Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

3 eggs, well beaten

1 cup raisins

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup unsalted butter

1 cup brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup white sugar

2 tablespoons golden syrup (like Lyle's) Sorry not pictured, I spaced it

2 cups all-purpose flour (you can use 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour)

1/2 cup wheat flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 cups rolled oats 

1 cup walnuts

Combine beaten eggs, raisins and vanilla. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for at least an hour or overnight.  

In a large mixing bowl cream butter.  Add white sugar, brown sugar and golden syrup and mix for 3-4 minutes.  In a medium size bowl sift together the flours, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda.  Add to the butter mixture and blend.  Add oatmeal.  The batter will be very thick.  Add walnuts and soaked raisin mixture.  Mix until well blended.  Dough may be refrigerated at this time or drop onto a cookie sheet and freeze overnight for a thicker, chewier cookie.

Drop cookie dough using a 2 tablespoons scoop onto a parchment lined baking sheet.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.  You may need to bake an additional minute or two if dough is frozen.  Makes approx 32 cookies that are 4-5 inches in diameter.

Recipe by SimplySoGood.com