Friday, February 19, 2010

Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies & Bars

I've been working on my paper these past few days (deadline was extended to the 28th), but I've been cooking, too. I don't have much time to write on here as before, so I'll just post mostly photos and the recipe for now. Those are the most important parts anyway, right?
I made oatmeal raisin cookies and bars using the well-known recipe, Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, from the Quaker's Oatmeal canister. They were as good as usual.
If you don't like scooping out cookie dough, it is much easier to make the bar version.
Oh my!
Yum!
O-M-G! Look at those raisins!

They taste very good with or without a cinnamon sugar glaze on top as well. Just be sure not to overbake them, so that they stay soft and chewy. Enjoy!

Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and Bars
from Quaker Oats Yield: 4 dozen (48 cookies)

1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
3 cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked) (I had only 1 1/4 cups, and it worked fine)
1 cup raisins
1 cup nuts (optional)
1 cup chocolate chips (optional; omit cinnamon)

Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add oats and raisins; mix well.

Cookies: Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

Bars: Press dough onto bottom of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan (or 9x9 if using half of the dough). The dough will be hard to spread, but it will eventually happen. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Store tightly covered. 24 BARS.

HIGH ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: Increase flour to 1-3/4 cups and bake as directed.


40 comments:

  1. Memoria,

    I must say that the photos of your Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin cookies look good enough to eat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hahaha, I made a funny! Seriously though, your cookies look delectable; I can just smell the aroma of the raisins, oatmeal, and cinnamon as these flavors marry and meld as they bake in the oven and I bet the entire graduate apartment complex can smell the wafting aroma! All you need to add are . . . well you know: some nuts--nah, I'm just joking:o) I'm sure these cookies taste great just the way your loving hands prepared them!

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  2. You are evil, woman! These look soooo yummy that I am now going to have to make some to munch on while I run stats for my third chapter.

    I'm not joking about the nuts! I am absolutely going to bake these today . . .with walnuts. Sorry, M. Walnuts are good for the baby's nervous system. ;)

    Wish we could be working on our dissertations together today.
    tsbasham

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  3. I actually made these cookies before my other ones, but didn't get a chance to blog about them. They look really good! I love the clarity and crispness of your pictures.

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  4. I have never thought of making cookie dough into a bar. What a great idea. Also something different to serve.

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  5. This is one of my favorite oatmeal raisin cookies. It really is so good. I made them a couple years back and filled them with a creamy mascarpone sugar mixture. They got soft in the fridge and were downright delicious!

    http://lickthebowlgood.blogspot.com/2008/08/making-oatmeal-cream-pies-jealous.html

    I never thought to make them into bars but they look so chewy that I might have to! Got any left? I'm coming over!

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  6. Tamara - Okay, I'll LET you add nuts to the bars just for the baby's sake LOL!

    Monica - What a fantastic idea to add the mascarpone!!! I'll do that next time.

    Um, I already ate them hahahaha. I tore those suckers up!! hahaha. They were so good. They were also good as an accompaniment to studying. I ate them all day long haha.

    You can just make them again with the filling, and I'll go over there. Deal? hahaha

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  7. I made these a few months ago and they were awesome! They totally "vanished" at the office in just a few hours!

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  8. These cookies look delicious! Yum!

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  9. Oh these cookies and bars look absolutely amazing! Now I want some cookies! :)

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  10. I think the bars are prettier than the cookies!!!

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  11. I've been wanting to try a recipe with oats for a long time, this looks amazing!

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  12. OK, that's it. I'm making these. They look so good and I LOVE oatmeal raisin cookies. I usually put some nuts but I know you don't like nuts. I'm glad you got an extension on your paper! That's always nice. Good luck! I know you will do great.

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  13. Bars came out reaaly perfect!!!it is really tempting

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  14. What a delicious looking cookies. I could do this one or two or maybe three of them right now! :)

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  15. Oh MY! They look super yum! Oatmeal raisins are my fave cookies, all time. Good luck with your paper, Memória. :) Ganbatte!

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  16. These would last approximately five minutes in my house! Delicious. Oatmeal raisins are my favorite.

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  17. These look wonderful, your photography is excellent. Hope your paper writing went well, I've been working on a scholarship essay this weekend too :/

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  18. Found your blog thru refrigerator soup because I saw the mug in your photo. I have that mug too! It remindes me of all the places I have left to travel. Love how you've made the blog match your background with the languages. I lived in Brazil for 2 yrs so I had to learn a little Portuguese.

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  19. they look absolutely wonderful Memoria!!! beautiful photos too! mmmmm id love some now nso wld my kids!

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  20. If I were a tutor of your college, I wouldn't let you write anything but begging you to bake :D :D these cookies are FANTASTIC!!!

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  21. Looks delicious! Would be great with a cup of tea.

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  22. Wow--I have never thought of making them into a bar! What a creative way to do it; I may have to try that next time. My mom LOVES raisin oatmeal cookies; so this is a regular in my baking rotation! ~ Yudith

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  23. I have seen this recipe on the oatmeal box many times and always wanted to give it a try. ¡Muy delicioso con glaseado!

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  24. Looks so YUMMY!!!!!!!! I wanna a cookies right now, please!!!!! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my place! Good to know your blog! Very nice blog!

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  25. I love oatmeal raisin anything! That glaze looks too good to pass up. Thanks for sharing! :>

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  26. Memoria-

    Hey! It's Jamie from mybakingaddiction.com I just wanted to let you know that you won my giveaway for the Pam Anderson cookbook. Email me your info so I can order it for ya! Your cookies look fabulous as do your photos!
    -Jamie
    mybakingaddiction@gmail.com

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  27. I am very sure this oatmeal treats will disappear very quickly.

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  28. They would vanish quickly in my house too!

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  29. Memoria, loving the pictures - especially the bar version - they look fantastic. Are you using your new camera?

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  30. Memoria, I just wanted to let you know that I gave you an award on my blog. Congratulations! I love your blog!

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  31. I love the Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin cookie recipe-it is by far the best recipe for these cookies I've come across! What a great idea to turn them into bars-how fun!

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  32. I just found your blog via msmeanie at Chocolate Chip Trips and I agree you have a fantastic blog. I can't decide which recipe I love best but I have to admit the chocolate mousse cheesecake looks amazing!

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  33. These look awfully tasty. Good luck on your paper!

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  34. I should know better than to visit your blog when I'm hungry. Beautiful pictures of your cookies. And, not just any cookies, but my very favorites - oatmeal raisin. I'll have to try the bar version as it looks like it'll vanish as quickly as the normal cookies do!

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  35. oh yum! I never thought to put a cinnamon sugar glaze on them. I love oatmeal cookies, but I usually do chocolate chips instead of raisins :)

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  36. Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies are my Dad's favorite oatmeal cookie. I'll have to make him the bars with the glaze. Yours look great!

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  37. These look great!!!! I have never done an oatmeal raisin in a bar, but it looks delicious!

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  38. I always wonder what else I can do with oats. These look amazing!

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  39. You are such a sweetheart! Thanks for the wonderful comments you leave at the blog and on the column :)

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  40. hmm. Nice...! it's entirely different...! Thanks for sharing with us.
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