Oatmeal Raisin and Chocolate Chip Bites

oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookies
1 -1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, room temperature (2 sticks)
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 large eggs (room temperature)
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup quick oats (not instant)
1 cup raisins (soak in 2 cups of water for 30 minutes, then drain)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped (mix in a bowl with 1 tablespoon honey)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, sift through a strainer; flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside. With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy.

Add eggs and vanilla, mix. Add flour mixture, mix. Add oats, raisins, cinnamon, and chocolate chips, mix.

Drop by small teaspoons about 1 inch apart onto cookie sheets sprayed with Pam. Bake 9 minutes or until lightly golden.

Serving: approximately 75 cookie bites.
A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

Lorraine Hansberry’s play, "A Raisin in the Sun", was the first successful Broadway play ever written by a black female playwright. She was nominated for Broadway's 1960 Tony Award for Best Play. In 1961, The all black cast starring Sidney Pointier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee and Diana Sands recreated their roles for the movie. This dramatic film has one of the very best acting ensembles ever to grace the stage or film. Standout scenes throughout this film, but one of my very favorites is when Lena Younger (Claudia McNeil) learns that her son Walter Lee (Sidney Pointer) has handed over $6,500 of her dead husband’s insurance money to a low-life hustler, who has taken off. The loud cries of sadness, disappointment, and total devastation moves your very soul.
Our Oatmeal Raisin and Chocolate Chip Bites recipe and our Classic Movie, “A Raisin in the Sun” work so well together. Days gone by have left us memories of wonderful dishes and movies that can still move us, no matter how many times we have experienced them. Its like going home again, but in a good way!

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