Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Cookie #15: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are Jason's favorites.

Personally, I don't care for raisins - and since I'm going for the Wife of the Decade award, I just never made them. So, Jason would just get them every so often if we were out somewhere.

A couple of weeks ago, I finally made my first batch of Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. And, you know what? I liked them. Even with the raisins. I realized that it wasn't so much the raisins, but the combination of the raisins and the "spice" flavor in so many Oatmeal Raisin Cookies that I didn't like.

This recipe doesn't use spices. It's a buttery, rich, soft oatmeal cookie. With raisins.

Happy husband. Happy wife.

And, Happy Anniversary to us. Today we are celebrating seven belly-laughing, stork-arriving, ship-cruising, pizza-grilling, state-moving, toddler-chasing years of marital bliss together!

Our lesson: We are so thankful for Daddy!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
slightly adapted from

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup raisins

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in oats and and raisins until just blended.

Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Cookies should be at least 2 inches apart.

Bake for about 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool cookies on a wire rack.


  1. happy anniversary to the both of you... and here's to many, many more.

  2. these look great, as usual!

    i made the caramel meltaways (josh's choice) and chocolate pretzels for a party on sunday and they were both a big hit!

  3. hey, Happy Anniversary a day late. sorry! hope it was a nice one. love ya!

  4. My post-college, pre-husband roommate made THE MOST AMAZING oatmeal raisin cookies. Her soak the raisins in egg and vanilla for a few hours before making the cookies. The raisins plump up and get full of vanilla flavor. The cookies are moist and just wonderful. Perhaps I should share the recipe on my blog...

  5. Happy Anniversary!! Hope the day was truly special!

  6. How was last night? Hope you all had a great anniversary together!

    Wait a minute, there are raisins in the recipe, right? I didn't see them in the ingredients or instructions, but I see them in the picture. ???

    Anyway, I'm with you on the raisin thing so I might take your word for it on this one. Thankfully Dave can take 'em or leave 'em so he's not too heartbroken about the non-raisin household.