Just another single, polyglot, xenophilic, Texan in the kitchen...

Just another single, polyglot, xenophilic, Texan in the kitchen...

Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies & Bars

I’ve been working on my paper these past few days (deadline was extended to the 28th), but I’ve been cooking, too. I don’t have much time to write on here as before, so I’ll just post mostly photos and the recipe for now. Those are the most important parts anyway, right?
I made oatmeal raisin cookies and bars using the well-known recipe, Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, from the Quaker’s Oatmeal canister. They were as good as usual.
If you don’t like scooping out cookie dough, it is much easier to make the bar version.

Oh my!

O-M-G! Look at those raisins!

They taste very good with or without a cinnamon sugar glaze on top as well. Just be sure not to overbake them, so that they stay soft and chewy. Enjoy!

Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and Bars
from Quaker Oats Yield: 4 dozen (48 cookies)

200 grams (1/2 cup) (1 stick) plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened
150 grams (3/4 cup) firmly packed brown sugar
100 grams (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
188 grams (1-1/2 cups) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
270 grams (3 cups) Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked) (I had only 1 1/4 cups)
150 grams (1 cup) raisins
150 grams (1 cup) nuts (optional)
150 grams (1 cup) chocolate chips (optional; omit cinnamon)

Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add oats and raisins; mix well.

Cookies: Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

Bars: Press dough onto bottom of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan (or 9×9 if using half of the dough). The dough will be hard to spread, but it will eventually happen. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Store tightly covered. 24 BARS.

HIGH ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: Increase flour to 1-3/4 cups and bake as directed.

Copyright – Memoria James – http://www.mangiodasola.com

Memoria James

0 thoughts on “Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies & Bars”

  • Memoria,

    I must say that the photos of your Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin cookies look good enough to eat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hahaha, I made a funny! Seriously though, your cookies look delectable; I can just smell the aroma of the raisins, oatmeal, and cinnamon as these flavors marry and meld as they bake in the oven and I bet the entire graduate apartment complex can smell the wafting aroma! All you need to add are . . . well you know: some nuts–nah, I'm just joking:o) I'm sure these cookies taste great just the way your loving hands prepared them!

  • You are evil, woman! These look soooo yummy that I am now going to have to make some to munch on while I run stats for my third chapter.

    I'm not joking about the nuts! I am absolutely going to bake these today . . .with walnuts. Sorry, M. Walnuts are good for the baby's nervous system. 😉

    Wish we could be working on our dissertations together today.

  • I actually made these cookies before my other ones, but didn't get a chance to blog about them. They look really good! I love the clarity and crispness of your pictures.

  • Tamara – Okay, I'll LET you add nuts to the bars just for the baby's sake LOL!

    Monica – What a fantastic idea to add the mascarpone!!! I'll do that next time.

    Um, I already ate them hahahaha. I tore those suckers up!! hahaha. They were so good. They were also good as an accompaniment to studying. I ate them all day long haha.

    You can just make them again with the filling, and I'll go over there. Deal? hahaha

  • OK, that's it. I'm making these. They look so good and I LOVE oatmeal raisin cookies. I usually put some nuts but I know you don't like nuts. I'm glad you got an extension on your paper! That's always nice. Good luck! I know you will do great.

  • These look wonderful, your photography is excellent. Hope your paper writing went well, I've been working on a scholarship essay this weekend too :/

  • Found your blog thru refrigerator soup because I saw the mug in your photo. I have that mug too! It remindes me of all the places I have left to travel. Love how you've made the blog match your background with the languages. I lived in Brazil for 2 yrs so I had to learn a little Portuguese.

  • If I were a tutor of your college, I wouldn't let you write anything but begging you to bake 😀 😀 these cookies are FANTASTIC!!!

  • Wow–I have never thought of making them into a bar! What a creative way to do it; I may have to try that next time. My mom LOVES raisin oatmeal cookies; so this is a regular in my baking rotation! ~ Yudith

  • Looks so YUMMY!!!!!!!! I wanna a cookies right now, please!!!!! 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by my place! Good to know your blog! Very nice blog!

  • Memoria-

    Hey! It's Jamie from mybakingaddiction.com I just wanted to let you know that you won my giveaway for the Pam Anderson cookbook. Email me your info so I can order it for ya! Your cookies look fabulous as do your photos!

  • I love the Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin cookie recipe-it is by far the best recipe for these cookies I've come across! What a great idea to turn them into bars-how fun!

  • I just found your blog via msmeanie at Chocolate Chip Trips and I agree you have a fantastic blog. I can't decide which recipe I love best but I have to admit the chocolate mousse cheesecake looks amazing!

  • I should know better than to visit your blog when I'm hungry. Beautiful pictures of your cookies. And, not just any cookies, but my very favorites – oatmeal raisin. I'll have to try the bar version as it looks like it'll vanish as quickly as the normal cookies do!

  • oh yum! I never thought to put a cinnamon sugar glaze on them. I love oatmeal cookies, but I usually do chocolate chips instead of raisins 🙂

  • Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies are my Dad's favorite oatmeal cookie. I'll have to make him the bars with the glaze. Yours look great!

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