Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

2 cups raisins
1 cup margarine or butter
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 1/2 cups oats
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/4 cup water
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups flour
1/4 cup cornstarch

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bring raisins and water to a boil. Cover and turn off; set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars for 4-5 minutes. Add eggs and beat 4-5 minutes. Add dry ingredients. Drain raisins and add to dough. Stir in vanilla. Makes 2-inch balls and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake 7-8 minutes.

(Source: "Basic Food Storage Cookbook", South Jordan Utah River Stake, 2003, pg. 59)

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