Cookie number 25 was not a cookie that is requested around here, but seemed to me the perfect cookie for baking on Christmas Day-if plans had worked out properly… 🙂
My list of gift sewing projects was very long this year. In fact, I didn’t spend anytime in a store other than JoAnn Fabrics throughout the entire Christmas shopping season, so on Christmas Day I found myself with one more project to finish before wrapping it and heading off to my family celebration. When I woke on Christmas morning I was still hopeful that I could fill the house with the smell of cookies baking before we left, that last project just used up too much time and this last cookie had to wait for another day.
Two days late, we enjoyed our last cookie of our 25 Days of Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. I didn’t have a family recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, so again I turned to the internet. Even though this isn’t a requested cookie, I love the combination of oatmeal, raisins, cinnamon, and in this recipe, molasses all in one cookie.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon molasses
1 cup flour
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cornstarch
3/4 cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 350° and line a sheet tray with parchment paper. I like to use two sheet trays so I always have one in the oven, and one ready to go in.
- In a large bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until smooth.
- Add in the egg, vanilla, and molasses and stir well.
- Add the flour, oats, cinnamon, sat, and cornstarch. Stir until fully combined and no dry spots remain.
- Fold in the raisins.
- Scoop dough into 18 balls. I like to do this all at once to make sure they are the same size. A cookie scoop works best to make sure they are all even in size.
- Place 6 cookies on the sheet tray and bake for 9-10 minutes.
- Let cool for 5-10 minutes on the tray, then transfer to a cooling rack.
This is a wonderful cookie, especially hot out of the oven and a perfect end to 25 days of yummy, homemade cookies. We have enjoyed the “dessert journey” and some of us will now be looking for 25 days of diet food ideas! 🙂