oatmeal raisin cookies

4.29.2012


oatmeal raisin cookies
adapted from david lebovitz

ingredients
  • 1 cup (225 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup (150 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (200 g) packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cup (245 g) flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cup (175 g) old –fashioned rolled oats (not instant or quick-cooking)
  • 1 1/2 cups (240 g) raisins
directions
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugars until very light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile in a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon, making sure there are no lumps of baking soda.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat until thoroughly combined. On low speed, or by hand, gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed butter, mixing until completely incorporated. Stir in the oats and raisins and mix well.
  4. Chill the batter a few hours or overnight, covered.
  5. To bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  6. Drop the dough in 1/4 cup (50 g) balls evenly spaced on the baking sheet and flatten the tops slightly with your hand.
  7. Midway during baking, rotate the baking sheet and tap the tops of the cookies down somewhat firmly with a spatula to flatten the domes.
  8. Bake the cookies for 20 to 22 minutes, until they just start to turn brown across the top, but do not overbake.
  9. Remove from oven and cool completely.
Storage: Once cool, the cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days. The dough can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week, or frozen for up to two months.

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