Oatmeal Cookie Day!

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  I love all of the food holidays! Everyday should be a sweet celebration. Saturday is no exception. Please join me in celebrating National Oatmeal Cookie Day. If you like them chewy or  crunchy, with nuts,or  without nuts, with chocolate chips,  or without chocolate chips, it's totally up to you. Take our homestyle classic cookie recipe and feel free to improvise. And be sure to celebrate daily.

Sweet Maria’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These cookie are moist and chewy. Be sure not to over-bake. You can add chocolate chips or walnuts if you like!

1/2 pound ( 2 sticks ) unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tablespoon molasses

1 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

2 teaspoons cinnamon

3 cups rolled oats

1 cup raisins

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. In the bowl of a standing mixer ( or with a hand held mixer) cream butter and both sugars on medium high speed until light.
  3. Add eggs and molasses. Mix until well blended.
  4. On low speed, add flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and oats. Mix just until blended. Add raisins, Mix well.
  5. Chill dough for 15 to 20 minutes. ( can be made 2 days in advance).
  6. Spoon dough out onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, spacing each 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until slightly browned.
  8. Remove from the oven.
  9. Cool cookies on wire cooling rack.
  10. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

Makes about 40 2-inch cookies.

See how we bake them with Scot and Kara at Better Connecticut!

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