Let the record indicate that I am glaringly aware of the fact that today is, according to my calendar at least, Tuesday.
So why am I posting Mondays With Mom on Tuesday?
Because yesterday went by in a blur and I realized my error this morning.
That’s my story and I’m sticking with it.
Dad’s Absolute Favorite Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – my mom’s recipe
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
¼ cup milk (or buttermilk)
1 ¾ cups oatmeal
1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup raisins
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment and set aside.
In a small measuring cup, mix together the milk and vanilla and set aside. In a separate bowl, stir together the oatmeal, flour, baking soda and cinnamon.
Using an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth and well blended. Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture alternately with the milk/ vanilla mixture in two additions, mixing just until combined. Stir in the raisins.
Drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets and bake for approximately 13-15 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through. The cookies should be a light golden brown and the centers should be just set.
Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely.