Cookies just out of the oven

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Sometimes a song gets stuck in your head and no amount of trying can get it out. Well, this happened to me the other day, with the C is for Cookie song. You know, the Cookie Monster song? It’s actually pretty catchy. So, with cookies on the brain, I whipped up these scrumptious oatmeal raisin cookies adapted from Ina Garten’s Back to Basics. And just in case you’re unfamiliar with the C is for Cookie song…

Ingredients:
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
1 cup sugar
2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups of flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp salt
3 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
2 cups raisins
*Ina also used 1 1/2 cups of coarsely chopped toasted pecans, but I didn’t have any on hand

In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Slowly add in dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Add in the oats and raisins and mix until just combined. Drop tablespoon sized mounds onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets and bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden. Let cool on a baking rack. Enjoy!

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