Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

by Girlinprogress on May 5, 2009

These are the best oatmeal raisin cookies ever. No seriously. They are. And they are super easy to make. Come on, you know you want one.

Oatmeal Cookies

THE LINEUP

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup raisins soaked in Spiced Rum

NOTE: The rum soaking is optional, but really amazing. Just add raisins to a small bout. Pour rum over raisins just until covered. Let them sit for about 20 minutes or so. Drain and set raisins aside.

THE PROCESS

In a medium bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in oats and raisins. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour. (Letting the dough rest for an hour really makes a better cookie)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls, and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Flatten each cookie with a large fork dipped in sugar.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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