Oatmeal raisin cookies are way underrated. With the right recipe, they are delicious! I decided to tackle these cookies, and came up with what I think are the best oatmeal raisin cookies!
I used two ingredients that are not normally found in an oatmeal raisin cookie recipe. I used cream cheese to help keep the cookies soft, and I used nutmeg to give the flavor a boost! With these key ingredients, these homemade oatmeal raisin cookies are sure to impress anyone!
I found this pretty interesting! These homemade oatmeal raisin cookies are derived from a Scottish oatcake from the early Middle Ages. Now, thanks to Outlander, I have a big interest in anything Scottish! Those Scottish oatcakes were crispier than our chewy oatmeal raisin cookies.
The first recorded homemade oatmeal raisin cookie recipe was published in the Boston Cooking-School Cook Book in 1896, but did not include raisins! Raisins were added over time, especially when Quaker Oats featured the recipe on their containers.
First, cream the butter, cream cheese, brown sugar, and sugar together until it is light and fluffy. Next, add the egg and vanilla extract.
Combine all of the dry ingredients- the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Add that to the mixing bowl and mix until it just combines.
Last, add the quick cook oats and the raisins.
Scoop the dough, or you can weigh them into 1 ounce portions, and bake.
Let them cool a little bit, and enjoy one while they are warm!
These cookie are soft, chewy, and full of cinnamon flavor to compliment the oats and raisins! You won't be able to eat just one!
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