Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Scoop large portions of dough to get a big, soft, chewy oatmeal raisin cookie with a hint of cinnamon

Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal raisin cookies are some of my favorite cookies out there. I find myself choosing them over chocolate chip whenever I’m at work and there are cookies for a meeting. But when it comes to baking cookies, I always go for chocolate chip cookies.

Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I love how chewy oatmeal raisin cookies stay and the flavor combination of the oats, raisins, and the hint of cinnamon. When a coworker requested oatmeal raisin cookies for his birthday celebration, I was excited to force myself to bake these cookies at home.

Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

We have a nut allergy at work so I made half with walnuts and half without. And honestly, I can’t decide which version I like better. I always enjoy putting nuts in cookies for the extra texture. But I definitely don’t do it often enough. Note to self – add nuts to cookies more often.

Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

As usual, I made these cookies “hand-sized” by using my large muffin scoop to portion out the cookies. When Hubby found out I was baking these, he got really excited. He told me that oatmeal raisin is his all time favorite cookie. How we have lived together for over a decade without me knowing that is mind boggling… He said he didn’t want me to feel pressured to bake them just because he likes them. Weirdo.

Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Scoop large portions of dough to get a big, soft, chewy oatmeal raisin cookie with a hint of cinnamon

Yield: 1 dozen large cookies

Ingredients:

1/2 cup (1 stick, 4 oz, or 115 grams) butter, at room temp
2/3 cup (125 grams) light brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup (95 grams) flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
1 1/2 cups (120 grams) rolled oats
3/4 cup (120 grams) raisins
1/2 cup (65 grams) walnuts, chopped (optional)

Directions:

Cream butter, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla in a large bowl.

In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

Stir dry ingredients into butte/sugar mixture. Stir in the oats, raisins, and walnuts.

Chill the dough for an hour, up to overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degF. Using a large muffin scoop, portion dough onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat. Roll dough with your hand and flatten a little bit.

Bake for 13-15 minutes or until the edges are golden, but the centers look a bit underdone. Overbaking them will result in less chewy cookies.

Recipe from Smitten Kitchen

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7 Responses to “Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Bars”

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    Jenni @ Project Cookie 365 — July 1, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    AND just perfect for Canada Day!! 🙂 I love the colours, and they are cut PERFECTLY… I’m terrible at cutting bars.
    I wish I’d seen this a few days ago when I had fresh picked strawberries in my house! But a strawberry rhubarb pie will have to suffice 😉

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    Samantha & Erik — July 1, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    These are gorgeous! I remember seeing the blueberry ones that you did last year and they looked amazing, but I think you outdid youself this time!

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    Samantha & Erik — July 1, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    These are gorgeous! I remember seeing the blueberry ones that you did last year and they looked amazing, but I think you outdid youself this time!

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    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy — July 1, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    These look amazing! I would so love to have one of these now!

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    nutmegnanny — July 1, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    These look amazing! When you were talking about not being able to find cheesecake ice cream I immediately thought of Cold Stone. Good thing someone turned you on to that idea. It would have been a shame to think these bars could have not come to fruition 🙂

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    Cara — July 1, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    these sound incredible! Love the sound of the blondie-like sandwich layers. I am so sorry you had to make something you couldn’t enjoy though!

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    Memória — July 1, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    These bars look fantastic!!!! YUM!

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