I loved this recipe- I also added a shot of Jack Daniels or Jim Beam to the raisin-egg mixture as it was soaking for 1 hour-it really plumped up the raisins. I also added 2 TBS honey for extra smoothness. My room-mate really loves raisins so I actually added 1 extra cup of raisins to the recipe. I used dark brown sugar instead of the light brown sugar for extra sweetness- I also added 2 TBS milk to the recipe to keep the cookies from drying out. I baked the cookies for 12 minutes in my electric oven and cooled them on the cookie pan for 2 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. The cookies were very moist and chewy and full of raisins in every bite-Yummy!
I am a critical, pompous, food-snob (ie: I roast my own coffee beans, strongly prefer only "homemade" food, grow most of it from birth/seed myself). I like good food. Life is too short for bad food. This recipe is a perfect example of good food. In fact, I'd say these cookies are down right amazing! I like butterscotch chips in oatmeal raisin cookies (try it... you'll like it too!) so I mix in a about a cup at the end. Terrific recipe! Thanks for sharing!
I just finished making these cookies by the book. Now I'm a really great cook and the recipe looked standard except for the waiting an hour...so I just thought I'd try something new. The dough tasted pretty good, not to sweet, just enough salt.....they came out of the oven and cooled...these are by far the worst oatmeal cookies I've ever tasted. No taste of oatmeal @ all. Giant UCK !!! One STAR it one to many.
It was a rainy day here in So. Cal today (thankful for it, too!). It put me in the mood to bake oatmeal cookies. I made this recipe without the raisins. It was the only ingredient my pantry was missing...darn. Anyways, I really have nothing more to say than these are fantastic. I can't wait for another rainy day so I can make them WITH the raisins. Cheers!
This was a great recipe. Instructions were right on, cook times were exact at 10 minutes. We enjoyed the taste and texture as well.
These ARE the best oatmeal cookies ever!! I have been looking for one like this for ages.....moist dough and not crumbly and falling apart. I like the idea of soaking the raisins. I got 5 1/2 dozen,so may have made them a bit bigger. Love these...thanks for this recipe!!
These really are the Best Oatmeal Cookies!! This will be the only recipe I will be using, EVER!! DELICIOUS!!!
Perfect texture! Crunchy on the outside, soft and chewey on the inside!
"Addicting" is the word my picky eater used to describe these cookies!! The dough is very stiff as stated in the receipe so be prepared to mix. As others stated mixing the raisins in the egg mixture is a must, the raisins do plump up!! You will not be sorry if you make this receipe.
OMG! These cookies were delicious! My daughter said these were hands down the best oatmeal cookies she has ever tasted. They disappeared so quickly I'm lucky to have gotten one. Thank you for sharing a recipe that is a true keeper!!