Made this recipe recently, inspired by one I found online from Martha Stewart. This turned out pretty yummy and lasted several days at room temperature, sitting on the counter with a tea towel over it. I thought they tasted even better after a couple of days. Very easy to make, I used a mini ice cream scoop to make small ones and a regular ice cream scoop to make really big ones. Although next time I will press on them a bit because I thought they were a bit too thick. But whatever you prefer! These are great for lunches and snacks, and the raisins could be replaced by cranberries or chocolate chips. But since I tend to use chocolate chips in many other recipes, I thought I’d stick to the classic version here.
Yummy, nutritious snacks made with real, whole food for the kids’ lunches!
Chewy oatmeal raisin cookies (makes approx. 24 small or 12 large cookies)
- 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned, wheat-free, organic rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
- 1/2 cup organic flours: 1/4 cup rye, 1/4 cup whole-wheat pastry (for a gluten-free option, try buckwheat, chickpea, brown rice or almond flour)
- 1/2 cup organic raisins (option: mix 50/50 raisins + cranberries)
- 1/2 teaspoon natural baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon unrefined grey sea salt
- 1/4 cup organic salted butter, room temperature
- 3 Tbsp whole organic sugar (Sucanat)
- 3 Tbsp unbleached organic granulated sugar
- 1 large local, free-range, organic egg
- 1 teaspoon pure organic vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together oats, flour, raisins, baking soda, and salt; set aside. Using an electric mixer (or a wooden spoon), beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy, scraping down bowl as necessary. Add egg and vanilla; beat until combined. Gradually add oat mixture; beat just until combined.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls (or ice cream scoop), with space in between, onto two baking sheets. Bake until cookies are golden brown but still soft, 10 to 12 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Cool 5 minutes on sheets; transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.