Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
These Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are soft and chewy and have been a part of my life since childhood. Nothing fancy or complicated, just pure homemade goodness - a classic cookie.
- 1/2 cup 1 stick plus 6 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt optional
- 3 cups Old Fashioned Quaker® Oats uncooked
- 1 cup raisins or dried cranberries
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy.
Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
Gradually add the dry ingredients, mixing after each addition until combined.
With a wooden spoon, fold in the oats and raisins until combined.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 -2 minutes on cookie sheets before removing to a wire cooling rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.