I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Soft and Chewy Cookies

Some people just love really soft and chewy oatmeal cookies. I have to admit that I do prefer them over the hard crunchy ones. There is just something about them that is so comforting. We do have a grocery store that sells the soft chewy ones in a two dozen container but they are so expensive. It’s just easier to make your own and this recipe is exactly what the soft and chewy oatmeal raisin lover looks for in their favorite cookie.

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1 cup of sugar
2 eggs
1 cup of butter
1 cup of raisins
¼ cup of hot water, from tap no need to boil
1 round tsp. of baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 cups of oatmeal
2 cups of flour
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350

Pour hot water over raisins and let soften for a few minutes, cream sugar and butter and beat in eggs. Mix all other ingredients including raisins and water. Drop on cookie sheet (about 1 tablespoon per cookie). Bake until lightly browned let cool and then dig in!


Jeena said...

I love soft and chewy cookies, these look lovely. :-)

Julie said...

Thank you, Jeena

Anonymous said...

Hi, what should the temperature of the oven be? Thank you. A

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