Sometime last weekend, a particular craving struck.
I say "particular" because this treat isn't one that I would normally crave - oatmeal raisin cookies.
I mean I LIKE oatmeal raisin cookies - but it's rare that I crave them. Generally, as far as cookies go I prefer chocolate chip or peanut butter.
But there we have it - the craving was for oatmeal raisin for whatever reason.
Sometime back - was it pre-pandemic? Or maybe late last summer/early fall? - who knows, I had this random craving for oatmeal raisin cookies; which I had never made before. But somewhere, I sourced a recipe that my family gave RAVE reviews (even The Husband, who doesn't "care" for raisins) - although they, much like me, like oatmeal cookies but, given our druthers, would crave a different cookie (chocolate of any kind for The Husband/for Man-Child it's a toss up between spitz or chocolate chip) and I was informed for, future reference, that THIS was the only acceptable oatmeal raisin cookie.
ANYWAY...back to last week's craving. I went looking for the recipe. I don't remember much about the making of that original batch but I clearly remember that there was NOT a step that required chilling the dough or them being refrigerator cookies - both of which were the only recipes I had on hand; which I immediately dismissed.
Obviously, way back then, I sourced the recipe from the internet AND I had neglected to print/save the recipe anywhere. *sigh* Classic me...find something amazing and then completely forget to preserve it.
Off to the internet, to a site where I *thought* I had found the recipe. Nope. I continued by searching my archives thinking "Surely, I posted the recipe here!?" Nope.
On Tuesday, with that itch remaining un-scratched, I had the brilliant idea to search my internet history - without much hope as I was sure I had recently cleared the history/cookies/etc. Much to my surprise, I found TWO possible recipes - which just goes to show how faulty my memory is as, clearly I haven't actually "recently" cleared my history.
I opened the one and noticed it required chilled dough and was sure that wasn't it. I opened the other, not expecting much, read through it and it sounded familiar. I checked to be sure I had all the ingredients and was pleasantly surprised to discover I did.
So I whipped up a batch - the original recipe can be found here and it was perfect! I will note that the 1 cup of raisins left me with more raisins than cookie dough - also she must make GIGANTIC cookies as her recipe claims to make 18 but mine yielded about 36.
At any rate - I was able to tamp down that craving.
In the meantime, I have texted my friend two doors down to come and relieve me of the majority of these cookies for her kids...the ones with a metabolism that will allow them to eat cookies with abandon.
If you have a hankering for oatmeal raisin cookies - or are an oatmeal raisin cookie nut - I highly recommend this recipe...just be sure to "gift" most of them or your bathroom scale will scold you...much like mine has this week.