Sometimes I just love social media. How else would you be able to find out it’s National Homemade Cookie day?!
I love baking. There is just something about a warm, soft cookie right out of the oven. I have been lazy, as of late, and making cookies using mixes. “Box” cookies are still super tasty but there’s something satisfying about baking from scratch.
Now I didn’t have a homemade cookie today, but I did make a couple batches a few weekends ago with some alpha class sisters. I made a variation of these Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies from Ina Garten using what I had in my pantry. I mixed the dough as plain oatmeal cookies than I added chocolate chips to half of the dough and raisins to the other half.
Both cookies were delicious but the oatmeal raisin were really something special. I soaked the golden raisins in bourbon (a play on rum raisin) the night before and the Jim Beam added a unique flavor to the cookie. I think I used just enough for a subtle hint that makes you want to take another bite.
I think these Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies from Budget Bytes (I’m going to add chocolate chips) are the next cookie on my Fall baked goods to-do list (doesn’t everyone have one of those? Or is it just me). Follow my Pumpkin Spice Pinterest board to see more recipes that include Fall’s shining food star.