I’ve been craving some homemade cookies for a while so I decided to make some Oatmeal Raisin cookies last Friday morning! I like baking my own cookies because they don’t contain a bunch of preservatives like the ones in stores.
This recipe makes about 2 dozen cookies. Here’s to my first time making oatmeal raisin cookies from scratch!
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup organic cane sugar
3/4 cup light brown cane sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 cups rolled oats
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)
2. In large bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth
3. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until fluffy
4. Stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt
5. Gradually beat into butter mixture. Stir in oats and raisins. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
6. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown. Cool slightly, remove from sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
These cookies have a pretty bland taste at first but the more you eat it, the more the flavor becomes distinct. The ratio of flour to rolled oats was a drastic difference. In the beginning after mixing all the ingredients together, I kind of predicted that the oatmeal would overpower the flour. It’s alright, there’s always a next time! I also added about 1/4 cup more raisins than the recipe called for because I wanted a raisin to be in each bite. I lava raisins! The cinnamon flavor was something I could smell while it was still in the oven. Cinnamon and vanilla extract are the perfect flavorings because it really enhances the flavor in baked goods.
Using applesauce instead of butter is a healthier alternative, but it alters the texture of the cookie a little. Instead of being more smooth it was more bumpy, but that’s also because of the big amount of oats. It’s alright one day I will make the perfect healthy oatmeal raisin cookies! Practice makes perfect ^_^
Overall, this was a pretty good cookie and I would definitely make it again with some changes and swaps! I love oats.
BTW, after baking these cookies at my apartment, Brandon took me home & asked me to be his girlfriend. October 25, 2013 🙂