I made these last Friday for a road trip my friends and I took down to Irvine to visit a very close friend of ours Roya who is taking a summer session at UCI. Although I prefer my oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips, one of my friends Emily is lover of all things with spices and dried fruit especially raisins so I made these for her. Little did I know, my two other traveling companions, Safa and Nima liked oatmeal raisin cookies as well and within seven hours of driving and listening to Michelle Branch, these cookies were devoured. This was a great trip spending times with some of my favorite people. Recipe taken from All Recipes.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup raisins
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, butter flavored shortening, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Stir in the oats and raisins. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until light and golden. Do not overbake. Let them cool for 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheets to cool completely. Store in airtight container.
I didn’t taste these cookies (I’m not a big fan of raisins ok?!) but my friends kept on eating them so I’m pretty sure they were delicious! So now I guess have another recipe to add to my backup plan if dentistry and real estate don’t work out!