How to Make Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

How to Make Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
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  • 1 cup (1/2 pound or 2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened, OR 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 3 cups rolled oats


Step 1. Preheat the oven to 176 °C. Line two big cookie sheets with parchment paper or Silpat.

Step 2. In a big mixing bowl, cream the sugar. 3 minutes after adding the brown sugar and white sugar, beat until fluffy. One at a time beat in the eggs. Add the vanilla extract to the mixture.

Step 3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients and stir them into the butter-sugar mixture. Combine the raisins and nuts in a mixing bowl. Add the oats and mix well.

Step 4. Spoon the dough onto the prepared cookie sheets in big tablespoonfuls, leaving at least 2 inches for each cookie.

Step 5. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are golden brown. It's essential to keep in mind that the cookies will appear underdone and lightly colored everywhere but the edges. That's fine; as they cool, they'll firm up.

Step 6. Cool on cookie sheets for 1 minute. Then, using a metal spatula, carefully transfer them to a wire rack. Allow cooling completely. They'll be very soft until they've cooled fully. Keep tightly sealed in the refrigerator.


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