I mentioned these delicious oatmeal raisin cookies an earlier post, and I thought I'd share the recipe. There's a story that goes with this recipe but I'll save that for another post.
Yup, that's Little Mr. - his stirring and pouring techniques are steadily improving. By the time he's 5 he's going to need his own show.
Oatmeal Raisin cookies
3/4 cup butter (the recipe says margarine...but it was written when margarine was 'all the rage')
1 1/2 cups sugar (or 1 1/3 cup honey per the recipe)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3 cups oats
raisins (the recipe says a handful but I'm pretty generous. I probably added close to 2 cups)***
combine butter and sugar; then add eggs, vanilla, baking soda, and salt (*(the recipe omits the salt but I've made it with and without - <strong>with</strong> is definitely better).Stir in flour. Add oatmeal and raisins.
spoon onto prepared cookie sheet**
Bake @ 350 for 12-15min
**the recipe says spoon onto "a greased cookie sheet," but I'd suggest you buy some parchment paper or silicone sheet. Also, I like to flatten them with my fingers one I put the scoop on the sheet - I like my oatmeal raisin cookies on the thin side. Plus, since it's all whole wheat flour, making them thin helps to keep them from becoming too...hefty.
***If you don't have raisins but you do have chocolate chips (which I suggest that EVERYONE have around for emergencies) Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are equally delightful.
A few extra raisins to snack on while we patiently wait for our cookies to bake.