I’ve found that there are two types of people. Those who like oatmeal raisin cookies and those who don’t. I happen to be in the first group – I love them! You too? You have to try this recipe.
My favorite kind of oatmeal cookies are from McDonald’s. I know, random right? They have the perfect texture and I wanted to find a recipe that taste like them. These are just about the best ones I’ve tried yet. They have a secret ingredient – toffee bits. They don’t really taste like toffee but it gives them a chewy texture and just a hint of something. Mmmmmmmm…..
I normally don’t love raisins on their own but put them in an oatmeal cookie and I’m sold. The truth is that if you don’t love them, you can use chocolate chips in place of them. But for me, I like this cookie recipe just the way it is.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
The base of the recipe is similar to my favorite chocolate chip cookies and then you add in oatmeal and raisins voila – oatmeal raisin cookies! Remember that one of the keys to good cookies is baking them for the right amount time. I made bigger cookies and ended up baking them for close to 14 minutes. I also let them rest and cool down before I transferred them so they came out perfect. And remember, if you are more of a chocolate chip fan, you could definitely switch out the raisins for chocolate chips. But I love the raisins in cookies so mine have to have them.
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The Best Ever Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- 1 c butter (2 sticks) softened
- 1 c brown sugar
- ½ c white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 ½ c all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp salt
- 3 c rolled oats
- 1 c raisins
- 1 c crushed toffee bits
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl or mixer, cream together the butter and sugars.
- Add eggs one at a time and beat, then add vanilla.
- Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
- Gradually add into wet mix.
- Blend in oatmeal, raisins and toffee bits.
- Drop spoonfuls onto baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes (oven time will vary based on size).
- Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes.
- Transfer to cooling rack.
So- which category do you fall under? Love or hate oatmeal cookies?