Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Loren's Irish Oatmeal Cookies

(Read this recipe in your best Irish brogue)

Tis fair to say, Lads and Lassies, that Irish oatmeal generally tastes disgusting, except in cookies. This recipe utilizes Irish oats and golden raisins. It will be a cold day in hell before there are some left to freeze! Make a batch of these and yer whole family will be singing yer very praises- even the I-talians.


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup brown sugar, (Don't pack it down too much; yer cookies will be flat!)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2  cups Irish rolled oats
2 cups golden raisins

  1. Position the rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees. Grease  two baking sheets.
  2. In a large bowl combine butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Beat on medium speed until smooth.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat on low speed until well blended.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and the rolled oats.
  5. Beat mixture until the oats are no longer shouting, "Jasus! Would yez stop it?!"
  6. Add the raisins and blend some more. Yez have made dough- God love ya!
  7. Drop the dough by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing the cookies 3 inches apart.
  8. Bake the cookies, one sheet at a time, until they are evenly light brown (15-20 minutes).
  9. Let cookies cool on the baking sheet for five minutes before you remove them.
  10. Transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  11.  Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Makes about 24 cookies

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