Lizzie’s Homemade Oatmeal Cookies


  • 2 sticks unsalted, organic butter, softened
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup baker’s sugar
  • 2, large, farm fresh eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1 1/2 cup raisins


Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper or grease with a little butter. Take a large mixing bowl and beat butter and sugars until light and creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time and vanilla. Combine flour, salt, baking powder and spices in a separate bowl. Add flour mixture to butter mixture in the large bowl and blend. Add oats and raisins and mix thoroughly. Scoop out mixture into three-dozen large tablespoons, leaving room between each on the baking sheets. Bake between nine and thirteen minutes until edges are golden brown. Soft centers will set as the cookies cool.