Oatmeal and raisin cookies are delicious and super healthy. These are effortless to make and are a great breakfast and snack option. Make these cookies in advance and store them. These are perfect as go-to snacks.
Oatmeal and raisin cookies are among the classic cookie that is widely loved by children and adults alike. These cookies especially go well with a glass of fresh milk early in the morning. However, you can enjoy these any time of the day. You can add different nits to these cookies to make them crunchy and healthier.
Tips for chewy cookies
If you want the cookies to be chewy and soft, here are a few things you should keep in mind:
Place the dough in the refrigerator for an hour before baking.
Make sure you have even dough balls.
Don’t overbake these cookies. Take them out of the oven once the edges start getting the colour.
Use baking powder instead of baking soda.
Tips for crispy cookies
If you want the cookies to be crispy, here are a few things you should keep in mind:
Don’t place the dough in the refrigerator. Instead, bake the cookies as soon as the dough is ready.
Bake the cookies at a lower temperature, i.e., 325-degree F.
Bake the cookies for a longer time, i.e., 15 to 20 minutes.
Let them get a slightly darker colour.
Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies Recipe
Preparation time: 8 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Yield: 1 ½ dozen
1 ½ cups rolled oats
¾ cups all-purpose flour
¾ cups raisins
½ cup unsalted butter, softened, more for pans
2 ½ tbsp granulated sugar
½ cup dark brown sugar, packed
½ tbsp vanilla extract
a pinch cardamom powder
½ tsp cinnamon powder
½ tsp baking soda
a pinch salt
In a large mixing bowl, add butter and beat it using a hand beater until it is creamy.
Add white sugar and brown sugar and continue to beat for 2 minutes or until everything is well combined.
Next, add egg and vanilla extracts and continue to beat for a few seconds.
In a separate bowl, add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cinnamon and salt. Give it a quick whisk.
Add the dry mixture to the egg mixture and beat until everything is well combined.
Lastly, add rolled oats and raisins and mix well.
Prepare a baking tray by lining it with parchment paper.
Scoop a dough ball using an ice cream scooper and place them on the baking tray. Make sure you keep the balls two inches apart.
Place the baking tray in a preheated oven at 350-degree f for about 12 minutes or until the edges get a colour.
Take the baking tray out of the oven and let them sit for about 5 minutes.
Transfer the cookies to the wire rack and let them cool down.