You can make these ahead of time and store them in an airtight container, but they're best served warm.
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup regular oats
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350º.
Place first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Add flour, oats, and salt to egg mixture; beat well. Stir in raisins and walnuts.
Drop by level tablespoons, 1 1/2 inches apart, onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350º for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven; let stand 2 minutes. Remove cookies from baking sheet; serve warm.
These cookies are delicious. After a few minutes while still warm they're chewy with yummy texture. I used dried cranberries instead of raisins and added 1 1/2 tsps cinnamon with the flour mixture. It would be a very good holiday cookie that way. The 12 minutes is right on! I agree that the cookies are very sweet so next time I might cut the sugar back a little. I doubled the recipe today and they're turning out great.
I reduced the white sugar to 1/3 cup and added 1 tsp baking soda and these worked out great for me. I got a lot of compliments on them and will definitely be making them again. I forgot to toast the walnuts though, so I'm going to make sure to do that next time and I'm sure that will make them even better.
I tripled this recipe, baked it in a 13 x 9 inch pan at 350 degrees for 40 minutes, and cut them into 48 bars....really moist and chewy! I substitued half of the flour with whole wheat flour, half the raisins with dried cherries, and added 1 1/2 tsp baking soda to the flour mixture. Easy to make them this way, and I'll definitely made them again and again!!
This turned out pretty sweet not too sweet in my taste but sweet. Toasting the walnuts makes it very good and we used chocolate chips instead of raisins plus 1 T of baking soda. The only problem I have is they turned out sort of flat, not sure if that's the way we dropped in baking sheet or not enough dough. They will probably turn out better if you double the recipe.
It turned out very sweet, I should have read the reviews earlier and reduce the amount of sugar by half. Also, the 1.5t cinnamon and 1t baking soda as others recommended would have further improved the result. I will give it another try with these changes, but I think there are better CL cookie recipes