Thursday, January 10, 2013

First Recipe!

When I got home from my cruise I found this recipe on Smitten Kitchen and thought "Oh. Yes" I hope you love this recipe as much as my family and I did! Please try out this absolutely great recipe. Even if you don't like oatmeal raisin cookies, comment and tell me that you made them anyway and how oatmeal raisin is now your favorite type of cookie! Please comment even if thats not the case for you. Now, lets began.(:

Preheat your oven to 350' F on convection bake. It is also helpful to pre-parchment paper your cookie sheets. Ingredient amounts are at the bottom(:!

Let us began as we begin all recipes, by creaming the butter and the sugar!...

After you cream the brown sugar and butter, add one egg...

Add a little vanilla....

Your wet mixture is complete! Now you get a to do a mini arm workout... take the bowl off of you mixer and add the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt). Mix together with a big spoon or rubber spatula.

Finally, fold in your raisins, oats, and walnuts (if you like).

Chill your cookie dough for 10 minutes.

After being chilled, scoop some similarly sized balls onto a cookie sheet covered with a Silpat or some parchment paper.

Bake for 10-12 minutes depending on how crispy you like your cookies and your oven. For me, 10 minutes was perfect!.....they should look something like this

Transfer to a cooling rack and let them sit until warm-ish.... or just eat one right when they come out of the oven like me. It is okay if it burns your mouth, it will heal and you can get your cookie fix!(: Enjoy!!! ......and go for a run! It's good for you!

Ingredients/amounts used:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon table salt (You can put 1/4 if you like less salt, but the salty and sweet from the raisins compliment each other very well.)
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)


Caroline <3


  1. These look scrumptious! I'm a huge fan of oatmeal raisin cookies -- the chewier, the better (bonus if they have chocolate chips ;). Your blog is so cute and fun! Keep it up!

    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

  2. yay Caroline! those look really good by the way! and I found out how to comment on my phone! :)