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oatmeal raisin cookies

January 24, 2009

oatmealraisin2Do not be deceived by this modest little cookie’s looks.  It is a little morsel of brown sugar, raisin and cinnamon goodness. 

I found this recipe about 10 years ago, in a long forgotten magazine.  The recipe was attributed to Sarah McLachlan, who was in the midst of her Lilith Fair popularity. 


Ella and I went to Lilith in Toronto when Ella was just a one year old, and as cute as a little button.  ella 

Here is Ella at age 5 to give you an indication.



So Sarah McLachlan said: Eat these cookies warm out of the oven with a cup of chai.  This advice holds true to this day. 

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups white flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
2 cups rolled oats
1 – 2 cups raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream butter and sugar.  Add the vanilla and eggs and beat until well mixed.  Blend in the flour, soda, powder and spices until just combined.  Add rolled oats and raisins.  Roll dough into balls and place on baking sheet.

Bake 10-12 minutes.  Let cool on the sheet before transferring to a cooling rack.

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