Moving from Lanergan Drive

After 25 years, we are moving from our home on 2939 Lanergan Drive.
2939 Lanergan

I have sweet memories of 24 celebrations of Christmas,Lanergan Drive Christmas

many roast turkeys,Lanergan Drive turkey

25 years of gardening,Lanergan Drive garden

abundant fresh herbs,Lanergan Drive garden

and dozens and dozens of koulouria.Lanergan Drive koulouria

But more importantly, I am grateful for how this house has served my family for all those years. And I hope these guys feel the same…


Egg cracking

Easter Boyz 2013

Father's Day 2011

Heart Lanergan DriveHeart Lanergan DriveHeart Lanergan Drive

Vanishing Steel Cut Oatmeal Cookies

I’m sharing my version of Vanishing (Steel Cut) Oatmeal Cookies recipe. After the year end holidays with all the seasonal cakes, cookies and desserts, this cookie recipe is an easy one that you can feel good about making for your family. Quaker Oats Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin cookie recipe is a classic, and there are so many variations online. I made this batch with steel cut oatmeal.

Vanishing Steel Cut Oatmeal Cookies

Steel cut oats are rich in soluble dietary fiber, with a 1/4-cup serving containing 2 grams, and providing 15 percent of the recommended daily allowance of fiber. To prepare it for my version of this cookie recipe, I covered the steel cut oats with boiling water, stirred in the raisins and set it aside while I gathered all the other ingredients.

Steel Cut Oatmeal & Raisins

I also added walnuts to my recipe. Other than using steel cut oats, and walnuts, mine is pretty close the Quaker Oats recipe.

Vanishing Steel Cut Oatmeal Cookies mise en place

It’s always important to set up your mise en place. Here you see my butter, eggs, vanilla, white and brown sugar, flour, baking soda, salt and walnuts.

Vanishing Steel Cut Oatmeal Cookie dough

I added a bit more flour until the dough was the consistency I wanted.  You just drop the dough by the spoonful onto a ungreased cookie tray and bake for 8-10 minutes in a pre-heated 350 degree oven.

Vanishing Steel Cut Oatmeal Cookies baking

I got several dozens cookies from this recipe.  I would have gotten more, but I have a bad tendency of making them bigger as I progress.  Argh!   😕
Try NOT to do that! Keep them the same size so they will bake evenly.

Vanishing Steel Cut Oatmeal Cookies yields dozens

To keep them moist I place them in a container and line the rows with parchment paper.

Vanishing Steel Cut Oatmeal Cookies storage

Enjoy them with a nice glass of milk.  🙂

Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies
Recipe type: Cookies
Cuisine: Dessert
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4 dozen
Vanishing Oatmeal Cookie Recipe with Raisins
  • ½ Cup(s) (1 stick) plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ¾ Cup(s) firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ Cup(s) granulated sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon(s) vanilla
  • 1-1/2 Cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon(s) Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
  • ½ Teaspoon(s) salt (optional)
  • 3 Cup(s) Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • 1 Cup(s) raisins
  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
  4. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.
  5. Add oats and raisins; mix well.
  6. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  7. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown.
  8. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack.
  9. Cool completely.
  10. Store tightly covered.


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