I really wanted to do something nice for my mom yesterday. She's been having a hard time taking care of my immobile Dad. She finally left the house yesterday to go to work, which gave me an opportunity, not only to steal her kitchen to bake in but also to make her a little something special to come home to.
My mom and I love Oatmeal Raisin cookies, but we can never find a recipe that makes a decent cookie, well I mean there are very few cookies that I wont eat, but I want something extraordinary. I want something spectacular, I want the best damn oatmeal raisin cookie recipe in the world. And while I have not found that recipe yet, this one came very very close. My mom and I plan to make it again with a few changes and see if it can be that cookie. I'll let you know if I do make it again, and include what changes we made. This recipe made a small batch of cookies, it made 12 good sized cookies, which I liked a lot, becasue sometimes 36 cookies is just a lot. The original recipe can be found here. I did change a few things to the original this time. I wanted less oats in mine and more cookie.
Mommy's Pecan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
10 Tbsp unsalted butter
6 Tbsp dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg white
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup oats
3/4 cup raisins
2/3 cup toasted pecans
Preheat your over to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl cream butter and sugars together until light in color. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, and set aside. Beat in the egg white and vanilla into the butter mixture. Make sure to scrape down the sides to make sure that everything is mixing evenly. Add in the flour mixture slowly until fully incorporated. Finally add in the oats, raisins and toasted almonds.
Place in heaping mounds on your baking sheet. I use an ice cream scoop to ensure that all of my cookies come out about the same size. Because these are very chunky cookies, I would recommend flattening the tops slightly of the mounds before they go into the oven, they will not spread very much while baking, and you don't want to end up with little rocks. Mine baked for about 18 minutes, however my mom's ovens take a few extra minutes to cook everything, so I'd say start watching them around 12-15 minutes.
These were great oatmeal raisin cookies. I'm sure we'll be making this recipe again, maybe with a few changes, but it'll show up in the future.