Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe
We went on a road trip to Idaho for the weekend. My grandpa is in the hospital so we drove up to Twin Falls to spend time with my grandpa. My dad drove out from Illinois-we were happy to see him. My grandpa is 95 and struggling with old age. He is a trooper and hanging in there.
We spent most of the weekend at the hospital with my grandpa and dad. We watched a lot of basketball-too bad Illinois lost in Double OT:( We really enjoyed talking to my grandpa and dad. It was fun listening to their stories and learning more about our family. Some of the stories I have heard many times, but they never get old. We had a lot of good laughs. My grandpa is still pretty sharp and witty.
I made a batch of oatmeal raisin cookies before we left on Friday, my dad LOVES raisins so I thought I would bring him a special treat. My dad loved them and so did my grandpa:) On Saturday, the Dr. told my grandpa he could start eating real food. My dad immediately offered him a cookie-my grandpa devoured it. I am glad I made chewy oatmeal raisin cookies-they were soft and easy for him to eat. The cookie lifted his spirits and helped him get his appetite back. After the cookie, he ate salmon, rice, and veggies for lunch.
My grandpa is doing much better. I am glad we were able to spend the weekend with him and my dad. I am lucky to have such wonderful men in my life. My grandpa and dad are great examples to us.
We hope to go back to Idaho later this month to check up on my grandpa. I promised him I would bring more cookies-he is already looking forward to them:)
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Yield: 2 1/2 dozen cookies
Cook Time: 10-12 minutes
1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
3/4 cup of raisins
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a small bowl add the raisins and cover with water. Let them sit for five minutes. This will help plump them up.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth and creamy. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar mixture. Blend until combined. Stir in the oats and raisins.
Spoon about a tablespoon of dough into a round ball, leaving space between each cookie. They will spread a little. Bake them for 10 to 12 minutes. Take them out when they are golden at the edges but still a little under baked in the middle. Let them sit on the hot baking sheet for five minutes before transferring them to cooling rack.
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