For The Love Of Oatmeal Raisin Cookies!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal raisin cookies rank high on the list of my favorite cookies. With it's basic ingredients of oats and raisins, this cookie may qualify as health food. Add some wholewheat flour and nuts and you are on your way to cookie health food nirvana. Here are some of the recipes I found in my search:

And, if you're not in a baking mood, then find ready to eat cookies here.

Peanut Butter Cookies Or Bust

Peanut Butter Cookies
One my favorites cookies has to be peanut butter cookies. There are some good ready-made peanut butter cookies on the market. However, I'm partial to home made peanut butter cookies. In my search on the internet for peanut butter cookie recipes, I found there are as many different recipes for peanut butter cookies as there are cooks.

Peanut butter, sugar and 1 egg seem to be the basics. From there, it's whatever you feel like adding for your taste. 
Here is a recipe that, I feel, has all you need for basic peanut butter cookies. Enjoy!

JIF® Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies
* 1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
* 1/2 cup Butter Flavor CRISCO® Stick
* 3 tablespoons milk
* 1 tablespoon vanilla
* 1 egg
* 1 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
* 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
* 3/4 teaspoon salt


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place sheets of foil on countertop for cooling cookies.

2. Combine brown sugar, JIF® peanut butter, shortening, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Add egg. Beat just until blended.

3. Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture at low speed. Mix just until blended.

4. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly in crisscross pattern with tines of fork.

5. Bake one baking sheet at a time for 7-8 minutes or until set and just beginning to brown. Do not over-bake. Cook 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to foil to cool completely.
[This recipe is the one printed on the JIF labels.]

Oreo Cookies For Do-It-Yourselfer's?

The Art Of The Bake
Oreo's are good cookies right out of the bag. But, there are those who have their own cookie recipes and bake their own. I have to admit, it never occurred to me to bake my own Oreo's.

Oven Fresh
After checking out some of the recipe for Oreo Cookies, it has inspired me to try it, once the weather cools down. :-) Too hot to have an oven going now, but as soon as it does, I will report on the batch of homemade Oreo cookies In the mean time, if you are so inclined, here is a video you can check out to get you inspired for your fair weather day of baking.