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Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

 

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are a timeless favourite!  They are delicious and healthy cookies featuring wholesome oats and raisins.  This recipe for Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies is exceptional as far as oatmeal raisin cookies go.  The cookies have a brown sugar and cinnamon flavour with just the right amount of sweetness.  They are teeming with oats and raisins and wonderfully chewy.  They are great to have as a snack on the go, as they are easily transportable and energy-boosting.

 

 

 

 

Tips for Making Perfect Cookies

 
  1. Cream the butter and sugar sufficiently:  Creaming the butter and sugar until lighter in colour and fluffy maximizes the amount of trapped air within the butterfat.  This increases the leavening of the cookies during baking, resulting in a lighter texture.
  2. Chill the dough overnight: Chilling the dough overnight allows the flavours to blend and the dough to firm up.  This will result in tastier cookies that have good height and won’t spread too much during baking.  
  3. Do not over-bake: Baking these cookies for too long will cause them to over-brown and become hard.  Remove the cookies from the oven as soon as they are baked and golden in colour.
  4. The size of the cookies will change the baking time: smaller cookies will have a shorter baking time while larger cookies will have a longer baking time.  The stated baking time of 12-15 minutes is for reference only.  Keep checking your cookies during baking to determine when they are done.  Baked cookies will be set on top and golden in colour.  

 

 

Recipe Q & A

 

Q:  Can I use quick oats instead of large flake oats in the cookie dough?

 A:  You cannot substitute large flake oats for quick oats in this recipe.  Quick oats will make the cookies tough and dry, instead of soft and chewy.  

 Q:  Why are my cookies hard?

 A:  The cookies can become hard if they are over-baked or if the dough is over-mixed after the flour has been added because of gluten development.  To avoid this, bake the cookies only until golden in colour, and mix the dough on low speed and only for a short time after the flour has been added.  

 Q:  The bottom of my cookies are getting too dark during baking.  How do I prevent this?

 A:  You can prevent cookies from becoming too dark on the bottom during baking by doubling up the baking pans.  This means placing the baking pan with your unbaked cookies on top of a baking sheet and then baking the cookies.  Doing this allows the heat to dissipate and be less intense at the bottom of the pan resulting in less browning.

 
 
 

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

 
Recipe By:          Blue Ribbon Eats

Servings:            ~36 cookies
Prep Time:         30 minutes
Baking Time:   ~14 minutes

 

 
 
INGREDIENTS

 

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

168g unsalted butter

1 cup + 3 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar

1 tablespoon honey

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 large egg

2 1/4 cups large-flake rolled oats

3/4 cup Thompson raisins

 

INSTRUCTIONS

 

  1. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat and place on top of another baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl add the flour, baking soda and cinnamon.  Mix until blended.
  3. In the bowl of a mixer add the butter, brown sugar and sea salt.  Mix on medium-high speed using a paddle attachment until fluffy and paler in colour.  Add the honey and mix until blended.  Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix just until blended.
  4. Turn the mixer off and add the flour mixture.  Mix on low speed just until blended.  Add the oats and raisins mix just until blended.
  5. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.  Roll the cold dough into 1 ½ inch balls and place on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat.  Press each dough ball down slightly so that it forms a disc shape.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 12-15 minutes or until the cookies are golden. 
  7.  Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for 3 minutes.  Using a small offset spatula transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool to room temperature.

 

Yields 36 cookies

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

30 minPrep Time

14 minCook Time

44 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

168g unsalted butter

1 cup + 3 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar

1 tablespoon honey

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 large egg

2 1/4 cups large-flake rolled oats

3/4 cup Thompson raisins

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat and place on top of another baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl add the flour, baking soda and cinnamon.  Mix until blended.
  3. In the bowl of a mixer add the butter, brown sugar and sea salt.  Mix on medium-high speed using a paddle attachment until fluffy and paler in colour.  Add the honey and mix until blended.  Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix just until blended.
  4. Turn the mixer off and add the flour mixture.  Mix on low speed just until blended.  Add the oats and raisins mix just until blended.
  5. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.  Roll the cold dough into 1 ½ inch balls and place on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat.  Press each dough ball down slightly so that it forms a disc shape.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 12-15 minutes or until the cookies are golden.  
  7. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for 3 minutes.  Using a small offset spatula transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool to room temperature.

Nutrition

Calories

3127 cal

Fat

151 g

Carbs

402 g

Protein

44 g
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