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Our Growers Favorite Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Our Growers Favorite Oatmeal Raisin CookiesRecipe courtesy of California Raisin Marketing Board.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups butter, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 cups rolled (old-fashioned) oats
2 cups California raisins
2 cups pecan halves

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugars and vanilla extract together until light and fluffy and sugar is completely dissolved. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well with each addition.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda and cinnamon; mix well and gradually stir into creamed mixture. Fold in oats, raisins and pecans.
  4. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets.
  5. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in preheated oven at 350°F (175°C).
  6. Remove cookies to a wire rack and cool completely.

Makes 40 cookies.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/40 of recipe): Calories: 260; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 35mg; Total Carbs: 34g; Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 21g; Protein: 3g; Sodium: 160mg; Potassium: 140mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of California Raisin Marketing Board.