What kid doesn’t like to bake cookies? Not my child! Although many of the cookies never made it to the oven, as my toddler is like her mother, who enjoys eating batter / dough.
“Spontaneous” – best describes our cooking style, since we improvise with ingredients on hand while making our yummy masterpieces. Feel free to modify the recipe to fit your tastes.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe
Batch: 24-30 cookies
- 14 tablespoons of butter softened (1 and ¾ of butter sticks)
- 1¼ cups of sugar (or ¾ cup of brown sugar and ½ cup of granulated sugar)
- 1½ cups of all-purpose flour (optional – skip if you want chewy cookies)
- 3 cups of uncooked oats
- 1 cup of raisins
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- ½ teaspoon of salt (optional – skip if you’ve used salted butter)
- 2 teaspoons of maple syrup (or 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of vanilla)
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 15 minutes
Directions: Follow this step-by-step instructions. Allow toddler to measure, pour, mix, and taste all of the ingredients to add some educational value to this already creative process. Don’t worry about any mess; it’s only dirt! But SO much FUN!
- Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C).
- In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar and softened butter until creamy.
- Add eggs and maple syrup (or vanilla and cinnamon).
- Add combined flour, baking soda, and salt.
- Add oats and raisins. Mix well.
- Using a spoon, drop dough onto ungreased cookie sheet. Leave plenty of space between drops to avoid cookies sticking to each other.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool for 1 minute on a cookie sheet. Then transfer to wire rack or plate and let cool completely. Store lightly covered. Enjoy!