Not Your Granny's Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

When I think of Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, I think of Downtown Main Street in Pine Bluff. I don't know why, but I do. I also think of clumps in my throat and the inability to breathe. The truth of the matter is, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are easy to bake and just as easy to f**k up! No joke. I don't like crunchy or dry ass cookies. I like my cookies soft, buttery and full of life. I want my taste buds to dance like they are drunk on Bourbon. My recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies gives me what I need and want from a cookie. Not too dry. Not too crunchy. Just Right.

THE RECIPE

  • 1 c. & 3 Tbsp. All Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 c. Old Fashioned Oats (Rolled Oats)
  • 1/2 c. Raisins
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 Tsp. Cornstarch
  • 1/2 Tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/4 c. Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 c. Dark Brown Sugar, Packed Tightly
  • 1/2 c. Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Pure Vanilla Extract or 1 Vanilla Bean 
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Using a whisk, in a medium sized bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.
  3. Cream both of the sugars and butter together in a large bowl then add the egg & mix well.
  4. Slowly add in the dry ingredients from the medium sized bowl.
  5. Add the oats and raisins into your batter and stir until the dough is mixed well. Do not over mix. Overmixing will cause your cookie to be tough! We don't like tough cookies!
  6. Using a measuring spoon or your eyes, create balls of cookie dough and place on a lined baking sheet. Freeze for 45 minutes.
  7. Remove from the freezer and place on a well greased (not slippery) cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 13 minutes or until the edges are golden brown & the center is still partially soft.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5-7 minutes. Serve an Enjoy!