This is my type of oatmeal raisin cookies. My family loves my oatmeal raisin cookies with the changes I have made to the recipe.
When I was growing up I did not like raisins, to be honest, I did do not like them but I have to get used to them so to tolerate them I have changed my mother’s oatmeal raisin cookie recipe to something my family and I would like. It took lots of baking. But I finally found something I can tolerate. My husband does eat raisins so he will eat most oatmeal raisin cookies. But it had to please me. Who knew a person who loved grapes and I do would not like raisins I never thought.
If you have young children or young grandchildren old enough to help you bake let them help you measure and pour the ingredients into the bowl and if old enough let them stir. Some children enjoy helping with the baking. If they help you in the kitchen be sure they stay away from the oven and anything that could harm them. Be sure to teach them safety is always first. I still have to remind myself at my age do not touch the cookie sheet without oven mitts on. I still go to take at least one pan out without oven mitts on and almost if not burn myself even at my age.
3/4 cup butter, softened 1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 3 cups rolled oats
2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup raisins 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
In a large bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Stir together flour, baking soda, and cinnamon. Gradually beat into butter mixture. Stir in oats and raisins. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown. Cool slightly, remove from sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
Tip: You can use margarine instead of butter if you wish.