Monday, July 5, 2010

Day 315: Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen cookies
Time (Start to Finish): 1 hour

¾ cup butter
¾ cup brown sugar
¾ cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
¾ tsp cinnamon
pinch salt
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup raisins
3 tsp cayenne pepper
¼ cup chopped candied ginger

1. Preheat oven to 375F
2. Combine the sugars and butter and cream in a mixer until smooth and fluffy
3. Add the eggs and vanilla
4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, oats and cayenne pepper
5. Add the dry mixture to the wet and stir until combined
6. With a spatula add the ginger and raisins and mix until evenly distributed
7. Chill dough for about 20-30 min
8. Form into balls and flatten a little on the cookie sheet about 2 inches apart
9. Bake for 12-15 min until they begin to brown. Try not to overbake to get a softer cookie

Rating: 4 strawberries
Notes: ok, I MAY have added a little too much cayenne, but I think it is awesome. The ginger really seals the deal. I am not a raisin fan, but I though I might as well make some cookies at least a little like they are supposed to. These are pretty killer, and with the amount of cayenne I added they can easily be a prank to play on someone…the innocent cookie in reality is a deadly spice trap! Try them out on someone who likes oatmeal raisin. I know they will crave the classic, but they will for sure enjoy these too

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