Chewy whole wheat oatmeal cookies
Sometimes oatmeal cookies can get dry, especially when you’re using whole wheat. The secret to chewiness here is letting the raisins get a soaking in the eggs before going into the batter.
This recipe was tweaked from the original which appeared in the 1978 Colorado Cache Cookbook put out by the Junior League of Denver.
3 eggs, well beaten
1 cup raisins
*I use a combo of golden raisins, dried cranberries and regular raisins
1/2 teaspoon almond extract (or vanilla)
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups oatmeal
¾ cup chopped walnuts or almonds
- Lightly beat the eggs. Add the almond extract and the raisins. Let this mixture stand, covered, for one hour.
- In a large mixing bowl cream the sugars and butter together—whip until fluffy.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl combine all of your dry ingredients except the oatmeal and nuts.
- Add the dry ingredients to the whipped butter and combine well with the mixer.
- Stir in the raisin/egg combination with a wooden spoon.
The oatmeal is the last ingredient to be stirred in. I use regular, whole oatmeal and toss 1 cup into the batter. With the other cup, I pulse it in the food processor to mince the oatmeal. (I also add 1 Tablespoon or more of ground flax seed to the oatmeal for a health boost.)
After your oatmeal is mixed well into the batter, add your chopped nuts.
- Place the dough into the refrigerator for at least an hour before baking.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and cook on an ungreased cookie sheet for 10 to 12 minutes or until slightly golden brown.
- Tweets that mention Chewy whole wheat oatmeal cookies « My Kids Eat Squid — Topsy.com
- Why aren’t you using…almond extract? « My Kids Eat Squid
- Atkins Diet Recipes: Low Carb Chewy Candy Bar | Gluten free recipes
- Cookie Class Blog
- Kashi TLC Cookies, Oatmeal Dark Chocolate, 8.5-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 3) :: Frys Grocery
- Chewy Chocolate Cookies that are Gluten-Free & Flourless | Gluten free recipes
- Thick & Chewy Homemade Gluten Free Pizza | Recipe #1 | Gluten free recipes
- Do you really need it? Cast iron cookie pan « My Kids Eat Squid
- Atkins Diet Recipe: Low Carb Chewy Pecan Cookies | Gluten free recipes
- Buttermilk apple muffins « My Kids Eat Squid
- Sweetened vs. unsweetened coconut « My Kids Eat Squid
- Chewiest oatmeal cookies–with these 5 easy tips « My Kids Eat Squid
- 62 Kids Snack Ideas – The Taylor House
about 1 year ago - 7 comments
Holiday cookie time. Who’s ready to start baking? I wanted to make the richest, darkest cookies I could find. I aimed for a recipe like flourless cake that left all the flavor to the chocolate. This IS it. WARNING: These are dangerously chocolatey. You can roll the dough balls in powdered sugar for a hint More >
about 1 year ago - 2 comments
Should you be swapping out butter and other fats in recipes for coconut oil in the name of healthier sweets? I love the idea that you can instantly healthify cookies simply by mixing in coconut oil for butter. If only it were that simple. After reading about the benefits of coconut oil on Snack Girl More >
about 2 years ago - 5 comments
Just crisped on the outside, chewy on the inside–that’s what oatmeal cookies should taste like. After doing extensive research (grueling for my kids, as you might imagine), I’ve discovered a few easy tweaks you could use with your favorite oatmeal cookie recipe to make it even better. Toss the raisins. Instead of your standard More >
about 2 years ago - 3 comments
We made cookies for Santa over the weekend. Here’s the recipe for Chocolate Nutella Orange Pinwheels that Santa will be munching on tonight. As far as the mix for the “raindeer” I have no idea what my youngest tucked in the bag of “healthy treats” for Rudolph and company.
about 2 years ago - 4 comments
Sure gingerbread cookies are tasty, but why not add chocolate chips? Oh yeah. Digging around online, I found a recipe on Rachael Ray that tweaked a Joy the Baker recipe to do just that–marry chocolate and chewy gingerbread cookies. I put my own spin on these cookies by ditching the traditional dip in sugar and More >
about 3 years ago - 7 comments
For Easter I wanted to pass along a couple ideas I came up with while roaming through our neighborhood Italian shop, Alesci’s. Over the holidays, the bakery puts out their version of pupa cu l’ova, or basket cookies, a traditional Italian Easter treat. The idea behind the cookies is to bake an egg tucked into More >
about 3 years ago - 12 comments
Reading the description of chocolate yogurt loaf in Debbie Koenig’s Parents Need to Eat Too cookbook I was struck by two ideas: the recipe was inspired by New York City delis (as a former New Yorker I was intrigued) and it’s chocolatey goodness is hypnotic while still being dietlicious. I’m all for chocolate treats that More >
about 3 years ago - 10 comments
Muffins are my comfort food. So this week as the temperatures dipped into the teens and the snow finally came rolling in (it’s still a blur of white outside the window), I decided to play around with the ingredients of an apple muffin recipe I’ve had since high school. The original recipe calls for mixing More >
about 3 years ago - 11 comments
From simple cookies to rich cakes, here are some ideas to make your holidays a little sweeter. Cookies Viennese Cookies For all of the flavor of Linzer cookies without the work, try check out this version I came up with for Wandering Educators. 10-minute Fancy Cookies Make these beautiful cookies in minutes to give away More >
about 3 years ago - 11 comments
Instead of decorating the usual sugar cookies for Halloween–what about starting with a chocolate dough? I used this recipe to make my Harry Potter sorting hat cookies, but the intense chocolatey, workable dough is perfect for any kind of cookie cut-outs. I used my Halloween linzer cookie maker to craft my cookies. I’ve been packing More >