Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Grandma's Oatmeal Cookies

3 cups old fashioned oats (please don't use quick oats- they don't work well in this)
1 cup sugar
1 cup canola oil
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
10 tsp. milk
3 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 cup raisins (I use a combination of golden and brown raisins, but you can use what you like)

Preheat oven to 375F. Grease pan or line with parchment or silpat.

Combine oats & sugar. Stir in oil, eggs and raisins; set aside for 5 minutes. In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking soda & salt. In another bowl, mix together milk and vanilla.

Add 1/2 flour mixture to oat mixture, stirring until combined. Add 1/2 milk mixture to this and stir until combined. Add remaining flour mixture and rest of milk mixture, stirring well until combined.

Drop by rounded teaspoonful (or use small dough scoop) onto prepared baking sheet. Make sure cookies are not too big, about the size of a small walnut.

Bake for 9-11 minutes, only until lightly browned. Be sure not to overcook~ these need to be brown on the bottom and look a little underdone on top~ then they're perfect!!

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