Monday, April 2, 2012

Oatmeal Cookies

Our weather over the last week has been absolutely beautiful.  Warm, sunny days well up into the 70's and even 80's, but this is merely our summer teasing weather.  Yesterday was sunny and over 80 degrees, today we are under a winter storm watch and awaiting a few inches of snow.  We are taking advantage of our cloudy and chilly day with a big pot of chicken soup on the stove and oatmeal cookies in the oven- it's just that sort of a day!   

Oatmeal Cookies
In the Bosch mixer with the cookie paddles, combine:
   1 1/2 cups butter, softened
   2 1/2 cups brown sugar
   2 large eggs
   1 tbsp. vanilla
   2/3 cup milk

Cream together on high speed, for about a minute, until very light and fluffy.  Add:
   1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
   1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
   1 tsp. sea salt
   3 3/4 cups freshly ground soft wheat flour

Mix together until well combined, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl.  Add:
   6 cups freshly flaked oats, or old-fashioned (not quick) oats
   1 cup chopped pecans (these are optional, but tasty)
   2 1/2 cups raisins (a must!)

Mix together slowly until mixed together.  Drop by tablespoons on to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper- I love parchment paper for baking cookies!
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until lightly brown.  ~ Makes 6-7 dozen cookies    


~ Jessica 

1 comment:

Val said...

Sounds like my kind of day. I will have to try that recipe!

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