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Oatmeal Craisin Cookies

10 Oct

Yesterday was such a beautiful day out. It was 81 degrees and I decided to spend the day inside. It was what I call “Domestic Sunday”. ¬†Domestic Sunday is usually spent doing the things I hardly have time for during the week such as cleaning, doing laundry, and of course my favorite… COOKING!! ūüôā Even though it was hot out, I decided to turn on my oven and bake some cookies. I am so glad I did! Here is a recipe for some Oatmeal Craisin Cookies (originally vanishing oatmeal raisin cookies from Quaker Oats) http://www.quakeroats.com/cooking-and-recipes/content/recipes/recipe-detail.aspx?recipeid=474. The sweet, but tart, craisins and orange zest really give these cookies some punch. Enjoy ūüôā

Oatmeal Craisin Cookies

Adapted from Quaker Oats

Ingredients

  • 1/2¬†¬†cup (1 stick) plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4¬†¬†cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2¬†¬†cup granulated sugar
  • 2¬†¬†eggs
  • 1¬†¬†teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon Amaretto
  • 1-1/2¬†¬†cups all-purpose flour
  • 1¬†¬†teaspoon baking soda
  • 1¬†¬†teaspoon¬†ground cinnamon
  • 1/2¬†¬†teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 3¬†¬†cups Quaker¬ģ Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • 1¬†¬†cup Craisins
  • 2 teaspoons Orange Zest

Preparation

Heat oven to 350¬įF. In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs amaretto and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add oats, orange zest and craisins; mix well.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time Time: 08 min

Yield

4 DOZEN

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