I love baking for people--I love feeding people, period. I never go to my husband's work, but everyone there knows me. I have something of a reputation: I'm the one who's trying to murder them with delicious cookies.
Every so often, these people seek out their own demise. My husband came home from work one day and said, "A guy at work has a request for you. He wants a really good, chewy raisin and oatmeal cookie."
I took this on as a personal challenge.
I wanted a recipe that was highly rated, one that was reliable and oh-so-good. This also meant I needed the best ingredients, too. I'm from the great San Joaquin Valley of California, home of the California Raisins. On a 3rd grade field trip, we toured the Sun-Maid Raisin factory in the Raisin Capital of the World, Selma. I love me some good raisins--and by far, I prefer golden raisins.
These cookies are amazing. The raisins bake up like succulent nuggets of gold. The other key elements here are the high amount of brown sugar and that full tablespoon of vanilla. Oh, the flavor! ( Recipe and more pictures beneath the cut!Collapse ) Always feel free to pin my recipes!
This recipe was originally posted on Bready or Not.