When you look outside your window & winter is still there & you can’t justify going outside in the blistering cold…ugh…
there is only one thing left to do….light a lemon scented candle & start BAKING! It makes everything better!
(Adapted from SmittenKitchen.com)
- 1/2 cup (1 stick or 4 ounces) butter, softened
- 2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 3/4 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 F ♥ In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth ♥ In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together & stir this into the butter/sugar mixture ♥ Stir in the oats, raisins & walnuts ♥ Scoop the cookies onto a sheet & then either chill the whole tray before baking or bake them right away ♥ Bake the cookies two inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet ♥ Bake them for 10 to 12 minutes (your baking time will vary, depending on your oven and how cold the cookies were going in), taking them out when golden at the edges but still a little undercooked-looking on top ♥ Let them sit on the hot baking sheet for five minutes before transferring them to a rack to cool ♥ Enjoy them while wishing winter away!
QUICK TIP: Brown sugar can go hard very quickly so if you want to preserve all its goodness then invest in a Brown Sugar Saver, which is simply a Terra Cotta disk & ensures that your luscious brown sugar stays soft so you can bake as many cookies as you’d like whenever the craving hits!