Neiman Marcus' Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

"It's important to use plenty of raisins for this recipe, use more if you like. I really enjoy the texture of these cookies; their especially good with a glass of milk."
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Ready In:
2 dozen cookies




  • Preheat oven to 300°F.
  • Place the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in a work bowl; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until the mixture is fluffy.
  • Turn the speed to low and add the egg and almond extract, beat until well combined.
  • In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; add it to the butter mixture and beat until mixed.
  • Add the oatmeal and raisins and mix .
  • Grease a cookie sheet, or use a non-stick spray.
  • With a 2 tablespoon measure, drop the cookie dough onto the cookie sheet in dollops about 3 inches apart.
  • Gently press down on the dough with the back of a spoon to spread out into 2-inch circles.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until cookies are browned around the edges.

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  1. Best oatmeal raisin cookies ever! Made these cookies for my father-in-law's birthday and he loved them. He said they were the best oatmeal raisin cookies he has ever had in his life and oatmeal raisin are his favorite!


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