Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal is part of our everyday breakfast. We usually buy the old fashioned Quaker oats from Costco. The other day after transferring the contents of the bags to my cereal bins I flattened the box of oatmeal and placed it on the kitchen table to be taken to the recycling bin in the garage. My daughter happened to see the box while she was setting the table for breakfast and noticed this oatmeal raisin recipe. She asked if we could make the cookies. I told my husband to leave the flattened box indoors so we could use the recipe. Then I forgot all about it.


I was looking for something sweet to end the year and remembered the cookies. I fished out the box and since we had all the ingredients at home I made them right away. The original recipe was for 48 cookies and used two eggs. I wanted to make 12 and could not really use half an egg so I substituted the egg with applesauce. The next time I try them I will make 24 and use an egg.


I see a lot of substitution for butter in cookies. Some amount of saturated fat is needed by the body and I don't make cookies often so I used the amount called for.

You will need
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp. all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. cinnamon powder
a pinch salt
2 1/5 tbsp butter, softened
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp. brown sugar, packed
2 tbsp. applesauce
a few drops vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup Quaker old fashioned oats
1/4 cup raisins

Preheat 350 F. Sift flour into a bowl and combine with the baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Keep aside. In a separate bowl cream the softened butter. Add the brown sugar and beat until smooth. Add the applesauce and vanilla extract and beat again. Fold in the flour mixture. Now add the oats and raisins and mix until just combined.

Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop a tablespoon of batter about 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.


Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges start to brown.


Remove from the oven and allow to sit for a couple minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely before storing in an airtight container.


Enjoy!




This is my entry for day 14, the last day of the Bake-a-thon 2014


7 comments:

  1. Scrumptious they are, i can munch some anytime.

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  2. I just made some cookies with oats and I still have some with me, will surely make these Varada. I so agree on substitutes and don't really bother about not adding butter ..when it is portioned we hardly eat more than required..

    It was so wonderful doing this Bake-a-thon with you..bookmarked so many of yours, your bakes are always such pleasure to eye and make..thank you for all the efforts.

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  3. I avoid baking but whenever I do, most of the time I end up picking cookies and eat them all by myself. I like oat cookies. In cookies and cakes I don't really bother substituting butter with anything else.

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  4. We are a everything in moderation kind of a family, so I rarely use 'healthy' ingredients in baking :-)
    Those oatmeal raisin cookies look perfect and a sweet way to end the year.

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  5. Butter makes food better!!! :) i too have a bag of rolled oats in my pantry, these cookies looks scrumptious, may be will add some nuts/choco for my kiddos to munch on!!! :)

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  6. Scrumptious cookies and very tempting.

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  7. a classic cookie that never fails to please

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