Thursday, July 16, 2015

Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Raisin Cookies


This is another one of those recipes I've had since I was a little girl. It comes from my most trusted cookbook, Betty Crocker. The only thing I've changed was adding organic coconut sugar and coconut oil in place of refined white sugar and shortening. I took them to playgroup today when it was my turn to serve morning tea, and they were a hit. Like any great oatmeal cookie they are soft and chewy, and stay that way even a few days after baking.


A great tip for soft and chewy Oatmeal Cookies is to use old-fashioned oats or quick-cooking oats and not instant oats. Using instant oats can result in mushy or gummy cookies.


Let's Get It on

Prep: 15 Minutes    Bake: 10 Minutes   Makes: approximately 3 dozen cookies 

Ingredients

Wet:
2/3 cup coconut sugar (or caster/granulated white sugar)
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup softened butter (make sure you don't melt the butter or your cookies will go flat)
1/2 cup melted coconut oil (or shortening)
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla 

Dry: 
3 cups of *old-fashioned oats (see note in paragraph above)
1 cup plain/all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 - 1 1/2 cups of raisins and semi-sweet chocolate chips (tip: make sure you separate the raisins as much as possible before mixing into dough)


1. Heat the oven to 190C (375F) or 170C Fan Forced

2. In a large bowl, mix together wet ingredients. Use an electric mixer if you prefer. 


3. In another bowl mix together dry ingredients then stir into wet ingredients, adding the raisins and chocolate chips at the very end.


4. On an ungreased cookie sheet, drop tablespoonfuls of dough. I put them about 2 inches apart.


5. Bake for 10 minutes or until light brown, then move to a wire rack straight away to cool




Hope you enjoy this family favourite as much as we do! 

16 comments:

  1. Man, I wish we attended the same playgroup! You take cupcakes and delicious bikkies? We just get fruit. I'm going to have to talk to the coordinator about this.

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  2. They look absolutely divine - and the photos were literally making my mouth water. Will definitely be giving these a try. Thanks for sharing xx

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  3. Lucy @ Bake Play SmileJuly 16, 2015 at 9:56 PM

    You've definitely got the best of both worlds in those cookies! Mmm I really want one! Gorgeous photos too!

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  4. Looks great!
    I really shouldn't read these posts before breakfast ...

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  5. Yum! I could do with one of those now!

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  6. Kaz @ MeltingMomentsJuly 17, 2015 at 10:43 AM

    These look chunk full of goodness!

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  7. Oh yeah, lots of chunk! I wish I put in more raisins but I know some
    people hate them.

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  8. I can't stop thinking about them. Wish I had made more!

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  9. If my mother inlaw can eat pumpkin soup for breakie then why can't we have cookies!!!

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  10. Thank you Lucy! That's a huge compliment coming from you because your photos always look delectable!

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  11. Thanks Sarah! It's a good thing the weekend is approaching. More time to bake!

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  12. My playgroup directors have a thing about wanting to spoil the parents where they can. Hence why the sugary treats are there. They are mostly all retired too so they are always jumping in the watch the kids so we can chat. It's unreal.

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  13. These look fantastic! I have never substituted coconut oil in my baking...i'lll have to give it a try.

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  14. Yum! Thanks for the tip on soft chewy cookies. Mine always seem to turn out dry. :(

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  15. I LOVE soft and chewy cookies, there is nothing better! This looks like such a yummy recipe, can't wait to try it :)

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