If there's one thing my mom knows how to do, it's bake. She recently was kind enough to help me bake more than 400 cookies for her and my dad's 50th anniversary party. Even though I'm not a huge fan of raisins in cookies (they have tricked me into thinking they were chocolate chips one too many times), even I will admit these are really good!
Mom's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup butter at room temperature
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 pkg (4-serving size) French vanilla INSTANT pudding
3-1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1-1/2 cup raisins
Combine flour and baking soda and set aside.
Combine the butter, both sugars, vanilla and instant pudding mix in a large mixing bowl. Beat until smooth and creamy. Beat in the eggs. Gradually add the flour mixture, then stir in the oats and raisins. (Batter will be stiff.)
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Makes 4-5 dozen cookies.