Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and the Taste of Christmas

Good Afternoon Everyone!

It’s nearly Valentines Day, but around my house we are already counting down until Christmas again. Why? Because we love the coziness of it all. We love the warmth, joy, tastes, smells, and sights of the holiday season. Since the weather is cold, wet, and dreary I am still baking and holding onto those flavors for just a little bit longer!

Enter these cookies. When I think about oatmeal raisin cookies I look for several things. Does it have that distinct cinnamon-molasses flavor? Is it more flat and dense versus fluffy and light? And are the raisins deliciously plump and chewy? For these cookies I can say yes, yes, and absolutely yes!!

They are simply delectable. This batch made 24 cookies and lasted us all weekend long. It was a great way to have a munchie that isn’t overly sweet, but still is hearty and flavorful. Enjoy this recipe everyone and keep on cooking! ❤

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Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies 

Courtesy of: Betty Crocker 

Yields: 24 cookies

Ingredients: 

1 1/4 cups sugar

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened

1/3 cup molasses

2 eggs

2 cups quick-cooking oats

1 2/3 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup raisins

Instructions: 

  • 1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, stir together sugar, butter, molasses and eggs. Stir in remaining ingredients except raisins until well blended. Stir in raisins.
  • 2. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3. Bake 9 to 10 minutes or just until set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.
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