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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13 Responses to “Pomegranate Cranberry Quinoa Salad”

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    Smitten Sugar — January 20, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I just made Quinoa for the first time myself this week. Love the addition of pomegranate. I will have to try it out!

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    Evan Thomas — January 20, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    I love quinoa! Never tried it with these ingredients. Great recipe!

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    Chelsea — January 20, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    I love quinoa, especially in breakfast form! Never had it with pomegranates, yay!

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    The Small Boston Kitchen — January 20, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Glad you liked! It’s one of my favorites. Also packages up really nicely for a healthy take-to-work lunch!

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — January 20, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    I adore quinoa because it is so healthy and so filling!

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    ErinsFoodFiles — January 20, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Yum yum yum! What a yummy looking quinoa dish! I love quinoa, so if you’re looking to find more quinoa recipes, feel free to browse my blog. 🙂

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    Sarah @ Semi-Sweet — January 20, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    I love the versatility of quinoa – once you start cooking with it, it’s hard to stop . . . we think it makes a great breakfast, too! Warmed with milk, fruit & a little maple syrup or agave? Energy for the day!

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    Nisrine|Dinners and Dreams — January 20, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    I love a good quinoa recipe. This one sounds worth a try.

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    Shannon — January 21, 2011 at 1:47 am

    LOVE quinoa and poms 🙂 this looks like a delicious way to enjoy both ingredients!!

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    Daisy — January 21, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    don’t worry, I am officially the last one.

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    Megan — January 21, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    I’m glad you tried it! I love quinoa. I think it’s second to Israeli couscous in my book. And pomegranates — love them. This sounds delicious!

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    kitchenmisfit — January 23, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    I am surprised by the chicken stock! It seems like it should be a sweet dish. I love quinoa and my husband does too!

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    Cheryl — January 24, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    I have been reading about quinoa the “superfood” and how good it is for us. I bought some awhile back but hadn’t used it so I decided to try your recipe. OMG! I love it! I didn’t have pomegranate seeds and instead of almonds I used toasted pecans and also added orange zest. I will be using quinoa a lot now. Thanks!

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