Suburban Sweets: Feel Better Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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When someone in my family is sick, I am quick to pull out this recipe for yummy, cozy oatmeal raisin cookies.  I actually started making these ‘feel better’ cookies for myself, when I was pregnant and perpetually nauseous.  In fact, I’m pretty sure I lived on these cookies during an otherwise impossible week of one of my pregnancies.  Oatmeal is known to help an upset stomach, and surprisingly, it does so even when it’s in cookie form!   So, whether you are looking to cure a sad tummy, or treat the rainy day blues, or you are just craving some comfort food, try making these.  They are moist and chewy and will make you feel better, every time.

Suburban Sweets: Feel Better Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 3-4 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1 1/3 cups raisins

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugars on medium-high until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to medium-low and beat in eggs and vanilla until thoroughly combined. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt on low just until incorporated. Stir in oats and raisins.
  3. Using a tablespoon-sized ice-cream scoop or just a regular tablespoon, drop dough, 2 inches apart, onto parchment-lined baking sheets.
  4. Bake until edges and bottoms are just starting to turn golden, 8-10 minutes. The cookies will continue to bake outside of the oven. After a couple of minutes, transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool.
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INGREDIENTS:

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

1 cup packed light-brown sugar

¾ cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs + 1 egg yolk

1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon salt

3 cups oats

1 1/3 cups raisins

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugars on medium-high until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to medium-low and beat in eggs and vanilla until thoroughly combined.  Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt on low just until incorporated.  Stir in oats and raisins.

Using a tablespoon-sized ice-cream scoop or just a regular tablespoon, drop dough, 2 inches apart, onto parchment-lined baking sheets.

Bake until edges and bottoms are just starting to turn golden, 8-10 minutes. The cookies will continue to bake outside of the oven.  After a couple of minutes, transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool.

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Suburban Sweets columnist Josephine D’Ippolito is a baking enthusiast whose passion began more than twenty years ago, when, on a whim, she and her college friend made a single batch of cookies from scratch. One husband, three children and thousands of cookies later, Josephine enjoys the creative and culinary process of baking more than ever. Older, wiser and slightly more health conscious, she tends to justify her habit by making her desserts on the tiny side. Quite possibly her favorite day of the year is her annual cookie exchange held each December, when she gets to revel in the talent and sweetness of her dearest family and friends.

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