There is nothing quite like the amazing aroma of cookies baking in the oven. Baking is something that always calms me and makes me feel not a worry in the world. The smell of baking, the satisfying reward of tasting your creation all takes me back to a kid when my mom would bake cookies and I’d get one straight from the oven with a glass of milk. I think my daughter is experiencing the same thing because she always wants to help me bake, and of course get her satisfying reward afterwards.
I love the addition of cloves to this recipe. It gives the cookies that extra something special in taste and makes them smell like the holidays while baking. My husband looked at me a little silly when I said these smell like Christmas…but what does he know haha. Just kidding I enjoy baking cookies, because I would say those are my husbands weakness. He will let cupcakes, cakes and chocolate sit on the counter for days, but cookies he always enjoys a few straight from the oven and they are his snacks after dinner.
I would highly recommend you make these cookies because they are just that good. I love soft chewy cookies and these are definitely it. Enjoy!
Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Cook time||10 minutes|
|Total time||20 minutes|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Pre-preparable|
|Website||Mom On Timeout|
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs (room temperature)
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup wheat flour (you can subsitute all white if you prefer)
- 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves (you could cut back to 1/2 teaspoon if you prefer)
- 3 cups old fashioned or rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cup raisins
Refrigerate the cookie dough for about 15 minutes before baking, they will bake more evenly. This is not a must but if you have the time and the patience, give it a try. I sometimes pop the first batch in right away and chill the dough while the first batch bakes.
Also if your nervous about the ground cloves, don't be. They give it that extra something and make the cookies smell even more amazing while baking.
These cookies will stay soft and moist for several days, but cookies never last longer then 3 days in my house so not sure how long they stay yummy. Keep them in an airtight container.
|Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugars together in a large mixing bowl.|
|Add in eggs, one at a time until well blended. Then add in vanilla and mix until combined.|
|In a large bowl, combine both flours, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Add to the creamed mixture and stir until just combined.|
|Lastly mix in the oats and raisins. The cookie dough should be nice and thick.|
|Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto your cookie sheet. Or you can roll them in a ball in your hand and lightly pat them a little flatter than a round ball.|
|Bake for 10-12 minutes, do not over bake these chewy yum balls.|
|Cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet and transfer to a wire rack.|