Friday, March 19, 2010

Oatmeal-Raisin Crisps

Recipe from the book "Cookies, Brownies & Bars" by Elinor Klivans.  This is a very easy & quick recipe and the cookies are amazingly yummy. I like the chewiness of it. I guess it is because of the oatmeal that gives this cookie a chewy texture. This is my new found favorite cookie besides the cornflake cookies.  The recipe below gives very sweet cookies (as with all American recipes i find), so if you do not like too sweet cookies, dont pack the brown sugar firmly and reduce accordingly.  

Oatmeal Raisin Crisps
(from cookies, brownies & bars, by Elinor Klivans)
yield: 40 cookies


2 cups        apf
1 tsp           baking soda
3/4 tsp        baking powder
1-1/2 tsp     ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp        salt
1 cup          unsalted butter @ room temp
1 cup          brown sugar firmly packed  
1 cup          granulated sugar
2                 large eggs
2 tsp            vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups   old-fashion rolled oats
2 cups          raisins


1. Preheat oven to 350F/180c. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; set aside.
3. Combine butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar. Using a mixer on medium speed beat until well blended about 1 min. Add eggs and vanilla and beat on low speed till the eggs are completely incorporated, scarping down the sides of the bowl occasionally.  Slowly add the flour mixture and beat on low speed just till incorporated.  Add the oats and raisins and beat until incorporated.
4. Place heaping tablespoonfuls of dough 2-1/2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake until the cookie tops are evenly golden, about 11-14mins.
5. Let the cookies cool on the sheet for 5mins then transfer then to wire rack to cool completely.


Anncoo on March 19, 2010 at 7:56 PM said...

WOW! Looks fab! Gonna bookmark this.

Vicki on March 20, 2010 at 12:08 AM said...

You made the most American of all cookies! These look delicious.
And I just happen to have a cupboard full of brown sugar of all types!

Virginia Taylors on March 20, 2010 at 3:54 AM said...

I can not wait to try these! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Haniela on March 20, 2010 at 7:47 PM said...
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Haniela on March 20, 2010 at 7:48 PM said...

Yum, I love oatmeal and raisins,
great for snacking. Great photo, love the angle on this.
Thank for sharing the recipe, will give it a try.

artandappetite on March 20, 2010 at 9:31 PM said...

I agree, this looks soooo goood! Oh my, I just want a bite. Please stop me from licking the screen.

SweetThingsTO on March 20, 2010 at 11:18 PM said...

These look great - I'll give them a try. Thanks for sharing!

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi on March 21, 2010 at 5:56 PM said...

These are one of my fave treats and I've acquired a taste for these during my days in the States! Along with the good old tollhouse cookies, oatmeal-raisin cookies make wonderful American classics!

Thanks for reminding me of the "olden days." But, I've gotta agree American sweets are super sweet!


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