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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Including toasted wheat germ and a generous amount of raisins in these cookies makes them hearty.

  • Yield: Makes about 5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir together oats, flour, wheat germ, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl; set aside. Put butter and sugars in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add oat mixture; mix until just combined. Mix in raisins.

  2. Using a 1 1/2-inch ice cream scoop, drop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing 2 inches apart. Flatten slightly.

  3. Bake until golden and just set, about 14 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to racks using a spatula; let cool completely. Cookies can be stored in airtight containers at room temperature up to 3 days.

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  • Jeff Wecker
    11 JAN, 2015
    COOKING TIP...... Lots have mentioned that the cookies spread, to stop this, leave the mix in the bowl for 30 minutes to allow the rolled oats to soak up any excess moisture, they do work really well. The extra 2 tablespoons of flour is to be added to the mix with the rest of the flour - it doesn't make any sense to list out two lots of flour.. maybe "1 Cup and 2 tablespoons of All Purpose flour" would have been a better way to write it!
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  • MS12551952
    30 DEC, 2014
    Have just found this recipe. No doubt these cookies are great, even though the video recipe does not match the printed recipe...why is that ?
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  • Slim147
    6 OCT, 2014
    These cookies are deliciously crunchy. They are like the potato chip advertisement. "You can't eat just one". My family loved them. That said, I too reduced the sugars to 3/4 of a cup each.
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  • 1rstBillie
    5 FEB, 2014
    Definitely the best cookies I ever made. It was so easy that even I could do it without messing up. Although I altered the recipe a bit, I only used half the sugar (and it was still sweet enough) and I also added some chocolate chips.
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  • Suzanne Dawson
    19 MAR, 2013
    This is ultimately the best oatmeal cookie recipe ever - my mother prefers them over any other cookies - the recipe doesn't need to be changed - they are supposed to be flat - the wheat germ is what makes them the best!
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  • saraeb4051
    19 OCT, 2012
    I would bet that the recipe should have 1 1/2 cups of flour, not 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons.
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  • saraeb4051
    19 OCT, 2012
    I had the same results as several others. They were extremely thin and lost their shape. The recipe is flawed.
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  • Sconequeen
    25 SEP, 2012
    alot of things in baking change based on weather ect.. but the flat cookies sound like not enough flour as too much fat makes em melt out flat. Did you sift your flour if the dough is sticky and not hearty add some more flour a little at a time and please do 1 test bake till your sure its the right consistancy
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  • nmk1985
    28 AUG, 2012
    ive always loved marthas cupcake and cookie recipes.. they are absolutely fool proof and flawless... but for the life of me i cant seem to figure what went wrong with this one... 10 mins into the baking time and my cookies were mushed together and absolutely burnt :/ 350 degress... dont get it.. any pointers?
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  • emluvsbaking
    15 JAN, 2012
    I also had very flat cookies, there must be a typo for the flour, super disappointed and I never have baking disasters, these came out very flat for me as well as Christina_rey. I ended up crumbling them up cause they looked so ugly so i now have granola :D
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