I have been in quite the baking mode these days. This could be because of the change in weather/season, or maybe I have just wanted to bake. Who knows?! I love baking, so I am happy to do it. Emily loves baking as well, so I am more than happy to oblige her new love. With a new aversion to making baked goods from scratch and after the brownies I made were such a big success, I thought I would make cookies this time. Oatmeal chocolate covered raisin cookies to be exact!
Now you might be wondering about the “chocolate-covered raisin” part of the title of this post. Well … let me fill you in. Emily had a fundraiser for dance, and one of the items that we got from the fundraiser was chocolate-covered raisins. I had been watching a baking show on TV and saw someone make oatmeal raisin cookies with chocolate-covered raisins. I thought to myself … THAT IS GENIUS! Why have I never thought of that before???? So when it came time to make cookies, I thought I would make those cookies myself.
And that is just what I did!
I got the oatmeal cookies recipe from my Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book (14th Edition). Sorry, no secret family recipe here. I love this cookbook. My husband got it for me the first year we were dating. Every woman in his family has this cookbook. Of course, it became a favorite right away.
So here is there recipe …
Prep: 25 minutes
Bake: 8 minutes per batch
Oven: 375 degrees
Makes: about 48 Cookies
- 3/4 cup of butter, softened
- 1 cup of packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves (optional)
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 2 cups of rolled oats
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F(Fahrenheit). In a mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and if desired cinnamon and cloves. Beat until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl. Then, beat in eggs and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can. Stir in remaining flour. Stir in rolled oats.
- Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges are light brown. Cool on cookie sheet 1 minute. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.
Putting my own spin on it …
Now I did make a few modifications and adjustments to the recipe.
- This recipe calls for a few optional spices. In my version of it, I added cinnamon and nutmeg to mine. We didn’t have any cloves on hand.
- With most oatmeal cookie recipes, you’ll see people at raisins, chocolate chips, or butterscotch chips. I saw on a cooking show that someone used chocolate covered raisins in their recipe. So that is what I did.
- I will make a side note here … if they chocolate-covered raisins seem to be on the large size, cut them. I didn’t and I wished that I had.
Opinions of the Chocolate Covered Raisin Oatmeal Cookies …
- I couldn’t wait to see what my husband thought about these cookies. He loves oatmeal cookies. But when I asked him what he thought, he said he wasn’t a huge fan. He liked them, but he thought that the chocolate overpowered the raisins.
- My opinion of these cookies … LOVED THEM!!!!! I thought they were a perfect blend of oats, spices, chocolate, and raisins.
I loved this new spin on a classic recipe. Try it out and let me know what you think! Send me pictures, comments, emails … anything. I would love to know what you think of this delicious recipe.
While you’re checking out these delicious cookies, why not take a peek at some other wonderful dessert recipes on the blog.