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Golden Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

 Golden Raisin Oatmeal Cookies
Here's a slightly different twist on a traditional favorite. These crisp, chewy oatmeal cookies feature golden raisins and have a mild orange tang. They're a staple in my picnic basket! -Marion Lowery, Medford, Oregon
24 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2/3 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup golden raisins


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in the egg, water and vanilla. Combine the oats, flour, orange peel,
  • cinnamon and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture and
  • mix well. Stir in raisins (dough will be stiff).
  • Drop by level tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking
  • sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are
  • lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 2 cookies equals 169 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 91 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.