Sun-Maid homemade

I am a dried fruit freak and when I think raisins I think Sun-Maid!! This classic brand of raisins is the absolute best and they provide the highest quality of raisins and other dried fruits (try their tropical blend). Longing for an old favorite I made “Classic Raisin Oatmeal Cookies” taking the recipe exactly from the extensive recipe section on the Sun-Maid website. Here is the recipe:

Classic Raisin Oatmeal Cookies
Preparation time: About 10 minutes
Baking time: 15 minutes

3/4 cup softened butter or margarine
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
1 cup Sun-Maid Natural Raisins
1 cup coarsely chopped nuts (optional)

HEAT oven to 350 F.
BEAT butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, milk, egg and vanilla until light and fluffy.
COMBINE flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
ADD to butter mixture and mix well.
STIR in oats, raisins and nuts, if using. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets.
BAKE 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets.
COOL on wire racks.

The cookies turned out just like I remembered them, moist and chewy with bursts of raisins throughout giving it just the right amount of sweetness! Check out other ways to incorporate raisins in your diet from taking their snack packs along with you to making their Broccoli Raisin salad!