Oatmeal Maple Cookies, from Bruce Moffitt Recipes.com|
I made a swap through Yankee magazine, a silver ring for maple syrup. I got the best of the Vermont syrup, (and a nice bit of NY), a lot of good maple history, a couple friends and some good cooking advice. I took it all to heart, modified Virginia Gardner's Best Oatmeal Cookie recipe a bit, and this is what came out. I wouldn't put them here if I didn't think they were good.
First, put a good handful of raisins in a small bowl, cover with warm rum, brandy, marsala wine or the such.(even green tea works if there is a Wowser about) Let them soak while you do the rest, drain thoroughly before using.
In a mixing bowl cream well:
While mixing the above wet ingredients, sift together:
When the above wet ingredients are well mixed, mix the flour mixture into them well.
Then fold in:
Drop by the teaspoon full on ungreased sheets and bake 350 degrees about 12 minutes or until very lightly browned about the edges.