Saturday, January 7, 2012

Oatmeal raisin cookies

Mmmmm gooey chewy oatmeal raisin cookies. That is all I have to say. What follows is from this recipe from Smitten Kitchen. 

1/2 cup (1 stick or 4 ounces) butter, softened
2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup raisins

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cream the butter, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla until smooth.

Separately, whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

Combine the mixtures and add oats and raisins (if desired).

Either chill the dough for a few hours or bake the cookies immediately (if you are impatient like I am), for 10-12 minutes or until they are slightly browned on the sides.

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