Auntie Eli’s Tuesday Treat: Oatmeal Cookies!
By Eleni Louca
This recipe makes about 30 cookies. To begin, be sure to preheat the oven to 350ºF.
- 250 gr. butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 tbsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
- 2 cups raisin
- 2 cups oatmeal
Place the raisins and the eggs in a bowl to soak for at least an hour. Cream together the butter with the sugars scraping the sides of the bowl frequently until well combined. Add the raison mixture and vanilla. In a separate bowl whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add it to the mixture until well combined. Add the oatmeal last. Roll balls of dough, placing them spaced out on a prepared baking tray. Bake for 8 minutes in a preheated oven.
- Mix it up! Add nuts, chocolate or dried fruit as desired.
- Let the cookies sit for 5 minutes before placing them on a cooling rack.
- The reason this is done is so that your cookies don’t absorb all the moisture the heat is giving off leaving you with a soggy cookie instead of a soft one.
- Use a spatula to place on a cooling rack to prevent the cookies from breaking.
Enjoy, and be sure to tag @givemeastoria so we can see your final product! See you next Tuesday, for what’s sure to be another delicious treat!