Oatmeal-Choco Raisin Cookies

Okay so this is definitely part of the “all and no play” is a no go in my world recipe. I’ve never considered myself much of a baker because everything is so measured, but when I do bake, I make myself proud. This is definitely one of those proud moment recipes.

I also love to bake recipes that I don’t have to bring out all the equipment and it’s a simple hand-held beater, this too is that recipe. I’m so excited about this recipe that I think I’ll try to bake a new cookie once a week. Since I do like to experiment, expect some unexpected ingredients and some fabulous cookies. I’ll also try to make them as healthy as possible but I won’t make any promises. Just remember this when you eat indulgent food, “if you eat in moderation you can enjoy a little of everything”.

With that said, I have decided to add Nutrition to the recipes that seem high in calories so that it will make it easier, if on a diet, calculate if you should have one or more than one. I usually calculate nutrients for many of my meals since my sin is diabetic, so when I do, I will add to my blog post to give you all an estimate. ENJOY!

Ingredients – makes 36 cookies, depending on the size you choose to make them

*Butter – unsalted 12 tablespoons
*Sugar – granulated, 3/4 cup
*Brown Sugar – packed, 3/4 cup
*Eggs – 2 large
*Vanilla extract – 1 1/2 teaspoons
*Flour – all-purpose, 2 cups
*Baking soda – 1 teaspoon
*Salt – 1/2 teaspoon
*Oats – uncooked, 1 cup
*Chocolate chips – semi-sweet, 12 ounces
*Raisins – 1 cup

  • Turn the oven to 350 degrees
  • In a large bowl add the butter, softened (I placed the butter in the microwave for about 60 minutes, 15 minutes at a time) and the sugar and brown sugar and beat with a hand-held until creamy
  • Add the eggs and the vanilla and beat until well incorporated
  • In a separate bowl add the flour, oats, baking soda and salt and stir
  • Slowly add the dry mix to  the wet mix and beat with hand-held until fully incorporated
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and the raisins so the mix has plenty of chips and raisins
  • Bake on baking sheet lined with parchment paper on the middle rack for about 12 minutes until golden brown

Nutrients per cookie:
173 calories
7 grams of fat
2 grams of protein
26 grams of carbs (1.45 grams of fiber, 17.75 grams of sugar)

Tips: If you want to save on calories and carbs you can remove the chocolate chips or even half the chips and also the raisins. You can also make the cookies smaller and that will cut the calories per cookie and make more for another day.


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