|Softened butter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Packed light brown sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Granulated sugar||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Vanilla extract||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|All purpose flour||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Baking soda||1 Teaspoon|
|Quick cooking oats||2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)|
|Cinnamon chips||10 Ounce (Hershey's)|
|Golden raisins||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Pumpkin pie spice||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
Begin by softening your butter, especially if you're spontaneous and didn't set your butter out to soften before you started baking.
To a large mixing bowl add the 2 sticks softened butter, 1 cup light brown sugar,...
And 1/3 cup granulated sugar.
Butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
Cream together sugars and butter, either by hand or with a mixer or some sort.
Add 2 Eggs.
Add vanilla extract... not that imitation stuff either, do yourself a favor and get the real thing... PURE.
Mix in 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract.
Time for the secret ingredient... a combination of spices known only to those who look forward to tryptophan induced comas. CINNAMON, GINGER, NUTMEG, AND ALLSPICE or the essence of Fall itself.
Add about 1 1/2 tsp of the pumpkin pie spice to the batch and give it another mix.
Last step means the chunky stuff... time to put the hand mixer away and use something like a wooden spoon. However, we don't own a wooden spoon... I say nay to them. I prefer to use a spoon just like my mom used to beat the crap out of me when I misbehaved, mouthed off, or generally made someone's life a living hell.
Add the 1 tsp of Baking Soda, 1 1/2 cups of flour, 1 cup of Golden Raisins, 2 1/2 cups of oatmeal, and the whole 10 oz package of Cinammon chips and mix by hand.
Scoop some dough balls out a cookie tray and stick them in the oven for around 14 minutes.
The cookies are always good and remind me of fall back home. Hopefully these cinnamon chips will be making their seasonal re-appearance this fall, because at the moment I cannot find them in the store.