Thursday, February 18, 2010

Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Though oatmeal cookies have always been my favorite kind, I’ve never (up till now) actually baked them from scratch. Yesterday I bought a jar of Quaker Oats® and I spotted a recipe on the back of the lid. I always love how American manufacturers think of placing a recipe on the inside of their products. So well thought of! The recipe is called ‘Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies’. I believe the ‘vanishing’-part refers to the fact that these cookies are so good they’ll be gone within hours. That’s exactly what happened in my house; I baked them this morning and in the late afternoon they were ‘vanished’! Rating: 5 out of 5.

Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies recipe: Quaker Oats®

Ingredients:
- ½ pound (2 sticks) margarine or butter, softened
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- ½ granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt (optional)
- 3 cups rolled oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
- 1 cup raisins

Instructions:
- Heat the oven to 350°F.
- Beat together margarine and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Stir in oats and raisins; mix well.
- Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet. Remove to wire rack.


The oatmeal takes up most of the recipe, so I can delude myself into thinking that these are 'healthy'.


I bought a new cookie sheet: I'm in love with it ♥!






Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you the magnificent 'Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies'... vanished within hours!


Update: Because these cookies were gone so quickly, I made another batch last night and tried chocolate chips in stead of raisins: that was delicious too!

8 comments:

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Yummy! My go-to oatmeal cookie recipe is this one as well, but I like to soak the raisins (or cranberries or cherries) in rum for at least an hour to give them extra oomph :).

Lucie said...

If you can get your hands on some butterscotch chips, I definitely recommend trying out the combination. I really really can't resist an oatmeal cookie. Soo good.

ABowlOfMush said...

Those cookies would definitely vanish if I was around! :)

I looove oatmeal-raisin cookies!

Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

These look very nice, they would certainly vanish even quicker with choc chips in my house.

Snooky doodle said...

these look so good. !

Alicia (The Red Deer) said...

Yum - I love oatmeal and raisin cookies!

Anonymous said...

Dear Danielle thanks for posting this recepie I made them the day before and today are gone. Initally they were for my one year daughter but now my husband and I are addicted ...thank you again for sharing and indid this cookies are deliciouse, best in the world. Happy baking and God bless you!
yours trully Liliana, Safford Az

Paris Pastry said...

You're very welcome, Liliana! I'm glad you and your family liked them. I bake these almost every week now and they are gone so quickly!