These cookies are SO good! My mom gave me the recipe because my husband's favorite kind of cookie is oatmeal raisin. She found it in a magazine when she I was maybe one year old and she was working as a caterer. She would cater a lot of luncheons back then, and she says she would always make these cookies because they were such a hit!
I made them yesterday for the first time, and my husband has declared them the best cookie he has ever eaten. I have to say I am really enjoying them too, as is our son! They aren't super sweet so you don't feel too guilty when you eat one for breakfast with a tall glass of milk. And then after lunch... or as a snack...
They are moist and cakey, but that isn't even the most special thing about them! You would probably never guess it, but these cookies have a very special ingredient...
A can of condensed tomato soup!
It gives these cookies a little something extra that regular oatmeal cookies don't have. Give them a try and you won't want to make regular oatmeal raisin cookies ever again!
This recipe makes about 18 monster cookies. You could get quite a few more by using a rounded teaspoonful.
1 3/4 cups flour
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 can (10 3/4 oz.) condensed tomato soup (undiluted)
2 1/2 cups uncookedquick oats
1 cup each seedless raisins and chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In large bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, cinnamon,
Add butter, egg and soup; beat a medium speed two
minutes, constantly scraping sides and bottom of bowl.
Stir in oats,
raisins, and walnuts.
Drop onto greased baking sheets (give them space
Bake in preheated oven for 15-18 minutes (depending on
the size; I made monster cookies), or until they are lightly browned. Let cool on sheet for 5 minutes, then remove to rack to cool.
Store in airtight container with wax paper in between the layers, or the soft, moist cookies will stick together and break!
This is what they look like the next day. They turned much more red overnight!
Thank you for visiting my cooking blog! I made this because I wanted a place to share the recipes for the meals I make on a daily basis. Many are things I find on Pinterest, but some are original recipes from me or my family! You won't find anything too crazy here, just tasty food homemade with love.