Picture it, warm oatmeal raisin cookies fresh out of the oven...
What better way to enjoy the coziness of the season than with some comforting cookies?
Sometimes, you don’t need an excuse to enjoy the finer things in life. One of things is definitely the taste of some deliciously cozy oatmeal raisin cookies, which is why we are delighted to share our gourmet recipe with you!
This recipe is quick, easy, and will have you enjoying the sweetness of these hearty treats in no time!
How to Make These Delicious Treats
In order to make this recipe, you’ll only need a handful of essential ingredients such as butter, flour, sugar, oats, and raisins, as well as a few more things. Otherwise, you have complete freedom to mix and match different ingredients to achieve that perfect cookie. Maybe a hint of cinnamon or a dash of nutmeg? Maybe a sprinkle of allspice or a pinch of pumpkin spice? The possibilities are truly endless!
As your oven is preheating, that’s the perfect time to whip up your cookie batter! First, you’ll want to start by beating your butter in a large bowl. You’ll get the best results with butter that’s room temperature as opposed to fresh out of the fridge since you’ll be able to see the right sized peaks after only about two minutes of beating.
Next, combine both the brown and white sugars in the butter and continue to beat for another two minutes or so.
At this point, you’re hoping to create a granular paste similar to the picture below!
The next step is to add in a few eggs and some vanilla. Just like before, you’re going to beat the ingredients until the mix into the already-formed pasted evenly.
At this point, you’ll have some remaining dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and rolled oats and mix until well combined. Once you’re got the dry mixture set, slowly mix it into the bowl of wet ingredients and mix using a spoon or rubber spatula. This step works best if you work the dry mixture in three segments.
Finally, it’s time to add the main event: raisins! Simply stir in the raisins until they are evenly distributed in your cookie batter!
Using a small ice cream scoop or a spoon, scoop out small balls of dough and place of a parchment lined-baking sheet. Try to keep at least an inch of space free on all sides of the dough balls because the cookies will need room to expand without running into each other.
Bake the cookies for 11-13 minutes and pay attention to their color! Try to avoid letting your cookies brown and remove them when they still look a bit tender in the center.
And there you have it! Soft, chewy, cozy oatmeal raisin cookies made right in the comfort of your own home!
Homemade Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Enjoy a hearty and sweet treat to remind you of one of the many comforts that life can provide! Pair with a glass of milk or a cozy cup of hot chocolate!
- ¾ cup butter (1 ½ stick), softened
- ½ cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp kosher salt
- 3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 ⅓ cup raisins
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, beat the butter on med-high speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.
- Add the sugars and continue beating until the mixture is light, about 2 minutes.
- Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth again.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients except the raisins. Gradually add this mixture to the wet ingredients, ⅓ rd at a time.
- Stir until fully combined. Add the raisins and stir well.
- Using a small-size ice cream scoop, drop the dough onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
- Bake smaller cookies for 11-13 minutes. Remove from the oven before the cookies are browned and when they still look soft in the center.
- Let the cookies cool on the tray for 5-10 minutes; this will allow them to finish baking without overcooking.
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