Friday, December 26, 2008

Oatmeal Cookies

I've been tweaking this oatmeal cookie recipe for a while now. It's so far removed from the original recipe at this point that I'm going to call it my very own. Sometimes I add a cup of toasted pecans or walnuts. Sometimes I substitute dried tart cherries for the raisins.

1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 cup rolled oats
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp clove
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 325F. In a medium mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients, flour, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, salt, baking soda, baking powder. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Mix in molasses, egg and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and raisins. Stir to combine. Scoop heaping tablespoons of mixture onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cookies may look a little bit wet in the cracks, but will be set and lightly golden around edges.

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