I miss Costco. (There isn’t one in Maine.) I miss a lot of things from Costco, but chief among them are the oatmeal raisin cookies that you can get from their bakery. Oh. My. Gosh. Even people who loathe oatmeal raisin cookies will gobble up the ones from Costco. They are THAT good.
When I found this recipe on Epicurious I had high hopes. It had four forks, that looked promising! Of course, I had to ditch the dates and walnuts, I don’t like things cluttering up my oatmeal cookies. So I boosted the amount of raisins. When they came out of the oven, SUCCESS! They taste JUST like the ones from Costco, only better because they’re fresh (of course) and made from ingredients you can actually pronounce.
Hey, Kid! I’m trying to take a picture here!
The other thing I like about these cookies is that they have lasting power. As in, these last few cookies have been kicking around my cookie jar for over a week now and they are still perfect! Cookies don’t usually last long enough for me to test out their shelf life, but we were sick last week ;) This recipe makes a lot, so do yourself a favor and bake up a batch for this weekend!
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Adapted from Epicurious
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup Crisco room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups old-fashioned oats
2 cups raisins
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In your mixer, beat together the butter and Crisco.
Add the sugars and beat until fluffy.
Add the eggs, honey and vanilla and beat until well combined.
Add the flour mixture and mix until incorporated.
Stir in the oatmeal and raisins. Mix until well combined.
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto baking sheets.
Bake for 10 minutes, then let the cookies cool on the sheet for 10 minutes before removing them to a wire rack.
Clear the immediate vicinity of poaching toddlers (distract them with their own cookies!), pour yourself a nice, tall glass of milk and enjoy!