Vanishing oatmeal raisin cookies is a recipe for oatmeal cookies using Quaker Oats. This recipe, as well as other recipes using Quaker Oats are available on QuakerOats.com.
To make vanishing oatmeal raisin cookies, first preheat the oven to 350 F. In a large mixing bowl, beat together 1 stick plus 6 tablespoons of softened butter, 3/4 cups packed brown sugar and 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Beat until creamy, then add 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed butter and sugar; mix well. Finally, stir in 3 cups Quaker Quick Oats or Old-Fashioned oats and 1 cup raisins. Drop the cookies in rounded tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
The Quaker Oats website also offers suggestions for variations on this cookie recipe. To make oatmeal cookie bars, press all the batter into a 13 by 9 inch baking pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. To vary the flavor and texture of the oatmeal cookies, add 1 cup chopped nuts, or substitute chocolate chips or candy-coated pieces for the raisins.