Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup raisins
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 cup butter
2 cups flour
3 cups old fashioned oats, divided: 1 cup & 2 cups
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt

cinnamon & sugar

Preheat oven to 350*. Using a food processor, blend 1 cup oats and 1 cup raisins for about 1 minute, until raisins are blended very fine (about the size of BBs). In a mixing bowl, combine butter, sugars, eggs, soda, baking powder, vanilla, and salt; mix well. Add oats; mix well. Add raisin/oat mixture; mix well. Add flour; mix well, stopping to scrape sides.

In a separate bowl, mix together 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Roll dough into TBS size balls (I use the Pampered Chef mini ice cream scooper--it's perfect). Roll balls of dough in cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake on greased cookie sheet for 10 minutes at 350*. Do not over bake. Cool on paper towels or wire rack. These are ultra soft and chewy.

** PS- I hate raisins. I bought some to try to get Ryan to eat them, and he'll only eat the ones covered in yogurt candy. I needed to use them, but I didn't want big raisins in my cookies. These turned out great, even though I hate raisins. So ... you could sneak some healthfulness into your kids' cookies and they probably won't even know. lol.

2 comments:

Sarah said...

Janette shared these with me and they were fabuloso!!

brooke said...

I am glad I have the recipe now!

Our family LOVED them!!!