Jumbo Oatmeal Raisin Cookies



Cookie week continues with another classic; Oatmeal Raisin Cookies! These jumbo versions are delightful and beautiful, they remind me of the type of cookie you'd pay five dollars a piece for at a bakery.



They are bursting with flavor, you can add more or less cinnamon and nutmeg, depending on your preferences. You could also throw in any add-ins you like, some good options would be chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, or dried cherries. I like to keep it simple with just raisins, but these cookies are so versatile!



Once you've gathered your ingredients, you'll mix the wet and dry ingredients separately, than combine them together. Than it's time to toss in your raisins and any other add-ins.



Scoop 1/3 cup size chunks out of the dough. Roll them in your hand until round and place them on the baking sheet.



After 15 minutes of baking, press down gently on each cookie using a spatula or other flat tool, and then bake for 3 to 5 more minutes. This will allow the cookie to flatten out of the ball shape, and will give you the crisp edge and soft middle that every cookie deserves. Let them cool completely and enjoy!



Because of the size of these cookies, they make great gifts or party favors! I bought a pack of pastry bags at Michaels, put 2 cookies in each bag, and did a simple tie with twine.



Whatever your baking for, these are absolute Gold. Let the baking begin and enjoy!




Recipe

Ingredients:

- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature

- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar

- 1/4 cup white sugar

- 1 egg, room temperature

- 1 tbsp Blackstrap Molasses

- 3/4 cup flour

- 1 1/2 cup old fashioned oats

- 1 tbsp cinnamon

- 1 tsp nutmeg

- 1/2 tsp baking soda

- 1/8 tsp salt

- 2 tsp cornstarch

- 1 cup raisins


Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°

  2. In a small bowl, combine flour, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, salt and cornstarch. Set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, white sugar, egg and molasses. Stir until completely smooth.

  4. Add in the dry mixture and stir until evenly mixed.

  5. Mix in raisins (and any additional add-ins)

  6. Portion cookie dough into 1/3 cup balls and roll in between palms to make round. It will make approximately 8 large cookies.

  7. Cook 4 on a tray, but only 1 tray at a time. Space evenly and bake for 15 minutes. Press down lightly on the cookies and bake for another 3-5 minutes.

  8. Let cool and enjoy! Store cookies in an airtight container.

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