The Oatmeal Cookie Recipe~ Chef Valentine

Bobbie S. This recipe is for you!



1 cup raisins

Amaretto liqueur

1 small Ball jar


1 stick butter, soft

3/4 cup dark brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vinalla

1 1/2 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cups oats


Three days before making cookies. Place 1 cup raisins in ball jar. Cover with Amaretto Liqueur. Place in fridge till time to bake cookies.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Drain raisins. Put aside.

In large bowl, cream butter and sugars till creamy.

Add eggs and vanilla. Combine well.

In another bowl, add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix well.

Add flour mixture to butter mixture. Mix well.

Add raisins and oats. Mix well.

Using a 1 1/2″cookie scoop, drop onto cookie sheet. {un-greased}

Bake about 10 min till light golden brown.

Cool a couple of min before removing from cookie sheet.

Cool completely on wire rack.

Photo: Raisins soaking up Amaretto Liqueur

Enjoy the goodness.

Birthdays and Windy Weather

Lew lives next door. Debbie, his sweet daughter lives there too. They are the sweetest neighbors you could ever ask for. Yesterday was Lew’s Birthday. He is in his 8th decade of life. How wonderful is that?

I baked birthday treats for him. Oatmeal cookies and little candies.

Photo: Oatmeal cookies
Photo: Rolo candies

Larry and I delivered them early. We wanted to be the first ones to say, Happy Birthday!

Yesterday was a sunny, windy day in Texas. On Larry’s lunch hour, he walked laps at the lake with me. The wind resistance {45 MPH} made the walk difficult, but I needed that blast of air in my face.

Love you beyond Rolo candies {and that is saying a lot!}.