For those of you who love chewy oatmeal cookies – do I have a recipe for you. My cousin Wadene made these cookies for my Mom’s 90th Birthday. She was kind enough to share with us back then and I just fell in love with them. She emailed Sandy the recipe about a year ago and yes Sandy finally got around to making them today. Let me tell you they still are the best I've ever eaten. With Thanksgiving right around the corner you might just want to make a batch of these. Yummy
Here is the recipe:
Source: “Colorado Cache” Cookbook
The Best Oatmeal Cookies
Yield: 72 servings
1 cup Raisins
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1 cup Butter
1 cup Brown sugar
1 cup White sugar
2-1/2 cup Flour
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
2 teaspoons Baking soda
2 cups Oatmeal
3/4 cup Chopped pecans ( roast them in
a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes)
3 Eggs (well beaten)
Combine eggs, raisins and vanilla and let stand for one hour, covered with plastic wrap. Cream together butter and sugars. Add flour, salt, cinnamon and soda to sugar mixture. Mix well.
Blend in egg-raisin mixture, oatmeal, and chopped nuts. Dough will be stiff. Drop by heaping teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet or roll into small balls and flatten slightly on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to12 minutes or until lightly browned. Note: Delicious! Secret is soaking of raisins.
Al with the Bayfield Bunch mentioned a Cowboy Cookie Shoot Out contest with Jerry of Our Life on Wheels in one of his recent journals. I don’t know what kind of cookies these were but if we ever get to Arizona I would be willing to add these to that shoot.
Texas 51 – Kansas 20
Until next time….MtnAire Travlers.