Best in the World Oatmeal Cookies
- 2 cups raisins
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Bring raisins and water to a boil in a small saucepan, Cover and turn off heat. Or place raisins in small bowl and add 1/4 cup water. Microwave for about 2 minutes covered with Saran wrap. Let sit for about 5 minutes.
In a large bowl cream butter and sugars together on medium speed until smooth, about 1 minute.
Add eggs and beat until incorporated with butter and sugar mixture.
Add vanilla. Add all remaining dry ingredients and mix just until all wet and dry ingredients are incorporated.
Drain raisins and add to dough.
With a 2 inch scoop, place dough on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for about 7-8 minutes. Cookies will be slightly under baked.
-Don't over mix after adding the dry ingredients.
-You may use either regular or golden raisins. I like golden best!
-Sometimes, I lightly sprinkle sea salt on top of the cookies right when removed from oven or just before baking.