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Iced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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If you’re meeting someone upon whom you wish to make a good impression – like, say, your boyfriend’s parents – here are some things that you should probably do:

Shower. Comb your hair. Brush your teeth. Ya know, the basics. (I hope you’re doing these things every day anyway, but just in case…)

Put on a nice, clean outfit. Try to find one that doesn’t have too much cat hair on it. Perhaps just a moderate amount.

Brush up on your manners. Practice your “pleases”, “thank yous” and “can I help you with anythings”. Make sure they know your momma raised you right!

And it probably doesn’t hurt to take a batch of cookies with you.

Iced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
 
Cookie recipe from Eat, Live, Run
Yield: 2 dozen cookies
Ingredients
For the cookies:
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1¼ cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup oats (either quick-cooking or old fashioned)
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup sour cream
For the Cinnamon Vanilla Glaze
  • 1¼ cups powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons milk
Instructions
Make the cookies:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a couple of baking sheets with parchment or silicone baking mats.
  2. With an electric mixer, cream together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy; add egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and oats in a large bowl.
  4. Add dry ingredients alternately with the sour cream to the butter and sugar mixture. Then, fold in the raisins.
  5. Drop mixture by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
Make the glaze:
  1. Whisk together all ingredients until combined. Add more milk or more powdered sugar as needed to reach desired consistency. (I like to go all Jackson Pollock on mine, but you could make a thicker glaze for a more spreadable icing if desired.)
Notes
Even though I followed Jenna's recipe exactly, my cookies spread much (much!) more than hers did, making for a lacier and darker cookie, which I actually ended up liking a lot. This may have been due to the fact that my butter was completely room temperature instead of just softened; either way, the spices here make this a great recipe, and I added a cinnamon glaze that really took them that extra step towards awesome.
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Russell at Chasing Delicious

Tuesday 13th of March 2012

Ooh this is my kind of cookie! I love the icing on top - I don't know why I haven't thought of that before. Yum!

DessertForTwo

Tuesday 13th of March 2012

You had me at cinnamon icing! :)

Susie

Monday 12th of March 2012

I would think it doesn't hurt to bring a batch of cookies with you. Especially these they look so tasty and the glaze sounds perfect. You would make a great first impression in my house with these. :)

Stephie

Monday 12th of March 2012

That was the hope!

Choc Chip Uru

Monday 12th of March 2012

Love the dash of icing on these delicious cookies - have never looked better!

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Stephie

Monday 12th of March 2012

Thanks! I thought the icing added a nice touch - and the little cinnamony sweetness didn't hurt either =)

Grace

Monday 12th of March 2012

Oatmeal raisin cookies are just about my most favorite food ever! I will definitely be giving this recipe a try in the very near future. Thanks :)

Stephie

Monday 12th of March 2012

I will keep that nugget of info in my brain =)