Every once in a while, I meet an impasse with choosing new recipes to share on this blog.
When this happens, I search and search for what to make next.
I look through my food magazines. My cookbooks. Other food blogs. Anywhere and Everywhere. Ugh.
I pester Dustin to think of something and, without fail, find a reason why not to make everything he suggests. As you can imagine, he loves it when I do that.
Eventually, just as I decide there will never ever be another recipe I’m interested in. Ever. I find something!
This time, I found these chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.
Tucked away safely in my “Not Yet On Blog” recipe binder was this tasty cookie recipe. Thankfully.
As soon as I saw it, I knew. Even the memory of these delicious, simple cookies brought a smile to my face.
To be honest, I’m not usually a big fan of oatmeal raisin cookies. But, with their crunchy exterior and soft, chewy oatmeal centers, even I can’t resist them. I hope you feel the same.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go figure out what to cook next.
These Oatmeal Raisin Cookies have a crunchy exterior and soft chewy center.
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups raisins
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients , and stir to combine.
Using two spoons, drop generous 2-tablespoon sized portions of dough onto the cookie sheets, separated by approx. 2 inches. The larger the cookie, the chewier it will be.
Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies start to turn golden brown. While the edges should be brown, the rest of the cookie should be very light in color and still moist so as not to over-bake. Remove from oven and let sit on cookie sheet for 1-2 minutes prior to transferring to cooling rack.