Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, or chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Preheat the oven to 375.  In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the butter and both sugars on medium speed for two minutes.  Add the egg, vanilla and molasses and beat until smooth and well combined.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, oats, salt, baking soda and cinnamon.  With the mixer on low, add the dry ingredients a spoonful at a time just until combined.  Mix in the raisins and almonds on low speed, then add the milk to pull the dough together.

Drop spoonfuls of dough two inches apart on a baking sheet lined with a Silpat or parchment paper.  Bake for 7 1/2 - 8 minutes, until very pale golden brown, but still soft in the middle.  Let cool for 1 minute on the baking sheet then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Yields 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

Recipe from Curly Girl Kitchen