I was making oatmeal for breakfast this morning and there was a recipe for Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies on the back side of the Quaker Oats lid. I thought making cookies sounded like a good idea, since I was just at the end of my cold and I was going to stay in and relax with my little girl today.
Well, I have an Oatmeal cookie recipe that I love that's from allrecipes.com. I thought I would compare this recipe with the Quaker one and see what the differences were. They were exactly the same! So Beth, who makes Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Cookies on allrecipes.com really stole the recipe from the Quaker Oatmeal Canister. How sad. I think Quaker should get a little credit. All Ms. Beth did was add a pinch of cloves to hers.
Anyway. That's not the point. These cookies are super moist and spicy and soo good. It's one of the best recipes I've tried.
I add fresh grated nutmeg and ground ginger to mine. I also soak my raisins in vanilla before I start preparing the ingredients, so they get slightly moist and plump (rum works well too). I also noticed that more flour was needed if you live at high altitude like I do.
Soft and Spicy Oatmeal Cookies
Courtesy: Quaker Oatmeal Lid, not Beth :)
2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup raisins (opt. soak in vanilla or rum)
I add fresh nutmeg-about 1/4 tsp
1/2 tsp ground ginger
pinch of ground cloves.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Stir in the oats and raisins. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes until light and golden. Do not overbake. Let them cool for 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheets to cool completely. Store in airtight container.
So here's the response I received from Quaker after I informed them their recipe was being recycled with two minor changes. Kind of funny
Thank you for taking the time to share that information about our Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe with us. We've shared your comments with our management team for review and we appreciate you bringing this to our attention.
That said, we hope you love our Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies and are glad to know that you're a Quaker fan. Again, Summer, thank you for your interest in our company and for your comments. We hope you have a great weekend!
Quaker Consumer Relations