This is a old recipe and something I have made for many years.. back in the day it was made with oil but I have moved that to butter. I also prefer Golden Raisin’s then the older darker ones.. it gives a softer flavour to me.. but if you like more Raisin flavour, then go the dark ones!
Soft Moist Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe
- 1 cup of butter (room temp ideally or softened)
- 3/4th cup Brown Sugar (if you want it less sweet just use half a cup)
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 and half cups of flour
- 1 cup of oatmeal flakes (small is good but large works just as well)
- 1 cup of golden Raisin’s
- 1 tbsp of baking powder
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp of ginger
- Pinch or 1/8th tsp of all spice
Put your softened butter and sugar together and mix well, then add both your eggs and blend them all together. Stop and add all the rest together on top of the blended butter, sugar and eggs.. Turn it all in together till it mixes in a soft ball of a dough
drop by spoon full on your tray’s.. if you want big cookies like in the photo, then use Tablespoons, if you want smaller cookies use Teaspoons.
Bake in a Pre-heated oven of 375 for approx. 8 to 10 min for the smaller cookies or 10 to 12 minutes for the bigger cookies.. check them.. they need to have a good golden brown edge to the cookies.. if needed cook a extra two mins and check again.
Allow to cook for a min or two on the baking tray.. then using your lifter press down between any touching cookies to create a break.. wait another couple min for them to cool and firm up. If you move them to soon, they will fall apart..
Once they are firm enough to move, move to a cooling rack and let them come down fully and then into a cookie jar or tin.