Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are one of my top 5 cookies, maybe not number 1, but they’re up there. Part of the reason is I believe you can definitely get away with eating a few of these for breakfast and call it a well-rounded meal! I had to hold myself back from saying “without feeling guilty” because eating food that’s good for your soul should never make you feel guilty.
I’ve had a lot of different type of Oatmeal Raisin Cookies in my day and found that they either didn’t have enough spice or not nearly enough raisins!
Well, I am happy to say that I have solved that problem. These ones are perfect, in my humble opinion. Soft. Flavourful. Oat-y. Not only are these delightful cookies full of wonderful cinnamon and nutmeg flavours – I also use equal amounts of raisins to flour!
I know I could insert a long anecdote here about eating warm cookies from the oven as a child on an early Saturday morning – but you aren’t here for that. So let’s get down to business!
This recipe yields about 14-16 cookies.
1 cup of flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 tbsp honey
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups large flake oats
1 cup golden raisins
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Whisk together dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, cinnamon nutmeg and salt) in medium sized bowl.
- In large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar using a rubber spatula (or whatever). Mix in egg, honey and vanilla.
- Slowly mix dry ingredients into the wet, combining as you go.
- Stir in oats.
- Stir in raisins.
- Plop spoonfuls onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (equal sizes). You will need to do more than one batch. I typically do 6-8 cookies per baking sheet depending on size.
- Pop in oven on middle rack.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, until bottom golden brown.
- Let cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes before transferring to cooling rack. They will be soft and you may think they are under cooked, but do not fret – they are perfect.
Have you tried these – what do you think?