An exceptional cookie recipe. Crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle. Original recipe did not have the cinnamon, but it’s a very nice addition.

Phoebe’s Fabulous Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies, from “Cooking With Friends”

12 tablespoons (175g) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup (160g) firmly packed light brown sugar
2/3 cup (130g) white sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups (170g) rolled oats
1 1/4 cup (160g) plain flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups (200g) raisins

Preheat oven to 375F/190C/Gas Mark 5.
Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla extract; beat until well combined.

In a separate bowl combine oats, flour, soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Mix into butter mixture until just combined. Stir in raisins.

Drop the dough by heaped tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets, leaving a 2″ gap between each mound.

Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Cool on sheet for at least a minute before transferring to a rack.

1/10/07 – Picked up a cookie scoop and tried these again. Even 12 minutes was too long with scoop sized cookies. 11 minutes turns out nicely brown chewy cookies.

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