Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


I like to think a cookie must be pretty darn good if you get requests for more of them less than a week later from the first time you baked them. I baked a batch of these Oatmeal Raisin cookies for John's neighbor who loaned me a hand ax. You see... I have one... for camping, you know for chopping fire wood. But I couldn't find it anywhere. So I walked across the street to visit Augie and to see if he had one. The man drives a Subaru... that in my mind means he must be a camper... and therefore has a hand ax on hand! I know I know stereotypes... anyway (I was right!) and when I baked the batch for him I put a few aside to bring over to John's parents (they love random baked goodies from me). Well this past weekend when I asked John's dad what he wanted for his birthday (which was yesterday) he said "some of those cookies you made last weekend!" So that's what he got. :)

Oh what's that? You want to know why I needed an ax? Well you see there was this massive bush that was overtaking part of John's house, we tag teamed it and he cut all the branches off and then I got to attack the base... I think I had a little too much fun with the ax since multiple people who where walking by stopped to say hello and see what I was up to :) I got a great arm workout too!


Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
makes 24 large cookies Recipe from gahhh can't remember the name of the cookbook and it's at John's I'll update to let you know!

Beat sugars and softened butter in a bowl.
1/2 cup white sugar (or use 1/2 cup splenda)
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tbs butter (softened)

Then add these and beat until incorporated:
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup apple sauce

In a separate bowl mix these:
1 cup whole wheat flour (she used AP flour)
1 tsp cinnamon (my addition)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
dash salt
3/4 cup plus 2 Tbs oats (old fashion kind)

Mix dry into wet until just barley incorporated. Then gently mix in:
1/2 cup raisins

Scoop onto a silicon lined baking sheet (2 inches apart these bad boys spread like crazy) and bake at 375 for about 10 minutes

21 chews:

Mags said...

Great minds must think alike. I made oatmeal cookies yesterday too! I wasn't quite as "good" as you were though... I added chocolate chips to mine instead of raisins.

Megan said...

Ha. Me too! I just made oatmeal cookies last night. I did half with butterscotch chips and chocolate chips and the other half with white chocolate chips and dried cranberries.

Cook's Illustrated Entertaining has a really good recipe.

Your cookies look delicious!!

Maria said...

Great healthy cookies! I love raisins too! I can't wait to try these!

Sunshine said...

These are my husband's favorite cookies of all time. Maybe I'll make some this weekend to send in his next care package. I can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks!

mm those do sound really delicious :D

Jeanne said...

Those cookies look really good. I love oatmeal raisin cookies! (Well... I love almost all cookies!) And good call on Subaru owners being campers. I bought mine with camping trips in mind. :)

Hannah said...

Mmm, a classic. These cookies remind me of curling up under the blankets during a summer rain storm as a kid, seeking comfort from the thunder... It's definitely been far too long since I've made them, and it's about time to remedy that! Yours look wonderful. :)

oatmeal raisin cookies are the best! i like how the ingredient list isn't too long!

We just baked a cake with applesauce instead of butter. We'll have to try this substitution more often, especially for cookies.

Yummy cookies! I love the healthy apple sauce substitution!

Karen said...

I'm a chocoholic, but I think oatmeal raisin cookies would be my hands down choice if I had to pick one sweet. Although I'd hesitate a bit over tiramisu...:-)

stephchows said...

Mags and Megan- too funny! I noticed a few other RSS feeds today were about oatmeal cookies! small world :)

Maria and Sunshine- these were a hit for sure! I'm sure you will love them! John's dad can't stop talking about them!

Peanut butter swirl- I've got a cookie set to go up tomorrow that I KNOW you will love :)

Jeanne- haha see I knew it wasn't just a stereotype! Hooray for campers!!

Hannah- sounds like good memories to me! Very easily vegan too :)

Amanda- these are def. a no fuss cookie!

Duo Dishes- awesome!! I'm so glad you tried it! It's amazing how well fruit purees work!!

5 star foodie- gotta love making them healthier :)

Karen- true enough! I think I have to agree exactly with you on that!

Anne said...

Ooh those look so yummy. Oatmeal Raisin cookies always remind me of my childhood. Thanks for the recipe

all ur photos look yummy! I <3 the photos though! everything looks really well done!

mmm I will definitely be trying this recipe. but I only have 1-minute oats. will it still work with those, or do I absolutely need to get the old-fashioned oats? thanks!

stephchows said...

anne- always happy to supply some nostalgia!

pretty robatic- thanks! I love taking pictures and hopefully keep getting better!

thefattyreader- good question... You might be able to get away with it... but the texture probably wont be the same. If the store isn't too far I'd say make a quick trip and pick up the old fashion kind :) plus there are tons of other uses for them in other recipes :) hope you like them!

Sophie said...

Yummie looking cookies: healthy too!

yum!

stephchows said...

anne- always happy to supply some nostalgia!

pretty robatic- thanks! I love taking pictures and hopefully keep getting better!

thefattyreader- good question... You might be able to get away with it... but the texture probably wont be the same. If the store isn't too far I'd say make a quick trip and pick up the old fashion kind :) plus there are tons of other uses for them in other recipes :) hope you like them!

all ur photos look yummy! I <3 the photos though! everything looks really well done!

Yummy cookies! I love the healthy apple sauce substitution!

Jeanne said...

Those cookies look really good. I love oatmeal raisin cookies! (Well... I love almost all cookies!) And good call on Subaru owners being campers. I bought mine with camping trips in mind. :)

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