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.


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!!!