My dad came to visit us for the weekend. It was a quick trip, but we had a great time. We went to the farmer’s market at Pioneer Park, did a lot of yard work-my dad was a huge help, and then he treated us to a nice dinner at Cafe Molise. We also went to my sister’s and hung out with my niece and nephew. They get cuter by the minute.
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 2/3 cup light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- Pinch of ground cloves
- Freshly grated nutmeg-just a bit
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 ½ cups old fashioned oats
- 3/4-1 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, cloves, nutmeg, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar mixture. Blend until combined. Stir in the oats and raisins.
Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes. You can bake them right away, but I prefer to chill the dough. I think it helps them bake up and not be so flat.
When you are ready to bake, 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.