Fall is my favorite season.  It is not too hot or too cold.  You can still hang with friends and family without the worry of frost bite or heat exhaustion.  It is also a great time to bake without roasting in your home.  In the spirit of celebrating Fall, I got my baking mojo back and started casting a spell on some cookies.  Oatmeal raisin has long been a favorite of mine.  I love the smell of oats and cinnamon baking in the air.  Does someone have an oatmeal raisin cookie candle, if not, they need to get working on that!  Try my recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies and let me know what you think.

1/4 cup water
1 egg
1 & 1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups oatmeal
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 & 1/2 cup raisins
1 & 1/4 cup macadamia nuts
Mix first five ingredients in mixer for about two minutes.   Slowly add oatmeal one cup at a time than add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.  Finally, add raisins and macadamia nuts.  I really enjoy the flavor macadamia nuts brings to the oatmeal raisin cookie, they are a bit more expensive, but worth the cost.  Spoon cookies about 2 inches apart on a large cookie sheet and bake for ten minutes.  Let cool on a cookie rack and serve.  I made 12 large cookies with this recipe.