When the weather is warm it's very hard to run the oven; thankfully our mornings are cool and we often have a cool breeze drifting through the house. Taking advantage of this cool breeze I enjoy running the oven and baking before things heat up; this morning I baked up a batch of oatmeal raisin cookies.
My sister Jo Marie and I baked these during my recent visit to Missouri and I must say they are the best I have ever had.
I believe the recipe came form a Betty Crocker Cookbook.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup margarine
1/4 cup Crisco
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Mix in separate bowl:
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Add to creamed mixture; stir well.
To this add;
1 1/2 cup Old Fashion Oats (not quick)
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Bake at 375-degrees for 8 to 11 minutes or until cookies are brown.
Cool on rack; store in airtight contain.
This recipe makes a dry cookie dough but that is what makes the cookie so good. It's worth working with the dough in order to get a cookie with a good texture.