Living with young children, you will always like to bake cupcakes, breads, pastries and cookies for them to enjoy. Children are so easy to please and it is a joy to feed them. In February, I went home to Arkansas and I baked some cookies for my friend’s children. These cookies are a little healthier than most cookies. It is so easy to make them and less sweet.
Makes 5 dozens
4½ cups uncooked oatmeal
1½ cups raisin
2¼ cups all-purpose flour
1½ teaspoons cinnamon powder
1½ teaspoons baking soda
¾ teaspoon fine salt
1½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3 large eggs
1½ cups salted butter, softened
¾ cup raw sugar
1½ cups firmly packed light brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine the all-purpose flour, cinnamon flour, baking soda, salt and stir to combine well. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl with butter, raw sugar, light brown sugar and beat with a hand-held mixing until butter mixture is creamy. Add the eggs, pure vanilla and beat well. Gradually beat in the flour mixture and stir in the oats, raisins and mix well.
With a spoon and scoop a rounded tablespoonful of dough and drop onto ungreased cookie pan or sheet. Continue until all the dough is used up. Transfer to the preheat oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let it cool for 2 minutes before transferring to the wire rack to cool completely.