Old-Fashioned Farmhouse Oatmeal Cookies

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“In 'Simply Sensational Cookies' by Nancy Baggett”
35 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Position a rack in the middle of oven; preheat to 350°.
  2. Grease several large baking sheets or coat with nonstick spray.
  3. In a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter, stirring, until completely melted and runny; remove from heat.
  4. Thoroughly stir the oats and 1 tablespoon water into the butter.
  5. Let stand for 5 minutes so the oats can hydrate.
  6. Vigorously stir in the sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt until thoroughly incorporated.
  7. Vigorously stir in the egg and raisins, then the flour until very well blended.
  8. If the dough is very soft, stir in 1-2 tablespoons more flour.
  9. If it is still soft, let stand to firm up for 5 minutes.
  10. In a large bowl, vigorously stir the brown sugar into the butter until well blended, mashing out any sugar
  11. Using a 1 1/2-inch spring-loaded scoop or heaping measuring tablespoon, form the dough into uniform mounds, spacing about 2 1/2 inches apart on the baking sheets.
  12. Using your fingertips, pat down the mounds just slightly.
  13. Bake one sheet at a time for 7-10 minutes or until the cookies are barely firm in the center tops , tinged with brown, and slightly darker at the edges.
  14. Transfer the baking sheets to wire racks; let stand until the cookies firm up for 3 minutes.
  15. Using a wide spatula, transfer the cookies to the wire racks; let cool completely.

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