Cran - Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

It has been raining ALL day today! I have ventured out of the house once and I feel no reason to go out again. I've been wanting to make oatmeal raison cookies and I figured, without much else to do today, why not make them. I decided to use half as much raisins as the recipe calls for and add in some craisins. The sweetness of the raisins mixed with the tartness of the craisins was the perfect combo!

Adapted from two peas and their pod

You Will Need:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup of raisins
  • 1/2 cup craisins

Here We Go:
  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth and creamy
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt
  • Add the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar mixture and blend until combined
  • Stir in the oats, raisins and craisins
  • Spoon a heaping tablespoon of dough into a round ball, leaving space between each cookie
  • Bake them for 10 to 12 minutes
  • Take them out when they are golden at the edges but still a little under baked in the middle
  • Let them sit on the hot baking sheet for five minutes before transferring them to cooling rack

Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies
Happy Feasting!


Karen said...

I made oatmeal cookies for the very first time last week! Where have I been? I'm hooked. Yours look great. The craisins must be yummy in these.

Kate said...

Karen, the craisins are such a great addition! I would love to know your oatmeal cookie recipe too!

Gina said...

Hi Kate! I love craisins, and my dad's favorite cookie is oatmeal raisin, I know he'd love these, I will have to make him some. Thanks for sharing them.

briarrose said...

Ooo....yummy mix of raisins and cranberries. Love it!

Kate said...

Gina and briarrose, these are awesome! You guys should definitely give them a whirl. Gina, my mom loves oatmeal raisin cookies too - I need to bring her some of these!