Monday, July 27, 2009

Recipe as Requested: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Mmm Mmm....fresh-baked cookies!! Yep, cookies are something I'm pretty familiar with after baking up a storm this weekend. I think I've exceeded my quota for butter, flour, sugar and chocolate chips for the year.

Isn't it funny how nobody can seem to wait for cookies to finish baking? From the moment the dough is put together, it's already being eaten up and licked off the spoon! Then comes the actual baking part...we meticulously count down the seconds til the cookies come out of the oven and then we can't seem to keep our hands off of them before they've had a chance to cool and set! Yes - cookies truly are special - they have the power to turn that frown upside-down, and funny enough their scent can even help sell a house (some real-estate agents spray 'fresh baked cookie' scent when doing open houses!)!

Well, enough talk and more baking - Here's the recipe for NIM's oatmeal raisin cookies as requested :)
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Makes: 56 cookies
Calories per cookie: 82
Description: oats, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour, cinnamon, raisins, butter
Ingredients:
200 Gram Butter, Unsalted, Softened
3/4 Cup Splenda or White Sugar
190 Gram Brown Sugar
2 1/4 Eggs
1 1/4 tsp. Vanilla Extract
180 Gram All Purpose Flour
1 1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
3/4 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Salt
260 Gram Oats (Quick Cooking)
170 Gram Thompson Raisins

Directions:
NOTE: WHEN USING THE CONVECTION OVEN, BAKE AT 325 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. IF THE TEMPERATURE OF THE OVEN IS TOO HIGH, THEY WILL NOT BAKE PROPERLY.

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2. In large bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until fluffy.
3. Stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Gradually beat into butter mixture. Stir in oats and raisins. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.
5. Cool and Enjoy!!

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