Hounds agree the best oatmeal raisin cookies are moist, with plump raisins. Several hounds are fans of Quaker’s Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. rainey recommends using old-fashioned rolled oats rather than quick oats and plumping your raisins in juice or rum first.
ChesterhillGirl is a fan of Paula Deen’s Loaded Oatmeal Cookies. “Do try the brown butter glaze,” she recommends; “the cookies are good without the icing, but outstanding with it.” Antilope likes Cook’s Illustrated’s chewy oatmeal raisin cookies.
For variety, some hounds prefer to use dried cranberries or chocolate chips in place of raisins. And chowser adds ground ginger. “It makes a big difference for a small change,” she says. “You can’t taste it but can tell it’s different.”
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