These cookies win at everything! Find the recipe below. Thanks for letting us crash your kitchen again, Lajuana Bassett. (a vegan and lower-sugar substitution is below the original recipe)
Lajuana’s Blue Ribbon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies:
1 c. butter
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
3 cups rolled oats
1 c. raisins
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
1. chop raisins until small, set aside
2. mix butter, sugar, vanilla together
3. add eggs one at a time, mix until well blended
4. sift together flour, soda, salt and cinnamon together
5. Add flour mixture to butter/sugar mixture. Mix well (but not too well.)
6. Add raisins and oats.
7. Spoon onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees.
Glaze: 2 cups powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 tsp cinnamon, a few drops of water
The sifter that Lajuana uses:
Here’s a vegan and lower-sugar adaptation from Sheila Morse:
“I used ground flax (1 Tlb.of ground flax seed+3 Tlb. water) allow to stand 5 minutes to congeal. This is to replacement for 1 egg. I only made half the recipe so this is the amount I used. Also, I always reduce the sugar and this recipe I reduced it by 2/3. For half the recipe I used 1/4 cup of sucanat and 1/4 cup of raw sugar. For the butter I used Earth Balance.”
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