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
- 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)
- Crank up ol’ Bessy and preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper
- Sift together all the dry ingredients: flour, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt.
- Put the butter, sugar, and honey in the bowl of your mixer with the paddle.
- 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.
- Add the eggs, one at a time and then the vanilla.
- Now, whip it, whip it good.
- Ok, enough fun. Put the mixer on low, and slowly add the dry ingredients.
- 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.
- Drop about a tablespoon of dough on the baking sheets. Leave plenty of room to spread.
- Bake until golden, about 10 to 12 minutes.
- 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.