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Monday, August 1, 2011

Oatmeal, Craisins & Walnut Cookies


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These are my dad's favorite cookies. He doesn't like raisins so I make them with craisins - they are actually a lot better with the craisins!

1 Cup Butter, 2 sticks at room temp
1 Cup White sugar
1 Cup Brown sugar, packed
2 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla extract
2 Cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Salt
1 1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon
3 Cups Quick cooking oats
2 Cups Craisins
1-2 Cup(s) Walnuts - depends on how much you like them



In a large bowl, cream together white sugar, butter, brown sugar, and vanilla with a wooden spoon or beaters (the easier option). Once that is brought together add the eggs one at a time fully incorporating the first one before you add the second. In another bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Beat the flour mixture into the creamed mixture in batches. By hand, mix in the oats, Craisins, and walnuts. Cover the dough and put in the fridge for an hour. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease your cookie sheet, and place rolled balls of dough about 2 inches apart. Now we like them a bit crispy at my house so I bake them for 15-20 minutes. Normally I would start checking them around 8-10 minutes. After baking, allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Eat & Enjoy...

Happy Baking!

~Nikko

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