Monday, February 6, 2012

LOU ANN'S OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES



Many years ago- my friend Lou Ann gave me this recipe which I baked  many times over the years.  I finally had the recipe laminated because it was so stained with what appears to be the brown sugar.  This morning there was either enough time to go the YMCA and work out - or bake cookies.  You see I baked cookies!





Nothing makes a house smell better than cookies!  And this recipe below - makes 24 large "mall size" cookies.








I think this is a great recipe to make with children. Here is what you will need:


In a large bowl mix:1 cup brown sugar, 3 cups, oatmeal, 1 Tsp salt, 1 Tsp baking powder, 1 cup white sugar, 2 cups flour, 1 Tsp baking soda and in a separate bowl mix 1 cup melted butter, 1 Tsp vanilla and 2 eggs.  Add: 1 cup raisins



Mix dry ingredients and raisins.  Shape into small balls and press down on cookie sheet.  350 degrees 8-10 minutes  Don't overbake -cookies are chewy! 


 I probably made medium size balls and mine were definitely larger.  This recipe made 24 large cookies.















I am linking this post to Tea Time Tuesday and Kathy at A Delightsome Life



17 comments:

Antiques And Teacups said...

That is a great recipe! I always love trying new ones. Love your table and your Valentine person! So cute!
Ruth

Johanna said...

Hi Bernideen,
all at YMCA weill love your sweet cookies. They looks so delish. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
Best greetings, Johanna

P.S., May I tell you, that the Link @Sandi don't work properly? It contains 2 times "http:"

Rizzi said...

I LOVE OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES....WHEN I WAS A CHILD THE LADY AROUND THE CORNER WOULD MAKE BATCHES AND BATCHES OF THEM....THEY WERE BIG AND SOFT.....SO DELICIOUS.......I MUST MAKE SOME.....YOURS LOOKS REALLY YUMMY.....THANKS FOR SHARING........
RIZZI

Kathy said...

Hello Dear Friend,
I can just smell these wonderful cookies - Oatmeal Raisin are my husband's favorite! Your sweet post is perfect! Thank you for sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
God Bless,
Kathy

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your cookies look fabulous and oh, I do love oatmeal cookies! Thanks for the recipe. Love the little Eiffel Towers too.

I fixed your link for you. I guess I should have mentioned it to you before but every week you add an extra http and I go and take it out in order for the link to work.
Johanna reminded me to mention it in her comment.

Thank you for sharing with us.

Blessings,
Sandi

Marilyn said...

I love your description of "mall" size cookies! Homemade is always the best.♥♫

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen
Hopefully you haven't had any more snow since your last post.
Oatmeal cookies and tea are like comfort food I think and the cookies you made are big enough we'd only need one. Or two.
Judith

Jann Olson said...

Hi Bernideen, Your cookies look and sound so yummy. I love your funny valentine figure. My friend has him also and I loved him the first time I saw him. Your teaset is lovely. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Hugs,
Jann

Elizabeth said...

Your cookies look wonderful. I will be making them! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.
Elizabeth

Julie and Becky said...

Lovely post - your pictures are always so lovely! Are the Eiffel Towers a salt and pepper set? I love them! You have such pretty things and display them so perfectly!

Julie

Willow said...

I love eating more oatmeal and these cookies look really good. Thanks for sharing.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM those look scrumptiious, and all your pretty tea acoutrements are just lovely.

I may have to try that recipe, ORC are my DH's very favorite and mine always turn out bleh - going to try your tried and true recipe now, thank you for sharing!!

Texas Tea Party said...

Bernideen, I just love your Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe! The red rim cake stand is beautiful. The Valentine figure is so cute and festive. Happy Valentine's Day! Pam

Pamela Gordon said...

Your cookies sound yummy. I like your Eiffel towers and the Valentine character. Pamela

Linda J. said...

Thanks for the recipe. I love oatmeal cookies, probably because my mother made them often.

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Wow, those look yummy...I am going to have to try them out!! Tx for sharing.

Donna

Angela McRae said...

"Mall size" is a brilliant term for cookies, because I know exactly what you mean! Yum!