There are the people that love oatmeal raisin cookies. Then there are the people that love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. But is it possible for these two loves to join together and form one super cookie? I think it is.
When I travel, I like to bring along some sweets to munch on. For my latest journey I packed a bag of Reeses Pieces and bag of Raisinets. They feed you so much on international flights that I didn’t finish either bag (probably better for my waistline anyway!). When I finally started to settle in to the apartment and unpack my bags (including the pounds of baking supplies I bought at Costco) I came across the half full bag of Raisinets. That’s when the cookie idea crept into my mind.
I’m not sure a regular oatmeal cookie will ever taste quite the same again. The combination of sweet and subtly spicy cookie with the chocolate and raisin pieces was just like a flavor explosion in my mouth. A real win!
Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Raisinet Cookies
1/2 cup (1 stick or 4 ounces) butter, softened
2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup Raisinets or any brand chocolate covered raisins
1/4 cup chocolate chips
In a large bowl cream together the butter and brown sugar. Add the egg and vanilla and beat to combine. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Add the oats, Raisinets, and chocolate chips, stir to combine.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, then chill the dough for 30 minutes.
Scoop the dough with a cookie scoop and place 2-inches apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown. Leave the cookies on the sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack to cool the rest of the way.
*I cut the recipe in half but I’ve included the ingredient list for the whole amounts, because I think you’re going to want the extra cookies!
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen