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Thursday, November 15, 2007



Finally baked today.
ah.. I love it...

Well, I needed to bake some cookies for my bible study class today (they're all expecting a lot from me, since i'm known as "sarah-the-baker-yoon" now. haha!) So I decided to make some oatmeal cookies. And they turned out JUST FAB.

I got the recipe from called Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. It got like 1500 five stars, so it's a very very good recipe. One thing though, the original recipe calls for ground cloves, but I didn't have any, so I had so substitute it with another spice. Last time I made it, I put ground nutmeg, but I didn't like it so much. This time I put some allspice, and it was WONDERFUL. It really brings out a nice scent. I think I'm just always going to use it.

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice (this was 1/2 cloves)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup raisins (I use half black raisins, half golden)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, and salt. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, butter flavored shortening until smooth. Add both sugars. Add one egg at a time, and finally add vanilla and mix until smooth.
  3. Stir flour mixture into the sugar mixture. Stir in the oats and raisins.
  4. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. (I use the handy cookie scoop thingy-- the one that looks like a ice cream scoop)
  5. 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.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sarah

    I was wondering why did you use some shortening in the batter instead all butter, does the shortening make a better flavor or texture.