Friday, October 14, 2011


Second rainy day in a row!

Good time to make some cookies!

Oatmeal Raisin is our favorite!

I made this recipe into some bars, extra good!

And of course, some traditional...

The dough...

The ingredients...

Here is the recipe>>>>       
               Oatmeal Cookies (from the Quaker Oats container)

1 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1- 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)  I use the old fashioned.
1 cup raisins

1.  Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
2.  Beat together margarine and sugars until creamy.
3.  Add eggs and vanilla;  beat well.
4.  Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.
5.  Stir in oats and raisins; mix well.
6.  Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
7.  Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
8.  Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack.  Makes about 4 dozen.

Bar Cookies:  Bake 30 to 35 minutes in ungreased 13 x 9 inch metal baking pan.


'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean


Anonymous said...

I like to bake on rainy days and I'm guessing your home smells so good today! Makes me hungry just to see the pictures! Hope you have a lovely weekend. We had two days of rain but today is absolutely gorgeous.

Lady Jane said...

Gosh I miss being able to stop by for coffee, those cookies sure would go great with a cup!!! Hugs, LJ

Cathy K said...

Oh Jean, you are making my mouth water! I use this recipe, too, but tweak it just a bit. We use ½ c. of whole wheat flour and 1 c of white (instead of all white flour). Also, I divide the sugar into equal parts Splenda and sugar (can’t tell the difference, but there are fewer calories). Also, I only use Vietnamese (sometimes called Saigon) cinnamon, and real Mexican vanilla. YUM! Of course, I never get QUITE the yield that the box says because the dough is soooooo yummy!


Barbara said...

Hi Jean, thanks for sharing your cookie recipe, I use the same one, perfect oatmeal cookies each time. Never thought about putting some in a pan, good thought, thanks, hope your rain ceases and the sun pops up, it is gorgeous here, sunny and cool, wonderful October weather. I love baking too, make cookies very often, one of our favorite desserts, Have a blessed day my friend, Hugs

Lona said...

Oh how fun Jean. You are indeed set up for Halloween. Now I am hungry after seeing those yummy cookies. LOL!