Monday, December 17, 2012

Super Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

The secret to this recipe is re-hydrating the raisins and not overcooking the cookies.  Really easy to make and really soft cookies.

Super Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1 Cup Raisins
1 Cup Soft Unsalted Butter 
1 1/2 Cups Packed Brown Sugar 
2 Eggs
2 Cups Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
2 Cups Quick Cooking Oats

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cook the raisins in a small pan of water uncovered until the start to puff.

Put in strainer to drain and rinse with cold water to cool.

Cream together butter, brown sugar, and eggs.

In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, soda, baking powder, cinnamon, oatmeal.

Add to the creamed mixture and mix well.

Fold in the raisins and mix in gently.

Drop by teaspoonfuls on lightly greased or parchment lined cookie sheets.

Bake for 8-9 minutes.  Remove from the oven before they brown.

Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before transferring to waxed paper to cool completely.

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