Sunday, May 23, 2010

Glazed Oatmeal Raisin Drops

Many years ago, I received Mary Englebreit's Cookies Cookbook as a Christmas gift.  This cookbook is amazing!  It's pages have sugar, butter, and other assorted spice stains from such frequent use.  Chris' favorite cookies are these Glazed Oatmeal Raisin Drops.  I took some to a friend the other day, and he said they were crack cookies.  I totally take that as a compliment!  :-)

So, here you go:

Glazed Oatmeal Raisin Drops

1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1 c. unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 c. packed light brown sugar
1/2 c. granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 t. vanilla extract
3 c. old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 c. raisins

1 c. confectioner's sugar blended with 2 T milk or cream (I usually double that)

Pre-heat oven to 375.  In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.  In a large bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in the eggs and vanilla.  On low speed, beat in the flour mixture.  Using a large wooden spoon, stir in the oats and raisins.  Spoon slightly rounded tablespoonfuls of the dough 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.  Bake for about 14 minutes, or until golden brown.  (Watch these closely - my oven only gets to about 10 minutes before I pull them out)  Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 2 minutes and then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.  Brush some glaze on the top of each cookie and let sit until the glaze is dry.

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