and other goodies, make for delicious oatmeal raisin cookies!
Cookies are like a staple in our house. If you have a serious sweet tooth, an ongoing love affair with pastries, and children, on top of that… I guess that’s to be expected. But as the saying goes, too much of a good thing can’t be good. With cookies, too much sugar and carbs are never good, especially for growing kids. So every once in a while I try to opt for the healthier, but still yummy (I hope), versions of food stuff I make. And I got inspired by Lynn of Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures. She posted a recipe for Raspberry Oatmeal Breakfast cookies and they looked really good.
So now, I’m rummaging around my kitchen and thankfully I found some ingredients I could work with. I don’t have raspberries or chocolate chips (sad, I know), but I did find raisins. I love raisins. So now here’s my Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe.
- 3 cups quick cooking oats
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup raisins
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven, typically it should be 350 degrees.
- Combine the oats, milk, brown sugar, baking powder, eggs, and salt. Stir with a whisk. Add butter and vanilla. Stir the batter again until well-mixed.
- Add the yummy raisins a few bits at a time. To make sure you don’t overmix, fold the batter as you add the raisins.
- In a cookie sheet, place portions of cookie batter in rows. I usually use 1/4 cup for this to get consistent cookie sizes. Slightly flatten each cookie portion.
- Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes.
Guard from kids until cool enough to be munched on. Haha. And serve with a glass of milk. (Cookies should always be consumed with milk, don’t you think? 😀 )
Disclaimer: I still don’t have my own camera, so the photos here are still not my own. But I’m crossing my fingers I’d be able to save some extra for one soon. ^_^