OATMEAL-RAISIN COOKIES

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30 min Prep
40 min Total
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36 Servings

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Mmm! Make rich buttery, brown sugar and oat cookies with a hint of cinnamon and a bunch of juicy raisins.


Ingredient List
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 cup shortening
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 eggs
  • Small check mark in a circle icon3 cups quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup raisins, chopped nuts or semisweet chocolate chips, if desired
Preparation
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat all ingredients except oats, flour and raisins with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in oats, flour and raisins.
  2. On ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until light brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.
Tips
  • Quick-cooking and old-fashioned rolled oats are interchangeable unless recipes call for a specific type. Instant oatmeal products are not the same as quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats and should not be used for baking—you will get gummy or mushy results.
  • For 3 grams of fat and 95 calories per serving, substitute unsweetened applesauce for the shortening and 1/2 cup fat-free cholesterol-free egg product for the eggs. Increase cinnamon and vanilla to 1 1/2 teaspoons each.
  • Press dough in ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until light brown. Cool in pan on cooling rack. For 36 bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.
  • A cookie with a permanent place on the roster of treats everyone should know how to make, oatmeal cookies are hearty and packed with goodness. The classic scratch version is easy to make—all it takes is three steps and ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. These oaty, chewy and perfectly (not overly!) sweet cookies are ideal as-is, but you can get creative with them, too. Try adding chocolate chips or chopped nuts in addition to, or instead of, raisins and there’ll be even more to love. Before you get started, check out Betty’s tips on how to bake the perfect cookie and everyone will ask for the recipe!