I love oatmeal raisin cookies. I'm always searching for the best (read: soft, thick, chewy) oatmeal raisin cookie recipe. I think my search is over.
Aren't they beautiful? They taste even better than they look! So I started with this cookie recipe from allspice.com. I didn't do anything different except omitting the ground cloves (since I didn't have any) and chilling the dough for about 10 minutes before baking each sheet of cookies. I think chilling the dough really helped keep these bad boys thick and chewy! So here's the cookie recipe:
Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter, butter flavored shortening, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Stir in the oats and raisins. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes until light and golden. Do not overbake. Let them cool for 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheets to cool completely. Store in airtight container. Make sure you get some, because they don't last long!
As if they aren't already delicious enough, I knew there was ONE way to make them even better: Paula Deen's Brown Butter Icing. I tried her cookie recipe once before and it didn't really do it for me. But the icing? DI-VINE!!!
Do yourself (and loved ones) a favor and mix up these sweet pieces of heaven right away! Words can't express the yumminess!
Brown Butter Icing
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3 cups sifted powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 to 4 tablespoons water
In a small saucepan heat the butter over medium heat until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in 3 cups sifted powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in enough water (3 to 4 tablespoons) to make an icing of drizzling consistency. Drizzle on warm cookies.
Yield: enough to ice 5 dozen cookies
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