Oatmeal cookies have always been a staple in my home, simply because the directions are so easy to follow. Yes, there may be more than a handful of ingredients, but most of them are things you already have in your kitchen. Butter? Check. Sugar? Check. Raisins? Hmm, let me see ... check! (I might be "grown up" now, but you better believe that there will always be a few mini boxes of raisins in the back of my pantry.) And bonus, kids love to help out when cookies are involved! If they're anything like I was, the best part is always licking the dough off the spatula.
Now some people like to diss these fabulously tasty cookies, but I just don't get it. How can you not fall in love with the crunchy-yet-chewy deliciousness that is an oatmeal cookie? Oh, you just don't like raisins? Well apparently there's a solution out there for people who aren't fans of the pruny snacks (and no, the answer isn't to simply take them out).