Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Bad Subcontractor Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

So you had a bad day, so the song says, and says, and says. Am I the only one that doesn't understand why Daniel Powter keeps bringing it up. Oh well, sometimes, taxes get you down, or bad a hair day, or you use the wrong font in a proposal. Sometimes, you are just bummed. An even more rare, sometimes, your subcontractor orders equipment he shouldn't.

An ol' fashioned remedy to make a bad day go away... oatmeal raisin cookies. So here they are

Bad day, go away, ol' fashioned oatmeal cookies

Dry Goods

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt


  • 1 cup of best butter

  • 1 heeping cup packed light-brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup honey or golden syrup

  • 2 large fresh eggs

  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  • 3 cups Quaker Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats (you know the smiley ol' guy, doesn't that commercial with the big plastic Quaker just freak you out.)

  • 1 cup raisins (plumped up in hot water… or rum if your are feeling frisky)

  1. Crank up ol’ Bessy and preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper

  2. Sift together all the dry ingredients: flour, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt.

  3. Put the butter, sugar, and honey in the bowl of your mixer with the paddle.

  4. Beat at medium speed until the newly formed goodness is light and fluffy. It takes about 5 minutes, I ironed my shirt for work, but let it butter and the sugar form this light as a cloud, melt in your mouth, decadent pudding like substance.

  5. Add the eggs, one at a time and then the vanilla.

  6. Now, whip it, whip it good.

  7. Ok, enough fun. Put the mixer on low, and slowly add the dry ingredients.

  8. Stir in oats and plumped raisins. Actually you could probably choose any dried fruit you like, I bet apricots would be awesome, cherries, craisins, anything would do as long as you like it.

  9. Drop about a tablespoon of dough on the baking sheets. Leave plenty of room to spread.

  10. Bake until golden, about 10 to 12 minutes.

  11. Take the baking sheets out and don’t touch them. They need to cool or they will fall apart.

Now, like I said this is an old fashioned recipe and it is very chewy and very oatmealy… (oatmealy, nice word). Stay tuned for a more high-octane cakey cookie with some amped up flavors… I’m thinking sea salt and apricots soaked in rum.

Happy baking, much love, and I hope your day gets better.

1 comment:

anthony said...

I can personally attest to the fact that these cookies are amazing. I have eaten three so far, and I think I might just staple the rest to my stomach to speed up the inevitable. I have begun work on the newest syrup-soaked-pop-waffle hit song called "Good Day". And I will repeat it more times than Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" so that everyone knows that good prevails over evil, especially when bolstered with cookies.

Another great recipe that warms the heart!