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