Monday, September 24, 2012

Oatmeal Raisin Cinnamon Chip cookies

Oatmeal Raisin cookies are one of my all time favorite cookies. The crunchy chewyness from the oats, the chewy raisins, and the hint of cinnamon  just makes me happy. Or should I say my mouth happy. I have been on the hunt for an amazing recipe for them for years and I have finally found one. I am sure I got this off pinterest but am not for sure since I have so many recipes in my to try box that I sometimes forget where I get them all from. These cookies are not only chuck full of old fashioned oat and raisins but has cinnamon chips in them as well. The cinnamon puts this cookies over the top. Now I got my cinnamon chips from Walmart after the christmas season last year for $1 a bag. I think they are a seasonal item but I am not sure so if you can find them please splurge and buy them they really make the cookies incredible. And if you have someone who is skeptical of a cookie full of oats and raisins tell them to just try them and they won't regret it believe me. My little 6 year old didn't want anything to do with them so I forced him to try a bite and he couldn't get enough of them. He chose them over chocolate chips cookies and that is never heard of in our house!!!

Oatmeal Raisin Cinnamon Chip Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
3 cups old fashioned oats
(you can use quick oats but we prefer the old fashioned)
1 1/2 cup flour
1 pkg cinnamon chips
1 cup raisins or craisins(I used a combo of both)

Preheat oven to 325. Mix the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Then beat in the eggs and mix well. Add the vanilla. Mix in the soda, salt, cinnamon, oats, and flour and mix well. Stir in the chips and raisins/craisins. Drop by spoonfuls onto a pan lined with parchment paper or sprayed with cooking spray and Bake for 10-13 minutes or until starting to look done. They are better taken out when they still look a little underdone in the middle. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Then Enjoy!!!!Slightly crispy outside and perfectly chewy inside!!!!

Note:the dough is softer than a chocolate chip cookie dough and should be it will stick to you fingers don't be tempted to add more flour or they will be to dry. Believe me I have made this mistake before!!!

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