Friday, April 15, 2011
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
4oz light brown sugar
8 oz unsalted butter (2 sticks)
12 oz all purpose flour
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup raisins (I used Golden)
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1. Preheat over to 350F.
2. In a mixing bowl or stand mixer (don't try to do this by hand, it's too dense) combine sugar and butter until sugar is evenly distributed. Add salt and extract. Add 1 egg at a time combine between each addition. Scrap down sides, if needed.
3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl (used a cereal bowl) combine flour and baking powder. Fold this into sugar/butter mixture, add oats and raisins and continue to fold until dough forms.
4. With a 2 T scoop or similar portion out each cooking. Press each down flat by hand. Bake for 15 - 20 mins. then remove and let cool.
Makes about 3 doz (using a 2 T scoop)