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This wonderful recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's favorite -- is courtesy of the Gracie Mansion.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, May Spring 2009



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  • Camillamcgeey
    21 DEC, 2016
    OMG!!! The best oatmeal cookie I've ever made. Soft with crispy edges. I made half the recipe to see if I would like them. Big mistake. Should have made the whole batch. Love this cookie!!
  • EarthBoundPhotos
    27 FEB, 2012
    I love these cookies! I changed the recipe a little by soaking the raisins in the vanilla, a bit of brandy and hot water for an hour or so. I use this liquid instead of plain water to add some real depth of flavour to the cookies.
  • sueh617
    27 JUN, 2011
    Very easy and tasty! Family dug right in and these were about 1/2 gone before they were completely cooled! Recipe states baking time as 20 minutes but I baked 10 then added only 3 more minutes for total of 13 minutes to have the browned edges and nice soft cookies. 20 minutes seemed like a long baking time, perhaps the mayor likes his oatmeal cookies crispy. Will definitely make again and double the recipe next time!
  • MS112579910
    20 MAR, 2011
    Amazing! I was just going to say, my secret for these (or basically anything that has cinnamon in it...) is to add a dash or a dibble or rum! Extract or from your flask! Just do it!
  • Zarbin
    19 MAR, 2011
    Add the raisins soaked in rum after being aged in barrels umburana, is wonderful !!!!!
  • MS10997557
    5 MAR, 2011
    I baked these cookies for 17 minutes as 'Flits21' suggested and she was right. Also, I soaked the raisins in warm water prior to adding them to the recipe.
  • vandaz
    27 JUL, 2010
    PERFECT!! Thank you so much.
  • bianca_lissette
    3 MAR, 2010
    The recipe is perfect as it is and with variations, i added some diced dried apricot, almonds and grated coconut the next time i made them and the texture was still perfect... I took them to work and the captain proposed on the spot, lol! They are fantastic cookies to have on hand, delicious, wholesome and healthy
  • CuoCere
    16 FEB, 2010
    DO add the water! I doubled this recipe, and hands down these are the oatmeal cookie I have been looking for- delicious!
  • MaxsMom09
    6 OCT, 2009
    DO NOT ADD THE 1/4 water. The batter gets to wet and mushy. I think it's a misprint.

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