We are well into cookie baking season but there is always room for more cookies. Right?!
One of my favorite cookies of all time is an oatmeal raisin cookie. Some people crave a chocolate chip cookie or a peanut butter blossom cookie but I have always been a fan of the oatmeal raisin cookie. I love the layers of textures and flavors.
Crunchy oats, chewy raisins, and a spice mixture that isn't found in other cookies. This year I am simplifying my oatmeal raisin cookie recipe by using a box of Nuts About Granola Original Granola Basics Box Mix and enhancing the cookies with the addition of chopped granny smith apple.
Once these cookies are baked they will disappear faster than they were made!
Start by creaming the softened butter and the sugar. I use the paddle attachment on my mixer and beat it on high speed for about two minutes.Light and fluffy is what you are looking for.
Add the egg and the vanilla and beat to incorporate.
Add the rest of the dry ingredients to the bowl.
Stir to combine but do not over mix. Stop when the cookies look like cookie dough.
Scoop out on cookie sheets. I line my cookie sheets with a silicone mat but you can use parchment paper. If you don't have either one of these pan spray works as well.
Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.