An interesting looking oatmeal cookie recipe

Sep 19, 2015

Recipe: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Adapted from Melissa Weller of Sadelle’s, New York City By Charlotte Druckman

Ms. Weller uses Quaker Old-Fashioned Oats. She prefers them to both the quick-cooking and steel-cut varieties. You can choose a different brand, so long as they’re marked “old-fashioned” or “rolled.” You don’t have to let the dough rest four days before baking, but the depth of flavor you’ll get makes the cookies more than worth the wait.

Active Time: 10-15 minutes Total Time: 1 hour, plus 4 days for chilling dough Makes: 14 cookies

	1 cup raisins
	1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
	1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
	2 teaspoons baking soda
	1 1/2 teaspoons fine sea salt
	1 1/2 sticks slightly softened butter
	1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
	6 tablespoons granulated sugar
	2 cups old-fashioned or rolled oats
	1 extra-large egg
	1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  1. Soak raisins in hot water for 30 minutes, then drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
  3. Using an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, scraping down frequently. Take care not to overbeat. Advertisement
  4. Add flour mixture to creamed butter and sugar and mix on low speed until combined. Mix in oats, followed by drained raisins, egg and vanilla.
  5. Use a 1/4-cup measure to scoop dough onto a parchment-paper lined baking sheet. Flatten each blob with base of measuring cup. Cover baking sheet with plastic wrap and refrigerate 4 days (optional).
  6. To bake cookies: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake until cookies are golden-brown on the outside but still soft in the middle, about 17 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest on baking sheet a few minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool.

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