Friday, April 15, 2011

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Here's a story I bet you never thought you would hear...the day I almost accidentally sued someone, anonymously.  Something only I would be able to accomplish ~snickers~.  So the story starts off with me contacting a particular government office inquiring in how to go about addressing an issue that came up at a business establishment.  But I got transfered all over the tri-state area until someone actually transfered me to a legal authority who in turn thought I had contacted him to file a law suit against this business.  It all unfolded when he started asking me my name and I advised him that I wanted this to remain anonymous, he told me that wasn't possible and when I asked why, he said that's because you can't sue someone anonymously!!!!  Can you imagine going into court with a mask on and them not knowing your identity?  JUDGE: "State your name for the record please" ME: "oh, I can't give you that" ~giggles under my mask~.  The things I get in to are definitely guided by a higher power (aka, God) and he has a great sense of humor!!  This has nothing to do with the cookies but I thought it was funny enough to share :)

4oz light brown sugar
8 oz unsalted butter (2 sticks)
12 oz all purpose flour
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup raisins (I used Golden)
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1. Preheat over to 350F.

2. In a mixing bowl or stand mixer (don't try to do this by hand, it's too dense) combine sugar and butter until sugar is evenly distributed.  Add salt and extract.  Add 1 egg at a time combine between each addition.  Scrap down sides, if needed.

3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl (used a cereal bowl) combine flour and baking powder.  Fold this into sugar/butter mixture, add oats and raisins and continue to fold until dough forms.

4. With a 2 T scoop or similar portion out each cooking.  Press each down flat by hand.  Bake for 15 - 20 mins. then remove and let cool.

Makes about 3 doz (using a 2 T scoop)


  1. Yes, HE does have a great sense of humor :)

    Oatmeal Raisin are one of our favorites. I love your addition of almond extract. Those cookies look so buttery good, they wouldn't last long in my house.

  2. My hubby LOVES oatmeal raisins cookies...I'm definitely going to try this recipe. Thanks bunches for sharing...


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