Soft Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

"This is a very old recipe I got from a friend and have been baking them for years (and one of my favorite comfort foods!) The bigger the spoons of dough, the bigger the cookie, the less yield specified. Bake a bit longer if you want big cookies!"
 
Soft Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies created by lilsweetie
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  • Cream first 4 ingredients, add the premixed dry ingredients. Add the beaten eggs one at a time, rolled oats and raisins last. Roll in balls and flatten a bit or drop by spoonfuls onto parchment lined baking sheets. Bake @375 for 12 minutes.
  • I always soak my raisins when making cookies. This way the don't take any moisture from the batter. Soak them for 15 minutes in the hottest tap water possible, drain the excess.
  • I noticed someone had trouble getting these out of a pan? These are cookies, not bars, so bake as directed on parchment paper if they stick -- I just use good quality non stick pans and never use Pam or any lubrication.
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  1. 66tappers
    I made these yesterday and they were a hit. Next time I make them I will add some cinnamon and/or nutmeg - only a teaspoon or so. That should give the cookies a subtle spice flavor which I like. However they were good as is. They came out soft, as advertised. I think that leaving them in the oven even a minute or two too long is what makes them hard. Also, I used non-stick aluminum foil on the cookie sheets and the cookies came off easily.
     
  2. cmhelms2
    If I could have given a 1/2 star I would have. I wanted soft and chewy; I got dry and tasteless! This recipe was a real dud!
     
  3. chrissypink
    Tried this recipe and loved it. Here is a few tips for those without a well stock kitchen on hand an inverted baking pan can be used in the absence of a cookie sheet, also if you don't have parchment paper grease area lightly and lightly dust with flour, cookies can be removed immediately with ease using this method
     
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    Soft Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Created by lilsweetie
  5. Kates Big Spoon
    I'm curious to find out about other's methods for cooling & removing these yummies from the pan. I might have waited too long.... Any thoughts?
     
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