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Quick: I need a *good* oatmeal raisin cookie recipe!

4th of July weekend our neighbor told us that he had an air pump if we ever had anything inflatable and needed to use it. Well, not only do we need to use it but we have another favor to ask of him tomorrow when he lets us use it...we need someone to help my husband move our 125 gallon fish tank (not filled up obviously lol) from upstairs to it's stand. I helped him carry it in the house, but I'm too far along right now to do that heavy lifting.

So anyways...
I decided that the least we can do is do something nice for them so I'm going to bake his family (him, his wife, and their 2 kids) some homemade oatmeal raisin cookies. I know I have all the ingredients here...but I don't know of a good recipe.

Any help ladies??

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Asked by MamaPyratekk at 8:57 PM on Jul. 18, 2008 in Food & Drink

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Answers (5)
  • here ya go dear! this comes from our church cookbook.
    2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
    2 tbsp. baking powder
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1 cup (or 2 sticks)butter
    1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
    1 egg
    1 1/4 cups oats
    1 cup of raisins
    1 tbsp. grated orange or lemon zest

    preheat oven oven 450
    grease 2 baking sheets,
    mix together flour,baking powder & salt
    in a different bowl mix butter & sugar until light & fluffy beat in egg.
    reduce speed to low & beat in the flour mixture,oats,& zest,stir in raisins
    drop onto baking sheets by spoonful,2 in apart bake 10 min.
    makes 5 doz.
    if your reusing same baking sheet let it cool completly b4 doing next batch,this will stop the cookies from spreading during baking :)
    get to baking!

    Answer by tntornado45 at 9:16 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

  • 1/2 lb (2sticks) margerine or butter, softned; 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar; 1/2 cup granulated sugar; 2 eggs; 1 TSP Vanilla; 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour; 1 TSP baking soda; 1 TSP cinnamon; 1/2 TSP salt (optional); 3 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked); 1 cup raisins.
    1. Heat oven to 350 F
    2. Beat together margarine and sugarS until creamy
    3. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
    4. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.
    5. Stir in oats and raisins; mix well.
    6. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
    7. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
    8. Cool 1 minute on cookie shet; reove to wire rack. MAKES ABOUT 4 DOZEN

    Answer by hafaadaiak at 9:19 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

  • I also like the recipe that comes on the Quaker Oatmeal canister.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:37 PM on Jul. 20, 2008

  • To make this a bit more super special- add a cup of coconut flakes- the sweetened kind AND chocolate chips instead of raisins :) I do not even LIKE coconut- but it is VERY good int he oatmeal cookies!

    Answer by jessicasea at 11:24 AM on Jul. 21, 2008

  • The best is on the Quaker Oats canister---the cinnamon is a great touch and can be added to any recipe!

    Answer by DonnaDuck1727 at 11:16 PM on Jul. 31, 2008

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