Thursday, November 10, 2011

It's cookie time!

In our house, at least!

The boys and I decided that today was a "We need cookies" kind of day, so we hiked on down to the grocery store (the boys even walked the 3 mile trek to and from - with a quick stop at the park in the middle!), to get the few extra items we needed for our cookie extravaganza.

We only had time to make one recipe, so we decided that oatmeal raisin it would be: they still were SUPER sweet and yummy....and Mommy didn't feel as guilty. After all, they had oatmeal in them, so they were healthy, right? Pretty much a meal on their own? (If you couldn't tell, the right answers to these questions would be a resounding YES!).

Anywho, the recipe turned out fantastically delicious. I would highly recommend these with a hot cup of coffee....or a cold glass of milk. They could go either way, depending on what you had the need for. I might just squeeze one in tomorrow morning with my cup of coffee..........when the boys aren't looking, of course!

Enjoy your cookies!

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies:

3/4 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup cane sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 and 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup raisins

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add both sugars, baking powder, baking soda, and spices. Beat until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally. Beat in the eggs and the vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer, and then stir in the remaining flour by hand. Stir in the rolled oats, then the raisins.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on an ungreased baking sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes (I did 10) or until the edges are golden. Cook on a wire rack.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

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