Now, I consider myself somewhat of a connoisseur of Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. They've always been my favorite, and I've tried many recipes over the years, searching for the "perfect" cookie. Is this it? Well, maybe it's not perfect, but it's pretty darned close, these are the best I've ever made. I've had the recipe for Auntie Em's Oatmeal Cookies on Jan CAN cook for a couple of years, but I never had wheat germ to make them, and I was a little skeptical, after all, wheat germ is "healthy." ;o)
So yesterday, hubby was at the store, and I had him pick me up a package of wheat germ, and I made a batch of these cookies. I made them exactly like the recipe said, with cinnamon and golden raisins, and scooping out 1/4 cup measured amounts on my Silopat Baking Sheet. I only put six on a sheet as they spread, you will want to leave quite a bit of room between cookies. I took them out of the oven, they looked good, they tasted great, but cold oatmeal cookies are the true test. I don't like them hard and flat, I want them to be chewy, yet crisp, and these were all of the above. They aren't puffy and cake like, they are a crisp oatmeal cookie around the edge with a perfect chewy center.
So, if you're an afficiado like moi when it comes to oatmeal cookies, don't take my word for it, buy yourself some wheat germ and golden raisins and bake them for yourself.
The only thing I did differently was bake them for 18 minutes, 14 minutes wasn't enough in my oven. It makes a huge amount, my dough is in the fridge, waiting to bake when we want them, I'll probably put some on a cookie sheet pop them in the freezer to firm and then bag them in the freezer for later use.
Four stars on this one, ladies. Here's the quick link.