Good morning everyone! It is the beginning of a new week and time to do the Grandma Test on another Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe. Once again, we found another delicious test subject!
This week, I began with a recipe by Baked by an Introvert.
You can find her full recipe by clicking on the above link to her site. The thing that is different about this recipe is #1: It uses 1/2 butter and 1/2 shortening. #2: It bakes at 375 degrees, while the others all baked at 350. #3: She puts a tablespoon of light corn syrup in the mix. Unfortunately, I didn't realize that I was all out of corn syrup until I had started making the batch. Then, I remembered another recipe that I had looked at that called for a tablespoon of molasses. I did have molasses! (Go figure) So, I used that instead.
The result is that the cookies came out super moist and flavorful! As a matter of fact, they came out so moist, they almost didn't pass the milk test, one of my husband's criteria. So, if you love a super chewy, soft oatmeal cookie, (like I do) then these are the ones for you. We had extra people of over for Sunday Dinner, and these cookies almost didn't last long enough for photos, so they were very popular! But, since there was no outer crispness, and then chewiness in the middle, I do not think they have passed the Grandma Bonnell test. (It is hard to tell though because my husband eats all of the cookies with equal gusto!) To be fair to this recipe, I am going to get some corn syrup and make it again just to see if the molasses vs the corn syrup makes a difference. I do like the addition of the molasses though. Even though it was only a tablespoon, I believe it made a difference in the richness of the flavor and probably in the moistness of the cookie as well.
This weekend, we went up north to the mountains for the day with some family members. It was so nice and relaxing. While we were there, we got to talking about Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. (I told you, this is a frequent topic!) My sister-in-law has her grandma's recipe! She has promised to share it with me! Then, we shall see if I can duplicate the iconic cookie! No pressure.
I hope your week is great. I am off to work on a guest blog about canning meat! I will tell you when it posts, and I will share recipes to use with all of that canned stuff. Keep reading and sharing please! If you sign up on our email list and leave a comment, I can keep you posted.
Also, here is a link to my middle daughter's blog, which is very insightful! Go over and read it when you get the chance.
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Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!