Oatmeal Cookies, Galletas de Avena

My favorite...OATMEAL cookies! I don't know how I had not shared my favorite recipe for years with you before, .....well I kind of do. When I bake these cookies they disappear quite quickly. My beloved daughters and husband are not the only ones to blame, this time I am also guilty. To tell you the truth, after baking cookies like these, who wants to spend time photographing when you can sit down, relax and enjoy them? This time I manage to save a few for the blog photos, and I am very happy I did because it is another cookie recipe I add to this blog. I have dedicated this blog to my daughters, family and friends, hoping one day they'll bake for me too! I also dedicate this blog to YOU of course, but due to distances etc., I'll be happy with you cooking / baking my recipes and enjoying them yourselves. Photos of your baked good are appreciated :)

En Español: AQUÍ

Variations to the oatmeal cookies could be endless. Some have nuts and some do not. Some have raisins and some don’t. Others have spices and others don’t. What I like about this cookie is the hint of spices combined with the oatmeal, the ground raisins and the crisp but also slightly chewy texture it has. This is definitely the oatmeal cookie I use to eat and enjoy with delight when I was a child. I know you will enjoy it as much as we do.

Going into three months after "back to school" and we know some of us are a little exhausted of  everyday tasks and most likely start getting a little lazy in preparing our children's snack. A delicious and nutritious dessert should not be left out, and for that I recommend these oatmeal cookies. Whether you bake them to give as a gift or to munch on at snack time, these cookies are excellent!

Oatmeal Cookies
For gifts or snack these are excellent! The ground raisins give it a uniform texture and rich taste. If you prefer a sweeter cookie you can 1/2 cup extra of white granulated sugar.
8 tablespoons (1stick) unsalted butter or margarine at room temperature
⅓ cup firmly dark brown sugar
¼ cup white granulated sugar
½ cup raisins, ground to a paste in a food processor
1 large egg
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1½ cup all purpose flour (for a flatter cookie use 1 cup only)
1 cup oatmeal (old fashion preferred)
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
Pinch of salt

1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F (175˚C). Lightly grease cookie sheets or line with wax paper.
2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter. Add both sugars and cream until smooth. Add the raising paste and mix until well blended.Add the egg and mix until fully incorporated.
3. With a whisk stir the flour, oatmeal, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt into another bowl. Add to the butter mixture and mix until a dough forms.
4. Drop by 1 tablespoon of the dough 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake in the middle of the oven for 10 or 12 minutes or until the cookies are a light golden brown but still a little moist on top.

Yield: 2 dozens.

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En español: AQUÍ

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