Suprise Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Put a little surprise in your traditional oatmeal raisin cookies and add chocolate covered raisins.  I used a two tablespoon scoop for these cookies and they were the perfect size but if you prefer smaller cookies by all means use a smaller scoop.  If you don't want to take the time for that you can also make bar cookies and add a drizzle of glaze to fancy them up after they are baked.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies  

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
Blend together.

3/4 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
Beat into butter mixture until well mixed.

2 eggs
1/4 cup whole milk
Beat into mixture until blended.

2 cups all purpose flour
Beat in.

2 cups rolled oats OR quick oats (I like rolled oats better)
one 11 oz. package chocolate covered raisins. (I used Raisinets)
Stir in.  (Add 1/2 cup nuts if desired)

Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Can freeze dough scoops for later.  When you bake frozen dough bake at a lower temperature of 325 for 18-20 minutes.

Makes 30 cookies.

** If you want plain oatmeal raisin cookies just use 2 cups raisins in place of Raisinets.