Monday, November 19, 2012

Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookie

Every year between mid November & end December, we organize a gathering for our friends that we've known for a very long time. Although we meet several times throughout the year during special occasions, I personally look forward to this informal evening to share a few good laughs & recollect memories with this amazing group of friends. As a token of appreciation for their valued friendship, I always try to make handmade gifts each year. This year was "Cookie in a Jar". I adapted the recipe from Betty Crocker with a few variations.


1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cup old fashioned/quick cooking oats
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

How it's made:

Preheat oven to 350 deg Fahrenheit.
Sift flour, salt & baking powder. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, egg & vanilla until smooth. Add flour and remaining dry ingredients. Mix well.
On a cookie sheet, drop dough with a tbsp about 2 inches apart. (they spread while baking).

Bake 10-12 minutes until light brown. (I was multi tasking & my cookies were in the oven for an extra 3 minutes which gave them a deeper brown color).

Cool & store in air tight container.

Makes approx. 20 cookies

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