chewy oatmeal cookies with raisins and nuts

C’mon…I had you at chewy, right?

I like to fool myself into believing that the oats, raisins and nuts make these better-for-you cookies. I doubt that’s true but if it makes you feel better, I say go for it.

lola rugula chewy oatmeal cookies

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins and Nuts Recipe

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup raisins (or dried cranberries, or a mix of both)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (or nut of your choice)

Preheat oven to 350

In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt

In a separate bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla extract

Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix until well blended

Add oats, raisins and walnuts and mix again

Chill cookie mixture for one hour

Scoop by large spoonful onto a large, parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until they start to turn golden around the edges. The centers may look a little undercooked but that’s okay. Remove from oven and let cool on pan for 5 minute before transferring to a plate or wire cooling rack.

Not exactly health food but delicious nonetheless.

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