)
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 ;)
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!
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