YAY!!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 allrecipes.com 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)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- 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.
- Stir flour mixture into the sugar mixture. Stir in the oats and raisins.
- Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. (I use the handy cookie scoop thingy-- the one that looks like a ice cream scoop)
- 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.