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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal raisin are my favorite, as well as my boyfriend Jason’s favorite, kind of cookies. They are a solid choice if you have to bring a dessert to an event where anyone can’t eat (or for some strange reason doesn’t like) chocolate. There are thousands of recipes for oatmeal raisin cookies, but I like this one in particular because the cookies come out chewy on the inside and slightly crunchy on the outside. They are sweet, but not overbearingly so. In addition, they are quick to make and most of the ingredients are things you probably already have in you cupboard.

Original Source:

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes per cookie sheet
Ready in: 1 hour


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup light-packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 3/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup raisins


  • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
  • In large bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Gradually beat into butter mixture. Stir in oats and raisins. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown. Cool slightly, remove from sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

Chef’s Tips:

  • Use a silicone mat as pictured above to make clean-up easy and prevent the cookies from sticking to the baking sheet.
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Posted by on August 5, 2017 in Cookies, Desserts


Mom’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mom was known in the Ince Family for her “famous chocolate chip cookies.” When she met Dad, this was the only thing she knew how to bake! In college, Mom used to make them for herself and one time, she got sick from eating all of the batter. I don’t recommend doing that, but licking the bowl and the beaters won’t hurt you. 

I never managed to get the recipe from Mom, but Aunt Jaymie says that Mom simply followed the instructions on the back of the Nestle chocolate chip package. Her secret was adding extra brown sugar. The below recipe is from Aunt Jaymie, but it’s pretty close to how Mom made her cookies. 

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 9-11 minutes

Ingredients:Chocolate chip cookies

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 package chocolate chips


  • Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips in a large bowl using an electric mixer. Stir in chocolate chips last- do not beat!
  • Place batter on a greased cookie sheet (about 1 tsp. batter per cookie). Be careful to space the cookies apart on the sheet so that they don’t stick together while baking.
  • Bake at 375 for 9-11 minutes (same instructions as Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chip package). Allow to cool before removing from sheet.
Cookie sheet
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Posted by on May 16, 2011 in Cookies, Desserts