Oatmeal cookies with raisins sprinkled throughout are moist, chewy, and infused with traditional spices. We've got a delicious recipe for you to try out, so what are you waiting for? Dive right in!
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup granulated sugar
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 cups raisins
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Whisk the flour, salt, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
3. With an electric mixer set on medium speed, beat the butter at medium speed until creamy. Add the sugars and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
4. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Turn the mixer to low speed. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
5. Stir in the oats and raisins.
6. Drop dough by rounded generous tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheet.
7. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until light brown. Check for doneness after 12 minutes, as oven temperatures vary.
Other Desserts to Make
After making these delicious oatmeal raisin cookies, try your hand at these other dessert ideas:
- Chocolate mousse. You may have seen it sold in stores or had it at a restaurant. Have you ever considered making it yourself? If you want something different for dessert, this is right up your alley.
- Peanut brittle. This is a popular holiday snack, but it can be made at any time of year. Just be sure you don't crack your teeth on it!
- Pudding. Pudding is incredibly easy to make; just buy a box of your favorite flavor at the store and follow the directions! This is a great dessert to make when you're tired or it's especially hot out. You could even try mixing a couple of different flavors!
- Jell-O. Looking for another easy dessert idea? Jell-O is right up your alley! Jell-O is another great dessert to prepare on a hot day, or when you just don't feel like doing much in the kitchen. There are so many flavors to choose from! Just keep in mind that Jell-O is not vegetarian.
- Peanut butter cookies. Peanut butter cookies are among the easiest cookies to make. They have very few ingredients and a short prep time. Don't forget to use fork twines to press the classic pattern into the top of each cookie!
- Cream pie. There are a lot of different types of cream pie out there. Chocolate, butterscotch, and peanut butter are three possible options! Cream pies are especially popular in the summer, since they're served cold. Most people don't want a warm pie when it's 90 degrees out!
- Popsicles. Making your own popsicles is simple and fun. Pour your favorite drink into a popsicle mold, stick some sticks in, and freeze! In no time at all, you'll be enjoying a fun and tasty dessert that's especially soothing on a hot day.
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