Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I absolutely love oatmeal cookies and I happen to think that they are sort of good for you.  (Just think of all the fiber!)

It's hard to beat the oatmeal cookie recipe on the Quaker Oatmeal box.  I have tried other recipes and keep coming back to this one.  You can change it up by substituting craisins for raisins.  I usually use some whole wheat flour in place of some of the all-purpose flour.  And you could toss in a little flax seed to up the omega-3 content.  But otherwise, its a pretty basic, foolproof recipe.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Makes about 3 dozen
Adapted from a recipe by Quaker Oats

1 stick plus 6 Tblsp butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups old fashioned oats (not the quick cooking kind)
1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl beat the butter and the sugars until creamy.  Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.  

Combine flours, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in another bowl.  Mix well.  Add to the butter mixture and mix until incorporated.  Add oats and raisins and mix well.

Drop the dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake for 10 minutes or until golden.  Cool for 1 minute on the sheets, then remove to a wire rack.  Cool completely before storing.