Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Oatmeal Raisin (or no raisins) Cookies

Our Young Women Camp Cook is amazing.
An entire week of prepared from scratch meals, including freshly baked homemade cookies every afternoon.
She has an amazing staff and everyone learns so much from her. It is a delight to work with her.
Everything is prepared with love which contributes to the beautiful spirit we experience at our Stake Young Women Camp.

Here is the  best Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe I have ever made and tasted
(I only put raisins in half the batter because only half of our family likes raisins in their cookies)

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
(1 hour before making the cookies, soak 1 1/2 Cups of Raisin in Hot Water-drain before using in recipe)

Whisk together and set aside:
2 C All purpose flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 Tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Kosher Salt

Cream together:
1 C Unsalted Butter
1 C Granulated Sugar
1 C Brown Sugar, firmly packed
2 Large Eggs
2 tsp Vanilla

Then stir in flour mixture  until no flour is visible and add:
3 C Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (not instant)
Do not over mix as this will make a tough cookie if the gluten develops to much.

Stir in the raisins

Drop dough by tablespoon  2 " apart onto a baking sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. ( I use parchment paper)
Bake 11-13 minutes  at 350 degrees on center rack until golden but still moist beneath cracks on top.
Remove from oven; let cookies sit on baking sheet for 1-2 minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

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