Almost exactly one year ago, I baked a batch of oatmeal raisin cookies for someone special. A year later, that special someone now lives with me and has since been begging for me to make them again (I guess the cookies worked!).  So today, I decided to make a quick trip to the grocery store to pick up a few things I would need to recreate those yummy treats from days past. The result: I have one happy housemate (and sweetheart too!).

P.S. – You can learn more about this someone special by visiting his photography blog.

Here’s the recipe so you can share it with someone that’s near and dear to your heart.

Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


1 egg

1 1/2 cup oats (I used just regular quick oats)

3/4  cup all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 cup of light brown sugar packed firmly

1  stick of butter

3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup raisins (soaked in warm water for a few minutes to plump them)

1/4 tsp salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until creamy.

Next, add in egg and vanilla. Mix well.

In a separate bowl, combine baking soda, baking powder, flour, salt and cinnamon.  Add this mixture to the bowl of egg, vanilla, butter and sugar. Combine together. Mix well.

Next, add oats and raisins. Beat until combined well.

On a lightly greased cookie sheet, using a spoon, create 1 to 1 1/2 inch cookie dough balls about 1 1/2 inches apart.

Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

Remove from cookie sheets and cool for 1 to 2 minutes on cookie rack before serving.


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