How you cringe and ask, “what was I thinking?”
Yeah, I get it. Besides the fact that I wore Culottes and a too tight banana clip in my hair, I also made the solid fashion choice of pleated jeans (yes, they made those) and Hard Rock Cafe shirts, even though I wasn’t cool enough to have actually GONE to a Hard Rock Cafe.
Anyway, looking back on old pictures of yourself is definitely more fun for others that it is for you.
With that said, today I am sharing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.
When I first started this website, I made them and shared them.
This was back before I knew about printable recipes, or picture taking, or anything that really applies to a baking website.
And back to old pictures…
I apparently liked to zoooooooom innnnnnn really close back then. So weird.
So today, since my original recipe most likely hasn’t seen the light of day since 2009, I decided these guys needed another shot.
Because I’ll tell you, it’s a killer recipe.
Honestly, they are some of my favorite cookies that I make. Imagine that, a raisin cookie is one of my favorites…
Shhhh, don’t tell.
Anyhow. Make these, they’re excellent.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.
You could totally use Quick Oats if that’s all you have. The only difference is Quick Oats are basically coarsely chopped oats, so they cook quicker. They are great in baking, honestly because your cookie might look a little more uniform than they do using an Old Fashioned or Rolled Oat.
I just happen to like the look and taste of the whole oats in these cookies. Up to you.
You could certainly use Craisins too. Or golden raisins…
I don’t like nuts in cookies, but you could use nuts is you want.
But honestly, try white chocolate in these. You’ll never go back.
I like to chill the dough before I bake them. I like the thickness it leaves the baked cookies when the dough is chilled, and also, the flavors combine and are just better if you give it an overnight.
BUT you don’t have to. They will taste great if you don’t chill the dough, but they will spread a bit more while they are baking, so just know that.