Seriously, these are the absolute, very best chewy oatmeal raisin cookies I have ever had in my entire life. Period.
Caveat! These are not healthy! LOL, but sometimes you just need a cookie dammit! 🙂
I found this recipe here (which has over 1000 reviews is a five star rated) and modified it just very slightly. I added a little cinnamon and used fancy mixed raisins instead of plain old regular ones. And wow, are these amazing!!
That is the trick, get yourself some of the Batth Farms Fancy Mixed Raisins and use those instead of regular raisins. You will not be disappointed. You can buy them at almost any grocery store, like Meijers, etc.
The original recipe is double the size of my modified version below. So if you are making these for a party definitely double this recipe below. 🙂 Also, I scooped mine out in roughly 1 1/2 – 2 tablespoon size batter scoops and I got 21 cookies. However you could definitely scoop smaller, and get smaller sized cookies and get 25 -26 cookies out of it. Nutritional Info below.
Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Yield: 20-22 cookies
Whisk together and set aside:
1 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon
Cream wet ingredients:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1 large eggs
1 teaspoons vanilla
Then stir in:
1 1/2 cups oats (not instant)
1 cup Batth Farms Fancy Mixed Raisins (You can use regular, but these ones are sooooooo yummy)
1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Soak the Raisins in hot water. Set aside for 10 minutes. Then drain.
3. Whisk dry ingredients; set aside.
4. Combine wet ingredients with a hand mixer on low.
5. To cream, increase speed to high and beat until fluffy and the color lightens.
6. Stir the flour mixture into the creamed mixture until no flour is visible. (Over mixing develops the gluten, making a tough cookie.)
7. Now add the oats and raisins; stir to incorporate.
8. Scoop out roughly 1 ½ Tablespoons of batter and pat into a ball. (Just take your tablespoon and scoop out a large overflowing amount.)
9. Drop 2-inches apart onto baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray.
10. Bake 11-14 minutes (on center rack), until golden, but still moist beneath cracks on top.
11. Remove from oven; let cookies sit on baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
Nutritional Facts for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (batch of 21 cookies, 1 cookie per serving)
Saturated fat: 3g
Vitamin A: 3%
Vitamin C: 0%
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