Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

There's a temptation in the world of food blogging to mess with everything.  It seems really difficult to just make a classic and keep it a classic.  I've been known to fall victim to the temptation in the past too, I'm not saying I'm better.
And even though it can sometimes feel like you have to add browned butter to everything - you don't.  Sometimes regular butter is just perfect.  Sometimes just oatmeal and raisins will suffice.  You don't always need to add marshmallows and candy and make your cookies in the shape of some little animal.  You don't always need to add unnecessary steps just for the sake of complicating things.

Round cookies with regular butter, oatmeal and raisins are perfect.  Just the way they are.
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
3 c. oats
1 1/2 c. raisins

1.  Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Set aside.

2.  Beat butter and sugars together.  Add eggs one at a time.  Mix in vanilla.

3.  Stir in oats and raisins.

4.  Drop by tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350˚ for 11-13 minutes.  Cool on a wire rack.


  1. Absolutely perfect. Love this recipe the cookies are soft and delicious.

    1. Natasya, thank you for taking the time to come back and leave a comment - it honestly makes my day every time a reader gives feedback! So glad you loved the cookies!


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