Auntie Em’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

As shared in the LA Times 

1 1/2  Cups (3 sticks) butter, room temperature
1 1/3  Cups (10 1/2 ounces) sugar
1 1/3  Cups (10 1/2 ounces) light brown sugar
3  Eggs
1 1/2  tsp. vanilla extract
3  Cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2  Cups plus 2 tablespoons (8 1/2 ounces) flour
3/4  Cup wheat germ
1 1/2  tsp. baking soda
1 1/2  tsp. baking powder
3/4  tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4  tsp. salt
1 1/2  Cups ( 1/2 pound) golden raisins

Heat the oven to 350° F.

In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. With the mixer running, add the eggs, one at a time, until each is incorporated. Stir in the vanilla extract.

In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, flour, wheat germ, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.

With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the dry ingredients until just combined. Gently fold in the raisins.

Line several baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop one-fourth cup dough for each cookie and slightly flatten them, leaving 2 inches between each cookie (they will spread). Slightly flatten the top of each cookie and bake one tray at a time, on the center rack, for consistent baking and coloring. The cookies will be done when set and lightly colored and the edges are slightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes.

Servings: 2 dozen large cookies

Each cookie: 317 calories; 5 grams protein; 47 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams fiber; 13 grams fat; 8 grams saturated fat; 56 mg. cholesterol; 199 mg. sodium.

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About Delicious Goodies

Love life, the outdoors, photography, reading, cooking, baking, spending time with family. Just a girl next door in what I call paradise - Southern California. By no means a professional cook, I do enjoy cooking, trying new recipes and sharing with others. I hope you enjoy what you find here! I have one Vegan in the family, so we are always making two meals, rather fun, and it allows us to try new ideas. When I was in Middle School I use to help my Grandmother make cookie canisters - every year at Christmas we would make an assortment of cookies, breads, candy and put them in a wrapped canister and give them as gifts. I still enjoy this idea, although haven't done it that much - at least not an assortment of goodies. I think this year will be the year I go back to that idea and see how everyone likes it. Have a wonderful week, and spread kindness everywhere you go!
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