Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


1 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1 cup light brown sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

2 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt (plus a pinch of sea salt to sprinkle over warm cookies – if desired)

3 cups oats (not instant)

1 ½ cups raisins


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

With an electric mixer combine butter, white and brown sugars, eggs, and vanilla.

Beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

Gently mix in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, being careful not to over mix or dough will be tough.

Stir in oatmeal and raisins by hand.

Use a teaspoon to drop cookies 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until brown on the bottom.

Cool for two minutes before removing from pan.

Makes about 50, but they go fast!

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