What can you say about an oatmeal raisin cookie? They are hearty and super good. The raisins just add a little somethin’, somethin’ to the humble oatmeal cookie.

You will need 2 or 3 cookie sheets.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.


3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-3/4 cups flour
2 cups oatmeal

In a large bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar, sugar, baking powder, baking soda,cinnamon, and cloves.
Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat in well.
Mix in the flour.
Add the oatmeal.
Stir in the raisins.
Drop cookies by scoop or spoon onto the cookie sheets.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until cookies start to brown around the edges.
Cool on a wire rack.

Makes 3-4 dozen, depending on whether you use a small scoop or a medium scoop.