Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Norris' favorite cookies= oatmeal raisin cookies. So, I had been wanting to make them (since I am absolutely AWFUL at making chocolate chip cookies that look pretty, and no, I'm not exaggerating). I can make them taste good, but not look good, and I wanted something kind of pretty since I'm planning to bring some to my first hour students tomorrow. Norris isn't back from golfing/dinner yet, so we'll see if there are enough left by tomorrow morning for me to bring any to my kids!

On another note, and to counter the cookies:), we went to spinning tonight. I am going to have some sore legs tomorrow! It was pretty fun, so we'll probably go every Tuesday night, except for "girls night Tuesdays".
I made the chewy version (bake less time) and they are awesome!

Recipe from Big Oven

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1 1/4 cups Butter
1 teaspoon Baking soda
3/4 cup Brown sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Egg
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
1 teaspoon Vanilla
3 cups Oats quick or old-fashioned
1 1/2 cups All purpose flour
1 cup Raisins
Instructions for Oatmeal Raisin CookiesPreheat oven to 375 degrees.Beat margarine and sugars until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add combined flour, baking soda, salt and spices; mix well. Stir in oats and raisins. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8-9 minutes for chewy; 10-11 minutes for crunchy cookies.Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet. Remove to wire rack.Store tightly covered.