Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Happy Tuesday and day four of 12 Days of Cookies!

Today is bitter cold and all I want to do is watch Christmas movies and drink hot chocolate. Unfortunately that’s not my reality today and I have A LOT to do. Life gets pretty chaotic when you have a child. Especially around Christmas time. I swear I have no time for anything. Especially when 9:30 pm is the new “it’s late, I should get to bed”. It’s safe to say I’m pretty much a geriatric now.

Speaking of, does anybody else feel like oatmeal raisin cookies are like, the grandma of cookies? I mean don’t get me wrong, I totally love them but, I feel like once you’ve hit 60 this is what you’re favorite cookie becomes. Ya?

These cookies are the perfect balance between soft and chewy. They’re warm with cinnamon and bursting with raisins. Every old persons dream. Haha okay I tease, I promise all ages will love these. They are in my top five favorite cookies and I’m only 25.

These are good you guys.

Here’s what you’ll need:

14 oz butter, room temp
3 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
4 eggs
2 Tbsp vanilla
4 cups flour
1 Tbsp + 1 tsp baking powder
2 1/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp + 1 tsp cinnamon
4 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup golden raisins

1. In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment cream together butter and sugar. Slowly add eggs and vanilla.

2. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add and mix until incorporated. Add oats and raisins and mix just until everything is evenly distributed.

3. Scoop cookies on to parchment lined baking sheet and chill until dough is firm. This is key. I like to scoop them all and pack them close together. Once they’re cold I spread some out on a baking sheet lines with parchment and if I’m not using all of them I freeze the others in a gallon ziplock bag. These bake up great straight out of the freezer.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 7-9 minutes.

Yield: 52-54 smaller sized cookies or 26- 28 large cookies. I used a 2 Tbsp sized scoop for mine. (Smaller sized cookies)

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