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Best Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies
This is a wonderfully, classic oatmeal cookie. Not dense or soggy soft. Not too crisp or hard. Just perfect. Golden, caramel taste with a wee kiss of cinnamon and vanilla. Like Lawsuit Muffins, this cookie helped create my baker’s legend. It also has a little story behind it.
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups oatmeal, mixture of half quick cooking and half old-fashioned oatmeal
1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup dark raisins
1/2 cup light raisins
Preheat oven to 350 F. Stack two baking sheets together and line one with parchment paper.
Blend butter with sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and blend well, Then fold in all dry ingredients. Form batter into large balls, about two golf balls worth. Roll in sugar if desired (it creates a nice finish). Press lightly on baking sheet.
Bake for 14 to 16 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes then cool on a rack.
Makes about 8 to 12 very large cookies