Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Bars

I love these. A friend from church made them for me after I had a baby, and I've been hoping for the recipe ever since. Well, today she dropped some things by, including these delicious things. I was so happy! She included the recipe, which is actually just from the can of oatmeal, but will become my go-to oatmeal cookie from here on out. 

She made these without raisins, and they were delicious. However, I normally put raisins into oatmeal cookies so I think they would be great with or without them.

Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
From Quacker Oats
Compliments of Sharon B.

I N G R E D I E N T S :

1/2 pound (2 sticks) margarine or butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt 
3 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 cup raisins

D I R E C T I O N S :

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat together margarine/butter and sugars until creamy.

Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.

Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.

Stir in oats and raisins, mix well.

Bake 30-35 minutes in ungreased 13x9 inch metal baking pan.

Note: You can also make these in cookie form. Simply drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack. Makes about 4 dozen.


devonspires said...

My friend Carrie recommended your site on her blog... and I have LOVED looking at it and getting great ideas!!! Thank you for doing this!! :) Just wanted to tell you... I love this recipe too.... but I add chocolate chips instead of raisins... and they are SOOOOO yummy!!! :) Just thought I would share :)

Nancy said...

Thank you so much for letting me know! Chocolate chips sound good, too...I don't think you can go wrong either way!
That is so funny about your friend recommending my site on her blog! I wonder how she found out about my blog? Does she have a cooking blog, too? I would love to know the address if she does. It's always so much fun to see who is out there reading mine.

MLS said...

You are so cool and popular, Casual Cuisine!
I am about to make these...and use Craisins! Will let you know how it goes!

MLS said...

Delicious with craisins! Thanks for the recipe!

devonspires said...

My friend has a blog about her little family... but put a link to your blog... her friend is a friend of yours :) (sounds complicated!! haha ) :)