Saturday, October 2, 2010
Oatmeal Chocolate-Chip Raisin Cookies
I am in love with these cookies. This will be my 2nd batch in less than a month. By using organic ingredients (if you can--I did on everything but the sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla) and using part wheat flour with fiber-rich oatmeal and raisins and memory-boosting cinnamon, these cookies are a pretty healthy dessert also! Great treat on a cool fall night! Enjoy!
1 Cup Butter, Softened
1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup White Sugar
3 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
3/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda
1 Tsp. Salt
2 Tsp. Cinnamon
2 1/2 Cups Quick-Cooking Oats
1 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 Cup Raisins
1. Preheat Oven to 325 degrees F.
2. In a large bowl (or your Kitchenaid mixer if you have one), cream together the butter and brown and white sugars until smooth and creamy. Beat the eggs in, one at a time, then add in the vanilla.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the whole-wheat and all-purpose flours with the baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. A half-cup at a time, slowly beat in to the mixture.
4. Stir in by hand the oats, chocolate chips, and raisins.
5. Drop by the heaping spoonful onto baking sheets about 2 inches apart.
6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Transfer to wire cooling rack and enjoy!
Makes between 3 and 4 dozen cookies (depending on how heaping your spoonfuls are)