I made a really tasty oatmeal cookie. I didn't have enough raisins, but I had currants, so I used those and I had some chopped pecans, so I used those. I don't have a picture because I'm too lazy at the moment to go get one, but they are very yummy. :) I used McCann's quick cooking Irish oatmeal but it looked like a regular quick cooking oatmeal, so probably any instant or quick cooking oatmeal would work fine.
1 1/2 cups softened butter
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups quick cooking Irish oatmeal
3/4 cups currants (or raisins)
1/2 cups chopped pecans (or walnuts)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
- In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla extract.
- Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add to butter mixture. Mix well.
- Stir in oatmeal, currants and pecans.
- Drop rounded teaspoons of batter on an ungreased (or parchment-lined) cookie sheet.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wine cooling rack.
Makes approximately 36 cookies.