Name: More Oatmeal Raisin Cookies



Yield: 20 cookies

Comments: 3/24/2021 - I made the batter in the morning. I omitted the allspice. It took me about 46 minutes. I had not let the butter come up to room temperature so when I tried to mix it with the sugars, I got large unmixed lumps of butter until I had mixed for a long time. I should have started the raisins earlier. I let the batter cool for nearly 3 1/2 hours. It was quite sticky after it warmed up a little. The afternoon work took about 52 minutes. I got 26 cookies. Gail thought this was the better recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies.
5/5/2021 - I used ingredients as listed except for 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract instead of 1 1/2. I softened the butter by microwaving it for 45 seconds. Instead of using a mixer, I used a fork to combine the ingredients. The dough cooled in the refrigerator for nearly 8 hours. It took 34 minutes to form and bake the cookies. I let them cool 5 minutes, moved them to wire racks, and then put the racks in the refrigerator to cool them quickly. I got 20 cookies.
4/20/2022 - I ran out of raisins and substituted 3/4 cup of craisins for rest. I only cooled the dough for 30 minutes. I made 16 very large cookies.

Source: Aaron Hutcherson, The Washington Post, 9 March 2021

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