Going Old School Oatmeal Cookies

Miserable, rainy, March day. I have taxes to do, vacation bills to pay and the dogs are filling the house with muddy paw prints. It’s time for some comfort food! This recipe is based on an old recipe from my girlfriend, Donna, and it oozes comfort. My changes are minimal, but add a little punch. I soak the raisins in Grand Marnier and vanilla and added some cinnamon chips. I think you will like these and hopefully they will brighten YOUR grey day.

oatmeal cookies

Old School Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup raisins
1/4 c Grand Marnier
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs, well beaten
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
3 cups oatmeal
1/2 Cinnamon Chips

Preheat the oven to 350. Heat the Grand Marnier on the stove until it is boiling, turn off the heat, add the raisins, and let them hang out until plump. In a large mixer bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Add the eggs and beat until light and creamy. Add flour, salt, cinnamon and soda and mix until combined. Add the soaked raisins and chips and stir until they are evenly dispersed.
Drop by heaping teaspoons onto a silpat lined or greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jessica says:

    Oatmeal cookies are my favorite but I never thought of adding cinnamon chips, I can’t wait to try your recipe!

    1. I am glad to know what your favorite cookie is! I will make some green ones for St. Paddy’s day!

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