When I asked if she'd be willing to share the recipe, she told me that she found it on the back of the package of Hershey's Cinnamon Chips! Friday, I shopped, I found the chips and I bought the rest of the ingredients I didn't have at the house.
Saturday (Yes, it took me a full 24 hours), I could stand the wait no longer and I made them. They are SO EASY!
Oatmeal Cinnamon Chip Cookies
1 C packed light brown sugar
1.5 tsp. vanilla extract
1.5 C flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2.5 C quick oats
1-2/3 C (10 oz) Hershey's Cinnamon Chips
3.4 C raisins
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter and sugars together. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Combine flour and baking soda; add to butter mixture beating well. Stir in oats, cinnamon chips and raisins (batter will be stiff)
Drop by heaping teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.
Makes about 4 dozen.
My first batch of these was a little too soft and flat. I did have to add a little more flour, but I don't know if I maybe mis-measured the first time, or if it was the fact that I used margarine rather than butter. I only added a scant 1/4 cup and they turned out nice and fluffy.
I ran into another snafu while making these... my stand mixer would not work. I've had it since I got married and I am really bummed. I also wish I had known this a couple of days ago, I could have gotten a Kitchen Aid stand mixer for a great price. I actually looked at them, but decided that the one I have is good enough and I could wait until it quit before I bought another one.
I also made a batch of chocolate chip cookies since Mike doesn't like raisins. I'll have to make him a batch of the oatmeal cookies without raisins next time.