Monday, November 14, 2011

Anytime Oatmeal Cookies

Anytime Oatmeal Cookies

Makes about 2 dozen.

I know it's the week before Thanksgiving and we should have turkey on the brain, but most foodies are probably distracted by thoughts of Christmas cookies.  So here's a classic to add to your to-bake list.  They're good.
Source: Martha Stewart

1 cup cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
2/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon salt into a bowl. Beat butter and sugars until pale and fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla, then flour mixture. Mix in oats, then raisins.

Using a 1 1/4-inch ice cream scoop (or 1 tablespoon), drop dough onto baking sheets, spacing each scoop about 2 inches apart. Bake until edges are golden, about 14 minutes. Let cookies cool on a wire rack.

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