National Cookie Day AND a Giveaway!

It’s that time of year again!!!! (The BEST time of year!) Happy National Cookie Day, everyone!!

Now, whenever someone tells me Oatmeal Raisin is their favorite cookie, I have to admit… I’m a little confused. Like… really? Oatmeal Raisin? It’s the redheaded stepchild of cookies! (No offense to you beautiful redheads out there or to any stepsisters/brothers/children!)

HOWEVER, I tried the oatmeal raisin cookies offered at DeLuscious and ZOMG. They are amazeballs. They were so amazing that I got inspired to attempt to make my own. And I have to say…maybe Oatmeal Raisin cookies are like the black coffee of cookies. They’re an acquired taste… for the refined cookie eaters. If you’re a refined cookie eater? I’ve got the recipe (below) for ya!

In any case, today for breakfast, I ate my last DeLuscious cookie and read the final chapters of Rachel Van Dyken’s Cheater’s Regret!!! Tell me friends… what cookie are you eating and what book are you reading???

** To win a copy of Rachel Van Dyken’s Cheater’s Regret, pop over to my Facebook Page and enter to win!




















2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
3 cups quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
1 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour

1 cup raisins, chopped nuts or semisweet chocolate chips, if desired


Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat all ingredients except oats, flour and raisins with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in oats, flour and raisins.

On ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart.

Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until light brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.

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