Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Today is oatmeal cookie day so I thought what a great excuse for making a batch of cookies to take to work. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies 006

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe came from the Canadian Kinette Cookbook which was an excellent collection of favourites from across Canada. I wish it were still in print. I feel less guilty about making cookies when there are a couple of cups of rolled oats to balance all the fat and sugar. We like these with both raisins and chocolate chips together.  If you do not need to make these gluten-free just substitute your regular flour and use half whole wheat if you have it and omit the xanthan gum.

1 cup margarine or butter

2 cups brown sugar, packed

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 1/4  cups all purpose GF flour

2  cups GF rolled oats, quick cooking

1 tsp xanthan gum

1  tsp baking soda

1/2  tsp baking powder

1  tsp cinnamon (optional)

2  cups raisins, chocolate chips, nuts or a mixture

  • Beat margarine with brown sugar until smooth.
  • Beat in eggs, one at a time, then vanilla.
  • Stir in both flours, rolled oats, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.
  • Stir in raisins, chips and/or nuts until evenly distributed.
  • Drop by dessert spoon or 7/8 oz scoop onto a greased cookie sheet and flatten slightly with the palm of your hand.
  • Bake at 350°F until lightly browned, about 10 – 12 minutes.

Makes 4 dozen cookies




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