I'm pretty sure that most runners run so that they can eat. Even if they don't admit it, we all know it's true.
Point proven: When these cookies were brought out at the DetermiNation information session last week, they flew off the plate. I was glad that I this recipe made around 60 cookies-- it meant that there were still some for me to smuggle home to eat on the couch.
Oatmeal Raisin DetermiNation Cookies
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen
2 sticks butter, softened
1 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt (I often use a half teaspoon, but I like more salt in my baked goods)
3 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350F.
Cream together softened butter and brown sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time, followed by vanilla extract. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients except oats and raisins. Slowly mix dry mixture into wet. Once mixed, fold in oats and raisins.
Scoop by rounded tablespoons onto a foil-lined cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes, until lightly browned, but still somewhat undercooked-appearing (this keeps them chewy!)
Allow to cool one minute on cookie sheet. Transfer to cooling rack. Serve with a tall glass of milk, good friends, and a good cause.