Sunday, November 13, 2011

Thick, Chewy Oatmeal Craisin Cookies

This dough is great chilled and sliced the next day to bake fresh.

1 stick butter, softened
2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup raisins or craisins
1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, optional

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth. Add all the dry ingredients and stir just until blended.  Add craisins and nuts and mix lightly.

Drop by rounded spoonfuls on a greased cookie pan and bake at 350 for 10 minutes.

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