My mom made raisin cookies for my dad and brothers. They are a soft cookie that has a surprise ingredient of molasses that pairs well with the cinnamon and raisins.
1 1/4 old fashioned rolled oats
3/4 C all purpose flour
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
8 T butter or Crisco® softened¹
2 T molasses
1/2 C brown sugar
1 t vanilla
1 C raisins²
Combine dry ingredients in medium sized bowl and set aside.
In large bowl add butter, sugar, and molasses and beat until fluffy.
Add eggs and vanilla and mix until incorporated
Add dry ingredients in thirds.
Add raisins and combine
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 4 hours
Preheat oven to 350º F Cover two cookie baking sheets with parchment paper
Drop dough by teaspoonful two inches apart and bake 15-17 minutes or until golden brown
Remove to cooling rack.
1 My mom would use Crisco® in place of butter. The cookies were more cake like with Crisco.
2 Chopped dates also go well with this dough