October 5, 2009

Oatmeal "Craisin" Cookies

These cookies are the classic Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe found on the lid of the Quaker Oatmeal canister. My kids have always loved these, especially with a tall glass of cold milk. I've also found that most kids don't question what they're eating so much if you call it a "cookie". They just seem to enjoy munching and dunking! Over the years, I've felt pretty good about making these too, because they're relatively healthy! :) Well, there's oatmeal!
I've followed the original Quaker recipe, with the exception of adding dried cranberries instead of raisins. Also, toss in a cup of white chocolate chips.

Oatmeal Craisin Cookies
makes about 4 dozen

1/2 lb. (2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups Quaker Oats, uncooked
1 cup Craisins
1 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium sized bowl, beat together the butter and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, add to butter/sugar mixture, mixing well. Stir in oatmeal, Craisins and white chocolate chips.
Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheets (if you have a pizza or baking stone, it works really well).Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden. Cool 1 minute, remove to wire rack.


Stitch-n-quilt said...

These look great. Will have to try them. We really like craisins.

Tina said...

This is the kind of cookie dough, I could eat RAW! Wowsers... major drool and yum!

Your pictures are up there with the gourmet stuff! How can you make a girl drool like this?!


Libby said...

Yummmm! I'm with Tina...I can eat this dough raw...lol.

Anonymous said...

I was not a fan of oatmeal cookies, until i tried this one with craisins---they are to die for ---