Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Recipe)

January 13, 2012 · Posted in Recipes 

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Recipe)
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These are my second-favorite cookies. Chocolate chip cookies win out overall, but I really, really like oatmeal-raisin cookies, too. This recipe always produces perfectly chewy cookies with crispy edges. The recipe made about 3 dozen, so I wrapped up half of them and stored them in the freezer, thinking "this is way too many cookies for us to eat all at once!" Now, the next day, the cookies are almost all gone, so I’ll be raiding my freezer stash sooner than I thought.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1-1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 dash nutmeg
3 cups Quaker oats
1 cup raisins

Heat the oven to 350 f. Beat together the butter and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt, mix well. Add oats and raisins, mix.

Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet (leave space between them so they don’t run together when they spread). Bake ~12 minutes, or until just golden. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Tip: The cookies firm up a lot as they cool, so don’t be afraid to take them out of the oven when they’re just golden but still quite soft and squishy looking. Overbaked cookies will be very hard when they cool.

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Recipe can easily be multiplied.

8 cups green tomato, chopped
3 tbsp coarse salt

Let stand overnight and then drain

2 cups sugar
2 cups vinegar, white
1 tsp tumeric
½ tsp celery seed
3 tbsp mustard seed
3 cups onions, diced

Bring to a boil, simmer 5 minutes

2 each sweet red peppers, diced
1 each hot pepper, diced (optional)*

Add tomatoes and peppers to pot, simmer another 5 minutes
Bottle and seal to preserve.

*hot pepper options: 1 pickled pepperoncini = mild heat, 1 pickled banana pepper = medium heat, 1 halapeno = hot heat

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