Drop Cookies Oatmeal Raisin Chews

posted by Autumn 02-20-100 8:22 AM

Mrs. Field's Cookie Book
Oatmeal Raisin Chews

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup quick oats ( not instant)
1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup salted butter, softened
2 Tbsp. honey
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups (8 oz) raisins
1/2 cup (2 oz) walnuts, chopped (optional)

Preheat oven to 300*.

In a medium bowl combine flour, soda, salt and oats. Mix well with wire whisk and set aside.

In a medium bowl blend sugars with electric mixer set at a medium speed. Add butter and mix to form a grainy paste. Scrape down sides of bowl, then add honey, vanilla and eggs. Mix at medium speed until fully combined.

Add the flour mixture, raisins, and walnuts, and blend at low speed just until combined. Do not overmix.

Drop by rounded tablespoons onto greased cookie sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake for 18 - 22 minutes or until cookies are light golden brown. Immediately transfer cookies with spatula to a cool flat surface.

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen with walnuts

3 dozen with walnuts

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