Okay - so I don't really ever remember my Nana making oatmeal raisin cookies and this isn't her recipe. She was a Chicken Cutlet gal. But --- she was a resourceful woman, and didn't like to waste food. You know when you get to the end of the cereal & it's just all crumbs? She'd throw it into cookies for extra flavor. That idea is adapted into this recipe. You can use whatever cereal you'd like. I usually use crushed-up Special K, burt I bet Raisin Bran would be good. I just wouldn't recommend using like Cocoa Crispies or Fruit Loops. Lol.
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/3 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons honey
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups golden raisins (A MUST)
2 1/2 cups oats
1/2 Crushed Special K/Cheerios (or whatever you have lying around)
Prep a cookie sheet with parchment.
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl (flour, baking soda, salt). Set aside.
Cream butter with sugars (brown & white) in a stand mixer (with paddle attachment)
Once combined and fluffy af, add the eggs (one at a time)
Add vanilla and honey and mix again.
Slowly add the dry into the wet, keep the mixer on a slow speed. Make sure you scrape down the sides and scrape the bottom to ensure all is mixed.
Next, fold in raisins, oats & crushed cereal with a rubber spatula. It will be a bit of a work out. Make sure to fold thoroughly to ensure all ingredients are spread throughout.
Chill cookie dough for 3