Sunday, February 19, 2006

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I don't make oatmeal raisin cookies that often because I am seriously lacking one thing - people who love raisins. When I say 'raisin' I get turned-up noses and faces that looked like they just sucked on a lemon. No one ever says "Yes! I love raisins." so, I end up making a lot of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies instead. Today I decided to give raisins their due and try a recipe from Wanda's Pie in the Sky. The recipe is for a classic oatmeal raisin cookie, with no cinnamon added, just a whole lot of raisins. The cookies mixed and baked up wonderfully and took about 12 minutes to finish. They came out very nice - not too flat and not overly rounded. The raisins lend a nice chewiness to the crisp oat cookie. The are not too sweet and perfect for a day when the windchill makes it feel like -15 C.