Sunday, August 7, 2011

Cookies and Milk

Sometimes a day is just a day. And sometimes a day needs home-made-fresh-from-the-oven cookies with icy cold milk. My oven fresh fav is spicy oatmeal raisin. I made a bunch today and then ate 6 (yikes!).
Still cooling....waiting, waiting
Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
makes about 3 dozen
7 TBS unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup plus 2 TBS brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 Tsp real vanilla extract
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 Tsp baking soda
1/2 Tsp cinnamon
1/4 Tsp allspice
1/8 Tsp ground clove
1/8 Tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 Tsp Kosher salt
1/2 cup of golden raisins
1 1/2 cups uncooked oats

  • Beat together softened butter and sugars until smooth and creamy
  • Add egg and vanilla; beat well
  • Add flour, salt, spices and baking soda
  • Mix well, but do not beat
  • Mix oats and raisins together and add. Mix well.
  • Cover cookie mix and refrigerate for 30 minutes
  • Preheat over to 350 degrees while dough is chilling
Line heavy duty cookie pans with silpat or parchment paper. Using a 1" ice cream scoop, drop cookies about 2" apart onto prepared pans.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden. Rotate pans (front to back) half way through. Cool, eat and don't forget the milk.