Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
These cookies are different from your regular raisin oatmeal cookies! These are made with chocolate covered raisins!! I made these today to go on this years cookie trays.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1⁄3 cup butter or 1⁄3 cup margarine
- 1⁄3 cup shortening
- 3⁄4 cup granulated sugar
- 3⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
- 1 cup chocolate-covered raisins (2 boxes of the movie size boxes)
- For oat flour: Put 1 cup rolled oats in food processor or blender. Cover and blend or process until oats turn into a powder. Transfer powder to a small bowl. If using a blender do 1/2 cup of the oats at a time. Set aside.
- Beat butter and shortening in a large mixing bowl with on electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar and baking soda; beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Beat in oat flour and all purpose flour. Stir in the 1 cup rolled oats, walnuts and chocolate-covered raisins.
- Drop dough by the well-rounded teaspoonful 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 350' oven for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Transfer to wire racks and cool.
These did not come out for me at all.
Made & reviewed for ZWT 4 - Kumquat's Kookin' Kaboodles! I chose this recipe for Day 4 of the Canadian Challenge. The ZWT is a great way to find hidden gems such as this one....these are one of the BEST cookies I've EVER eaten! The chocolate covered raisins are a clever (& delicious) touch. I used a mixture of chopped walnuts & pecans in these. I also used slightly less sugar - a little over 1/2 a cup & added a tiny touch of maple syrup. I decided to use a bit extra oats & a rounded tbsp of extra flour - the resulting cookies spread but not so much as to cause a problem. Thanks for an amazing cookie recipe :)
I made a half recipe exclusively for DH and he didn't hesitate to bestow 5 stars after sampling. Then he said "They sure are sweet! I won't be eating these as fast as usual" but he firmly stuck with 5 stars. If this man commented on over sweetness, I'd advise caution. As to my part of the review: I must say that these REALLY spread, fast and far. The dough mounds on the sheet started out at about 3/4 inch high and I ended up with pretty much one cookie of baking sheet size. I'd say to cut back on the butter/shortening or up the amount of flour. I took mine out at 8 mins and got crispy edges on very soft, chewy cookies, perfect! I omitted the nuts because DH isn't a nut fan. I used 2- 50g boxes of Raisinettes for 18 cookies and the chocolate didn't melt at all. Made for Photo Tag.