It’s about time I posted something!
Cold and snowy days are perfect for baking and we’ve had more snow than usual this past week. Schools were closed for a few days in a row (parents were going nuts) and life around here came to a standstill. There was a lot more nightlife–people were out enjoying the peaceful snowfall, kids were sledding and making snowmen, and some people just had to resort to walking to places they needed to go because it was so icy.
With this weather and the holidays approaching, I imagine there will be more posts coming your way (at least I hope!). This one I’m posting now has been in our family for a long time and I’m not sure where it originated. Of course I had to make a minor adjustment to it. It needed chocolate chips, so bam! There are chocolate chips for you. I think it’s the best oatmeal cookie recipe, but I’ll let you be the judge of that.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 c. raisins
1 t. vanilla
1 c. butter or shortening (or ½ & 1/2), room temperature
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. sugar
2 ½ c. flour
1 t. salt
2 t. baking soda
2 t. cinnamon
2 c. rolled oats
2 c. chocolate chips
Beat eggs well. Add raisins and vanilla. Let stand 1 hour.
Cream butter with sugars and add egg mixture. Mix well.
Sift together flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add to creamed mixture. Stir in oats and chocolate chips. Scoop out a rounded tablespoon full or use a cookie scoop and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes. Be careful not to over-bake.