Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

6 Nov

O.K. I know this site is technically about my mom’s cooking advice, but when you need baking help, the truth is, it’s really my grandma – my dad’s mom – who knows best. Mom’s side of the family is more about cooking from your gut, grandma likes specifics. The woman is a baking genius, and she has piles and piles of recipes she’s collected and perfected. Her Christmas cookies are legendary, just wait for those.

So anyway, here we are: I needed a recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies, and I called her. She dug around, called me back and said: “Now, these are really, really good. There are  few simpler recipes I pulled out in case, but these are the ones I always make.” I jotted down a few notes and behold! Grandma Long’s oatmeal raisin cookies.

What you will need:

Oven on to 375 degrees

1 1/2 cups unsalted butter

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1/4 cup dark brown sugar

1/2 cup regular sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp nutmeg ground

3 cups uncooked oats

1 cup raisins

Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl, the sugar, butter, egg and vanilla in the other.

Combine them and add the raisins.

Bake for 8-9 minutes for chewier cookies

Bake 10-11 for crispier cookies

FYI, my grandma likes chewier cookies.


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