Spicy Oatmeal Cookies

Spicy Oatmeal Cookies
Print Recipe
    Servings Prep Time
    4 dozen 20 minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    8-10 minutes 10 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    4 dozen 20 minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    8-10 minutes 10 minutes
    Spicy Oatmeal Cookies
    Print Recipe
      Servings Prep Time
      4 dozen 20 minutes
      Cook Time Passive Time
      8-10 minutes 10 minutes
      Servings Prep Time
      4 dozen 20 minutes
      Cook Time Passive Time
      8-10 minutes 10 minutes
      Ingredients
      Servings: dozen
      Instructions
      1. Preheat oven to 350℉. Bring one cup of water to a boil and pour over raisins. Allow to soak for 10 minutes. Drain well and set aside until ready to use.
      2. In a small bowl, whisk together oats, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, ginger and salt.
      3. Cream together butter and sugar using the paddle attachment of a stand mixer, electric mixer or wooden spoon. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each until incorporated. Stir in molasses.
      4. Add dry ingredients all at once and mix until all dry ingredients have been incorporated. Stir in raisin.
      5. Using a one-ounce cookie scoop or tablespoon, drop dough onto parchment lined baking trays, spacing 2" apart. Flatten each cookie slightly with damp fingers or palm of your hand. Bake on middle rack for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.
      Recipe Notes

      -recipe yields 48 2 1/2" cookies.

      -for best results, bake each tray separately on the middle rack.

      -you can skip the plumping of the raisins, however, it does make for a very nice chewy cookie.

      Cardamom Date Squares


      Cardamom Date Squares
      Print Recipe
        Servings Prep Time
        36 squares 40 minutes
        Cook Time
        30 minutes
        Servings Prep Time
        36 squares 40 minutes
        Cook Time
        30 minutes
        Cardamom Date Squares
        Print Recipe
          Servings Prep Time
          36 squares 40 minutes
          Cook Time
          30 minutes
          Servings Prep Time
          36 squares 40 minutes
          Cook Time
          30 minutes
          Ingredients
          Servings: squares
          Instructions
          1. Preheat oven to 350℉ and lightly butter a 9"x9" baking pan. Line bottom and two sides with parchment, allowing a slight overhang.
          2. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat combine dates, granulated sugar, orange juice, orange zest and water. Allow to come to a simmer and cook uncovered for 8-10 until soft and jammy. Remove from heat and set aside.
          3. In a large bowl combine oatmeal, flour, brown sugar, cardamom, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter using your fingers or pastry cutter until butter is pea-size and the mixture holds together when lightly squeezed.
          4. Evenly press a generous half of the oat mixture (about 3 cups) into the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread the dates evenly over oats. Add the remaining oat mixture, pressing slightly. Bake in preheated oven for approximately 30 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Remove from the pan by lifting the overhanging parchment and cut into desired squares.