....or, rather, Oatmeal Uighur Raisin Cookies....
A good friend supports your crazy plan to make 57 different cookies in one year.
An excellent friend brings you back raisins (and cheese) all the way from Xinjiang province so that one of those 57 types of cookies can have a sort of, shall we say, Uighur flair.
Meet my excellent friend, intrepid traveler, and brilliant writer, Alice Levitt.
You should follow Alice to learn more about her incredible trip to Xinjiang, but first make these cookies so you have something to nosh on while so doing.
2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon ground ginger
⅛ teaspoon allspice
¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
¾ cup light brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup raisins from Xinjiang