Oatmeal cookies are my absolute favorite!
I developed this recipe over many trials and errors of oatmeal raisin cookies. My husband likes it spiced a certain way with a chewy raisin-filled texture, and my little ones love chocolate chips in their cookies. This cookie is the best for my family and quite delicious! I think you ought to give these a try when baking your next cookie.
Remember to chill your dough and use a cookie scoop or roll into balls to ensure you have a soft cookie. These cookies I have been known to hoard in the cabinet and eat when my little ones are napping ( if I feel like eating a dessert that day ) and my husband and children tend to ask for these quite often. If you don’t use all the dough. Roll into balls and stash in the freezer for a day when you want a warm cookie from the oven. Just remember they will need a couple more minutes on the time.
This version uses a favorite oatmeal cookie recipe with a few adaptions. It includes white chocolate, plenty of cinnamon and the fancier golden raisin for an upscale cookie that is nothing short of delicious!
For those of you following I have to mention that I am sorry for such a delayed recipe! It is not because I am not cooking it is just busy with three little ones and all the things to be done. I know every one is busy so there really is no excuse. I truly want to share what I am making in the kitchen that is a success of what my family enjoys and is healthy. For those of you who are new to the blog, I am trying to make healthy dishes- like whole grain, full of veggies and naturally sweetened recipes that taste delicious and that you would add to your own meal rotation. There is so many good blogs out there, but I hope to inspire a few in the kitchen to love their family and make good home cooked meals for them.
Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with white Chocolate and Raisins
1 1/4 cup old fashion oats
2/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour ( or all purpose )
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup raw sugar
1/2 cup organic brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 egg yolks
1 cup golden raisins
1 cup white chocolate
- In a medium bowl, whisk together oats, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- In a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together butter and the sugars on a medium speed until noticeably paler in color, about 5 minutes ( especially if using raw sugar ). Add the egg, egg yolks, and vanilla and beat until fluffy about 1 more minute. Reduce speed and stir in the dry ingredients until well blended. Stir in the raisins and white chocolate.
- Cover the bowl and let chill for at least one hour. When ready to bake. Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Use a cookie scoop or just drop the dough by tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheet space about 1 inch apart. ( The cookies will spread when baking ). Bake until golden about 15 minutes. We like ours not as crispy so I usually do 10 to 12 minutes. Let the cookies cool for about 5 minutes before using a spatula to remove form pan to cool completely.
Recipe Source: FaesBakery