Who doesn’t love a good oatmeal raisin cookie? Ours are not only really good, but a snap to make and bake. If your treatment has left you craving something sweet, these are the perfect treat to nibble on. They are full of good stuff, like oatmeal, walnuts and raisins, plus you know exactly what you’ve put into them, which can’t be said for store bought. When you’re in a baking mood, give these quick, easy cookies a try. They’ll be a treat for everyone.
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a two cookie sheet with parchment paper or Silpat mat
2. In a large bowl using an electric whisk, cream together the butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract and egg until smooth and fluffy.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the whole wheat pastry flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, salt and rolled oats. Slowly add to the butter and sugar mixture just until absorbed.
4. Using a wooden spoon or spatula fold in the raisins and walnuts. Wrap in plastic and chill the dough if not baking right away.
5. Scoop heaping tablespoons of dough onto the prepared cookie sheets, leaving 2-inches between the cookies. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the edges begin to turn golden and the middle looks a bit undercooked. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling. They will crisp up as they cool.
Ann’s Tips and Tricks
If you have any cookies left over, which I doubt, once they are cool, store them in an airtight tin for several days. We love baking with whole wheat pastry flour, but if you cannot find it just substitute half whole wheat flour and all-purpose flour.
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