Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday's Meal

When I was growing up I would visit my Grandmother every summer and sometimes at Christmas. One of the most vivid and cherished memories I have is that I would always spend time with my Great Aunt Juanita (my Grandmother's sister) and we would bake cookies. I don't ever remember my grandmother and I baking and oddly enough I don't even recall baking with my mom, but I remember baking oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookies with my Aunt. I remember how excited I would be and how I couldn't wait for them to cool so I could have them with a tall glass of cold milk. For years I've tried to find the exact recipe that she used. I think I finally have and I couldn't wait to share it with you all. It takes me back to such a happy time. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup of butter, melted and cooled
1 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of white sugar
2 eggs
2 cups of flour
2 cups of old fashioned oats
1 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of baking powder
1/4 tsp of salt
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 cup of raisins
1 12 oz. pkg of chocolate chips
1/4 cup of milk

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Stir in eggs one at a time, mixing well. In a medium bowl combine all the dry ingredients, mix well to blend. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed sugar mixture. Stir in raisins and chocolate chips. Drop dough about 1 inch apart on a nonstick cookie sheet. Bake approximately 15 mins. or until golden brown, but don't over cook them. Remove from oven, let cool and then remove from cookie sheet.