Oatmeal Raisin Cookies- Soft as a pillow cookies with the classic flavor of oatmeal and sweet raisins.
I don’t make oatmeal raisin cookies too very often. My kids will eat an oatmeal cookie plain, iced or of course, packed full of chocolate chips. But, with raisins? They aren’t fans.
So, my husband and I actually get an entire batch of cookies to ourselves. Which is nice. Because, guys, I literally have hidden cookies in my house to be sure that they aren’t devoured before everyone gets one. They are a cookie lovin’ bunch..no joke.
What Ingredients are Needed?
- Flour + Salt+ Baking soda+ Ground cinnamon
- Quick cooking oats
- Brown sugar
- Honey + Vanilla
Can I Use Old Fashion Oats? Yes. But, before adding to the batter, give them a quick grind in your food processor or blender.
Can I Use Coconut Palm Sugar? Yes. It works great as a replacement for the brown sugar.
No honey on hand? Pure maple syrup can be used as a substitute.
Can I omit the raisins? Yes, if you also aren’t a raisin fan, feel free to omit them or cut back the amount. For a little crunch, you can also add a few crushed walnuts or pecans.
Chilling Your Dough:
After mixing your cookie dough, place it in the refrigerator or freezer. If you use the fridge, let the dough chill for about 2 hours. If you are using the freezer, chill it for only an hour.
As you can see by the above pic, chilling the dough makes a difference. When the dough is at room temperature, the cookies will spread more. Don’t get me wrong, they are still delicious cookies, but, have a bit different texture.
If your dough is a bit more frozen than chilled at the time of baking, that’s fine. Just increase your baking time by about two minutes.
- 1/2 cup ( 1 stick) butter, softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- dash of salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 TBSP honey
- 3/4 cups flour
- 1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
- 1 cup raisins
- In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Then, add in eggs, vanilla, salt, baking soda and ground cinnamon. Mix to combine.
- Then, add in flour and oats. Mix until combined. Stir in raisins.
- Place dough in freezer for 1 hour or in refrigerator for 2 hours.
- Once ready, preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a flat rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or slip mats.
- Scoop cold dough by the tablespoon and form into about a 1 inch ball. Place on baking sheet. Continue with remaining dough, leaving about 2 inches in between.
- Bake 10-12 minutes. If your dough is frozen, bake additional 2 minutes
- Let cookies sit for 5 minutes before removing from baking sheet, then, cool completely on wire rack.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 86Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 2g
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