Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Cool Weather Baking

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

Cream together:
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup margarine
1/4 cup Crisco
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 egg

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)
Mix well.

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.


Angi Schneider said...

yum. These look great. By the way, I love your daughter's hair. I knew it was long but I had no idea just how long. It's beautiful!

Jo said...

Patty, Its funny that you posted about these cookies. I just made a batch of them yesterday. I was out of raisins so I substituted craisins instead and they are wonderful.

Jo said...

Patty, We must have had the same craving. I made a batch of these cookies yesterday. Instead of raisins I used craisins and I think they are even better.

Anonymous said...

Jo called me for the recipe with the changes you had written in my cook book.. it is funny you both thought of making them.. I enjoyed watching you two baking in my kitchen.. we must do it again soon. xxx

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