Soft, Chewy and Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

Healthy, Chewy, Soft, and Easy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are an easy and healthy snack recipe that you can enjoy especially when they are soft and chewy. These cookies are made with fruit raisins and oats. You can use any type of oats – steel-cut oats, rolled oats, or quick oats to make oatmeal raisin cookies recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 and a half cup of Rolled Oats. You can use any type of oats for this raisin cookies recipe. I used rolled oats made by Millville. Others such as Quaker oats are good also.
  • 1/2 cup of All-purpose Flour. You can use gluten-free flour such as almond flour or cornflour
  • 1 cup of dried Fruit Raisins
  • 5 tbsp of Butter
  • 1/3 cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup of White Sugar
  • 1 Medium Egg
  • A tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of Cinnamon

Nutrition and Calories

1 serving size of oatmeal raisin cookies contains 120 calories, 5g of total fats, and 18g of total carbs. It also contains 2g of protein and 5mg of cholesterol. Other nutrients include sodium (125mg), vitamin A, calcium, and Iron.

How to Make Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

  1. Add your butter, brown sugar, and white sugar to a mixing bowl.
  2. Cream your butter by beating it with a hand mixer until it mixes with the sugar and becomes fluffy.
  3. Now add your egg and vanilla extract and mix again to combine.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix your dried ingredients together; add the baking soda, flour, oatmeal, and salt together.
  5. Mix the dried ingredients with a spatula and then bring them into the bowl with the butter mixture.
  6. Stir everything together to form a thick dough.
  7. Now add your mixed fruit raisins into the dough and mix to ensure it is even in the dough. You can first soak the fruit raisins in hot water to make them soft and swollen if that is what you want, or you can simply use them the way they are. Soaking them in water makes them retain some water even after baking; these type of oatmeal raisin cookies are chewy and softer than the ones made without soaking the raisins; the downside is that they don’t last long because of the presence of water compared to the ones made without soaking the mixed fruit raisins.
  8. Once you have a thick dough together with the raisins; use a scooping spoon to scoop the dough and line them up on a baking tray lined with baking paper. You can use an ice cream scoop or cookie scoop.
  9. Dip your hand or any flat spoon in water and press down on the lined dough in the baking tray so as to make them flat.
  10. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius and bake your oatmeal raisin cookies for 14 minutes or until they are brown.
  11. Your healthy oatmeal raisin cookies are ready. You can enjoy them with a cup of coffee or tea.