My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Oatmeal-Raisin-Bran Cookies

We all love Bran Muffins, but sometimes you need a change. Who wants to eat a bowl of bran flakes every day when you could have a cookie. Bran is very important to those of us of a certain age. I feel the need to remind you that bran is an aid to the digestive system, those of you who decide to eat more than two of three of these per day could be spending a lot of time in the little room with the porcelain fixtures. Just sayin'.

about 2-3 dozen depending on the size you make them
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1 cup raisins (regular or golden)
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup,6 ounces) butter, softened
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups dry oatmeal, quick or old-fashioned, NOT instant
2 cups bran flake cereal, crushed fairly small

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F., rack in middle position

Pour 1 cup of boiling water over raisins in a heat proof bowl. Set aside to plump.

1. Beat together butter and sugars until creamy.
2. Add eggs one at a time, beat well.
3. Add vanilla, beat.
4. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; mix well.
5. Stir in oats.
6. Drain raisins and pat dry on paper towels. Add to mixture and stir.
7. Add crushed bran flakes, stir well.
8. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet, about 12 per sheet.
9. Bake 13 to 15 minutes until golden brown.
10. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack to finish cooling.


  1. we will be dancing the 3 cookie cha cha!

  2. you both make me laugh, ha ha ha, what a pair you and October farm are, but really, they sound great!

  3. I need some of these...right NOW!

  4. I've been spending a lot of time with the new fixtures we have here at the house...THEY ARE DELICIOUS!!!...:)JP


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