Feb 25, 2009

Sorry Grandma... "Better Than Grandma's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies"

Grandmothers all over the world will shed a sweet tear today.
Today we will ALL (well.. everyone who reads this post) learn how to make those fabulous, comforting, sweet, chewy, oatmeal cookies that they made for us when were children.
The thing is....
I bet you these will taste even BETTER than theirs!

No... They won't come with her warm smile,
The soft, rose-water scented, hugs,
They won't be served on her pretty china,
You won't get the crumbs wiped off of your cheeks with her thread-bare apron...
You won't see that familiar twinkle in her eye as she sneaks you an extra one after your mother said "Not ONE More Cookie!".

But I promise!
The taste is there!!
And now YOU can make your own traditions around the most comfort-filled cookies of all comfort foods!

Tie on an apron for Grandmas sake and lets get down to business!!

"Better than Grandma's Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies"


Dry Ingredients
  • 2 Cups all-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
Wet Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter (I have used "regular" butter with great results too!)
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Dark Brown Sugar (firmly packed)
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
Then Add
  • 3 cups oats (NOT instant)
  • 1 & 1/2 cups raisins
  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees f.
  2. whisk dry ingredients together, set aside.
  3. combine wet ingredients with mixer on low speed to combine; Turn mixer speed to HIGH and cream together until color lightens and the mixture is light and fluffy.
  4. Stir the flour mixture into the creamed mixture until no flour is visible (DO NOT OVER MIX!!)
  5. Add Oats and raisins and stir to combine.
  6. Drop Approx 2 tablespoons of dough onto a greased cookie sheet spaced about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake 11-13 min (on center rack of oven) until golden, but still moist in the cracks.
  8. cool on cookie sheet for approx 2 min before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. ENJOY!!
I'm off to find Rose Water...

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6 amazing comments. Talk To Me!!:

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

These sound great. Better for you than the ones I make & love from Quaker, ones with shortening in them.

KittsKrafts said...

Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to try them. Yum Yum!

Bethany said...

Seriously. Who's Grandma are you talking about? Because it's definitely not the one I know.

- your spoiled rotten, "city girl", little sister

PS - I just got your Tweet. You're thinking of our more-like-our-mom great aunt. Good call!

Meggin said...

Mmmmmm - those look yummy! I think my son and I might be backing those this week! Thanks!! I love all of your recipe's!

Aja said...

ask a local indian or middle eastern restaurant where to find rose water. they generally know.. that's how i get mine :) or i would think that a specialty food store that stocks items particular to the types of cooking that use rose water would have it (also most likely indian or middle eastern)

Stephanie said...

MMm, I love improving on a classic. I'd love to give these a try!

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