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Monday, September 22, 2008

Oatmeal Spice Cookies and 4 Tips


Ingredients:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees

3/4 c. unsalted butter (room temperature)
1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
2 c. rolled oats
1 c. raisins

In a large bowl combine sugar, brown sugar and butter. Mix well until combined.


{TIP: The sugars will dissolve slightly in the butter so your cookies are gritty.

 Set aside.

In a small bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and Pumpkin Pie Spice, then mix.

Add egg and vanilla to the LARGE bowl then mix with a whisk JUST until combined.

{TIP} Do not over mix. If you over mix the eggs your cookies will flatten.

Slowly add dry ingredients and oats, slowly, to the large bowl and mix well with a large spoon.
Once combined, add and mix in the raisins.

Spoon onto greased cookie sheets by the teaspoonful (a cereal spoon size) and allow for an inch and a half space between cookies.

Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.

{TIP} I removed mine at 10 minutes and allowed them to complete their cooking by sitting on the hot cookie sheet on top of my range for a few more minutes.

Remove cookies from the cookie sheet before they cool and allow to cool on a cooling rack. Once cooled store them in an airtight container for freshness.

{TIP} Add a piece of bread heel to the container. The cookies will draw the moisture from the bread and cookies will remain fresh an soft. Replace with new bread heel as needed.





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3 kind words:

Miss Jocelyn September 23, 2008 at 6:30 PM  

They look SOO good!!!! Yummyy!

SuperAngel September 24, 2008 at 5:51 PM  

oh those look good. I don't care for spiced things though! ;)

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Amanda
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HowToMe September 28, 2008 at 6:48 PM  

Great advice!

Thank you for submitting it to the Homesteading Carnival.

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