Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Can I just say that my baking philosophy goes against putting healthy ingredients like oatmeal or raisins into cookies.  I prefer sugar or chocolate chips.  I also don’t believe in putting vegetables into dessert, i.e. Carrot cake.  So I decided to make Oatmeal Raisin cookies because my boyfriend’s family is sort of health conscious but I wanted to send something homemade.  So I sent oatmeal raisin.  I was not a fan of these cookies and I probably never will be.  The oatmeal makes cookies extremely chewy and already I am a crispy cookie type of person.

Chocolate chip oatmeal Raisin cookies

So today I tried a compromise.  I made Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies.  As a kid I had a hard time with these because there was almost no way of eating around the raisins.  They look just like the chocolate chips when you’re trying to eat around them!  So now I can eat them okay-ish.  The chocolate chips help a lot and the recipe I used required the entire bag; it was a good ratio.  However, for some people I feel like that it would be a too skewed ratio for most so for the recipe below I fixed it to be a little bit more equal.

Ingredients

  • 3/4  cup  butter, softened
  • 3/4  cup  granulated sugar
  • 3/4  cup  firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 2  large eggs
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  vanilla extract
  • 2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1  cup  uncooked quick-cooking oats 1 1/2 cup uncooked quick cooking oats
  • 3/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 1  cup  raisins 1 1/2 cup raisins

Preparation

Beat butter and sugars at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until blended.

Combine flour, soda, oats, and salt in a small bowl; gradually add to butter mixture, beating well. Stir in morsels and raisins. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets.

Bake at 350° for 8 to 14 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

 

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About akindafoodblog

I'm a picky foodie in training. I can't stop talking about food, so writing about it seems like a normal transition. There are so many foods I don't like, and that's a bit of a problem. I don't really know how to cook but I love to bake. So I'm on a culinary journey and I want to invite everyone to join me.
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