Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal cookies are really good when done well.  This recipe, Quick Oatmeal Cookies, is from Joy of Cooking. For those without this cookbook here is the recipe:

Oatmeal Cookies

Preheat oven to 350┬║.

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp milk
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp double-acting baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup raisins (optional)

I bake mine on a rectangular pizza stone, not preheated, covered with parchment. Drop the batter onto the parchment to make 2 dozen cookies.  The recipe says 12 minutes cooking time but the stone takes longer, at least 15 minutes. These were in for twenty minutes and the other sheet took 25. This makes them very crisp with a satisfying snap when you bite into them.

I haven't tried preheating the pizza stone because it would be difficult to transfer the sheet of cookie dough and I'm not sure it would make a difference in the finished product.

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