Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
26 minutes
Yield: about 45 cookies
The ultimate chewy oatmeal cookies packed with oats, raisins and walnuts. 
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 + 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup raisins (I used golden)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly grease 2 large baking sheets or line with parchment paper or silpats.
  2. In a large bowl cream together the butter, shortening, sugars, extracts, spices, salt and baking soda, beating on medium until fairly smooth.
  3. Beat in the egg then scrape down the sides of the bowl. Beat in the corn syrup and milk.
  4. By hand stir in the oats, flour, nuts and raisins.
  5. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets.
  6. Bake the cookies for 10 – 11 minutes or until they turn light golden brown. Remove from the oven and transfer to wire racks to cool. Store in a tightly covered container up to 5 days. If they become too hard place a slice of bread or a big piece of apple in the container and they will soften overnight.

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