This weekend we went to visit my in-laws. My father in law loves oatmeal raisin cookies, so I made sure to have some fresh from the oven to take on our visit. My mother loves oatmeal raisin cookies too, but that is one of the few cookies that I never remember having in our home as a kid. I remember how many times she said she liked them, but she never fixed them, the reason being, my brothers didn't like oatmeal raisin cookies, my mother wasn't going to make two different types of cookies so that meant chocolate chip cookies it was, and usually that is what was found in our home. Now I know to you that doesn't seem like a big deal and you may wonder why I even mention it. I mention it because my mother is allergic to dairy products, she couldn't even eat the chocolate chips cookies that us kids all clamored for. Instead of her fixing the cookies that she would have preferred, she did what she thought her family would like best, even if that meant no cookies for her. My mother made tons of sacrifices for us, some small, some huge, but she always put us first.
As an adult I have discovered that I actually love oatmeal raisin cookies, I wish that I had realized that sooner, maybe there would have been more cookies for Mom to have eaten in the house. I have developed my own recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies. I think mom will like it when she tries them, next time she comes to visit I will make sure she finally gets to always pick what she wants instead of always putting everyone else first. Try this recipe and let me know what you think.