Anyone else obsessed with baking during this pandemic? Well silly question, based on the lack of flour, baking soda and yeast available, I would say everyone. Well I have sometimes followed the herd so of course I have been creating like crazy too. These soft and chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are the perfect “healthy” snack. Come’on folks they have raisins so hey have to be good for you right?
Oatmeal raisin Cookies are a slightly healthier version than ones with chocolate. What is your personal preference raisins or chocolate chips? I am on the chip wagon but Kent loves Raisin cookies. truth be told he wants Raisin cookies so he gets them all to himself. Never been a raisin fan but I don’t mind creating fun desserts for others.
Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Another delicious recipe in case you are running out of ideas during your Covid Baking Spree. These Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are an ever popular treat. Going to be totally frank I am not a fan of raisins, so i would substitute chocolate chips every time but everyone else likes the crinkly little treats. I prefer the Wine or grape version lol. Kent is a fan and every so often I do try and accommodate his taste buds.
Prep time is minimal, but then again most cookies should only take 10-15 minutes right? This one needs a little cooling off though, + 30 minutes to chill dough
and then your standard bake time: 8-10. You should get 24 cookies, which is perfect.
Ingredients You need for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Pretty standard ingredients and if you cannot find the Pumpkin Spice, I do have a homemade version you can try.
- unsalted butter, softened
- brown sugar
- granulated sugar
- real vanilla extract
- quick oats
- all-purpose flour
- pumpkin pie spice
- baking powder
- baking soda
Time for COOOKIES ( I just heard Cookie Monster)
Anyone else always think Cookie Monster when you start baking? That little Blue Guy wasa fav of mine. Maybe because I have always been a cookie addict. Anyway, lets get making shall we?
- Preheat oven to 375°F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpa baking mat. Set aside.
- Cream the butter with the brown and granulated sugar in a large mixing bowl.
- Add in eggs and vanilla, and mix on low speed to combine.
- In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients, and then add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix. Stir in raisins until combined.
- Cover and chill dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before baking.
- Divide the dough into 24 equal-sized balls. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet with 1-2 inches between balls of dough. Press balls down with the bottom of a glass.Tip: To keep the dough from sticking to the glass, wet the bottom of the glass before pressing down on the dough.
- Place in the pre-heated oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool for 10-15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
NOTE: Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough is Sticky
This oatmeal raisin cookie dough is sticky, so don’t be alarmed. The cookie dough needs to chill for about 30 minutes before baking. Be careful, no longer than 30 minutes chilling or the cookies will not flatten and spread in the over. The oats will begin to absorb all of the wonderful moisture from the eggs, butter, and sugar and won’t expand as they bake. Sticky dough is good dough!