Everyone has there favorite cookie recipes. You know the classics. For us chocolate lovers it has to be the simple soft chocolate chip cookies or for some people oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. For those of you who do not like chocolate it may be raisin or sugar cookies. But sometimes we just want to try something different out. This is the perfect recipe for that!

Butterscotch Raisin Cookies are the perfect mix of soft butterscotch cookies with raisins in them. The pudding helps keep them soft and moist and the oatmeal gives them a delicious texture. Here are the instructions on how to make them.

First, here is a list of the ingredients you will need:

1 cup of softened butter or margarine

¾ cup of tightly packed brown sugar

¼ cup of white sugar

2 large eggs

3 cups of quick cooking oats

1 ½ cups of all purpose flour

1 (3.4 ounce) Package of instant butterscotch pudding mix

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1 cup raisins

½ cup of butterscotch chips

Start by preheating your oven to three hundred seventy five degrees. Then, in a large mixing bowl, cream together your butter or margarine and your brown and white sugars. You can do this by hand or with a hand mixer. When well mixed set this mixture aside.

In a medium size mixing bowl combine your quick oats, flour, dry pudding mix, and your baking soda. Mix by hand. When this is mixed together, gradually mix it into your creamed mixture. When completely combined stir in your butterscotch chips and your raisins. Your dough will be stiff.

To make your raisins more plum put them in a small bowl before mixing into your cookie dough. Then completely cover with hot water and let sit until mixing into dough.

Drop your cookie dough by tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake your cookies for nine to eleven minutes or until lightly browned. Remove them from the baking sheets and cool one wire racks. This recipe makes three and a half dozen cookies.

For a slight variation of this cookie, add a cup or so of finely chopped pecans or any nut. Invite all your friends or neighbors over for a glass of milk and these delicious cookies. And then prepare to give out the recipe because everyone will want it for their recipe collection!

Along with baking cookies and trying out new recipes, Tina enjoys working in her gardens. She gets most of her gardening supplies online from Garden Harvest Supply. They have everything from seed planter to tomato plants for sale.