Oatmeal ‘Raisinet’ Cookies


by Oct 27th, 2010 // Desserts, Recipes

Oatmeal ‘Raisinet’ Cookies

Oatmeal Raisinet Cookies

My friend, Susan, eats chocolate covered raisins by the handful. I have witnessed this and it also comes up in conversation far more often than you’d imagine. Susan has figured out all the benefits of eating chocolate raisins including the fact that they are a good source of iron. Susan’s ‘health’ claim has inspired us to keep chocolate covered raisins in our own cabinet. Now we know why she can’t stop eating them. Susan!

Oatmeal Raisinet Cookies

We figured if the chocolate covered raisins were this good straight out of the package, they would be even better in a classic oatmeal raisin cookie. This is a pretty awesome way to dress up your oatmeal cookies!

Oatmeal Raisinet Cookies

We used Trader Joe’s chocolate covered raisins to make both a ‘healthier’ version and a classic version of oatmeal raisin cookies. My kid liked the healthier version better. Who knew?! Now for the recipe…

Oatmeal ‘Raisinet’ Cookie Recipe
Classic recipe is from Quaker Oats.

Prep Time: 15 mins  Cooking Time: 10 mins

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (healthier version 3/4 cup ap flour + 3/4 cup whole wheat flour)
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1 to 2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 sticks of butter (healthier version 1 stick + 1/2 cup applesauce)
1 cup packed brown sugar (healthier version 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup chocolate covered raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl whisk together flour(s), baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside. Use your electric mixer to cream butter and sugars until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and continue to mix. Add vanilla and mix again. Slowly spoon in four mixture. (If you are using applesauce, add it after you’ve mixed in all the flour mixture.) Stir in oats and raisins with rubber spatula or spoon. Drop teaspoon sized scoops onto a cookie sheet (we used a Silpat) and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Let cool for 1 or 2 minutes and transfer to a wire cooling rack. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Oatmeal Raisinet Cookies


9 Comments on “Oatmeal ‘Raisinet’ Cookies”

  1. 1.) Jacqueline
    October 27th, 2010

    So delicious I could eat the entire batch myself.

  2. 2.) Ailene C
    October 27th, 2010

    I love that you give "healthy" versions — I would never think of substituting applesauce for butter. Brilliant!

  3. 3.) tryityoumightlikeit
    October 27th, 2010

    Great idea! My son loves the yogurt covered raisins and these would work well too. Even to mix some of the yogurt covered and chocolate ones together would be fun.

  4. 4.) Mrs. Mordecai
    October 27th, 2010

    I love those things and whenever I buy them I eat far too many. You shouldn't have told me they were high in iron! I'm always low, and the last thing I need is an excuse to eat more.

  5. 5.) Lisa
    October 27th, 2010

    Is that bake time of 1-10 minutes right? Thanks.

  6. 6.) CookingWithMyKid
    October 27th, 2010

    Hi Lisa,
    Oops! Bake time of 8 to 10 mins.

  7. 7.) Nicole
    October 27th, 2010

    the PERFECT breakfast food. now that's how i like my oatmeal.

  8. 8.) Susan
    October 27th, 2010

    I would feel like Bill Cosby…"Iron – check. Calcium – check. Fiber – check. Mom is awesome, she gives us cookies that are wholesome!"

    (Bill's rhyme worked much better – "Dad is great, he gives us chocolate cake!" – but I tried!)

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