Sparta Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast, Franklin Victorian B&B Recipe

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When it is Winter leading into Spring and the days are starting to get lighter longer and we think we have almost made it, what do you like to do?
Here at the Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast we like to see what new recipes we can find, bake and serve.  I will share a yummy one with you that everyone will like.

BIG OATMEAL RAISIN CHEWS
These big, soft, chewy cookies are just delicious.

Ingredients
2 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats (do not use instant or quick oats)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temp.
1 cup sugar
1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups raisins

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Have cookies sheets prepared.

Mix first 6 ingredients in medium bowl.  Using electric mixer, beat butter and both sugars in large bowl until well blended, about 1 minute.  Add eggs and vanilla; beat until well blended, about 1 minute.  On low speed, beat in dry ingredients just until blended (do not over beat). Stir in raisins.

Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto prepared sheets, spacing evenly apart and forming 6 mounds per sheet.  Bake until cookies are pale golden brown, about 15 minutes.  Cool cookies on sheets for 5 minutes.  Using metal spatula, transfer cookies to rack and cool completely.

Serve, Eat and Enjoy
Hint: serve with vanilla ice cream

Recipe provided by the Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast, Sparta, WI  608-366-1427
http://www.franklinvictorianbb.com/