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These are AWESOME. First of all, DOUBLE it. Otherwise, they will disappear the first day you make them. I tried to make it somewhat healthier which USUALLY means "yuck". Not this time. Here's what I did: added chopped walnuts, added ground flax, used whole wheat flour, substituted about 1/4 of the butter for unsweetened applesauce, and added unsweetened coconut. I also didn't add any white sugar at all. I stuck with the amount called for in regards to brown sugar. They were still sweet enough. My new favorite cookie! YUM
One word to sum it up - DELICIOUS! Good ol' Starbucks never fails. And thanks to Chef amfox for posting! I only had golden raisins so omitted dark, and didn't use the extras for topping because it seemed enough to me. I just finished baking them (15minutes) and have already eaten 3! And I'm meant to be giving these away too. Photos don't do these cookies justice - you have to try them for yourself, they're worth it
These are very good. I substituted 1/4 cup of thin shredded carrots for raisins and taste very good. my kids loved them. You can't taste the carrots if you add them.
Awesome recipe!! They turned out just like Starbucks cookies. A couple tips that helped mine be moist 1) put one oven rack on the bottom and one on the top and bake your cookies for 6 min on each rack, starting with the bottom rack. 2) pull your cookies out while the center is still soft and kind of gooey...you might think they don't look done but they'll finish baking on the cookie sheet. Thanks for the awesome recipe :)
This recipe is very good. I added chopped dried apricots to get the cookie closer to the real Starbucks outrageous oatmeal cookie they are currently selling (8/2013). I thought these were a bit sweeter than the original and would decrease the sugars for my next batch. I would also cut the salt in 1/2. Finally, I would bake mine slightly less, as they were more crunchy than chewy. :) Nice cookie and I'm glad not to have to keep buying them...I'm addicted. :)
I don't normally eat the cookies I bake except to taste ... I must have eaten at least six of these! I didn't have any raisins so I increased the cranberries. I also reduced the sugars (both) and added dark chocolate chips. I did not top the cookies with cranberries. This is going to be added to my favorites. Mahalo for sharing this onolicious recipe!
This recipe creates cookies that are the same as in Starbuck's.
Yum! Great recipe, but double it. It doesn't make nearly enough.
This is a great recipe. It is definitely sweet, so if you like it a little more savory, cut down on the sugar!! I use only cranberries, and leave out the cinnamon (personal preference) and I use gluten-free flour blend for the flour. They come out WONDERFUL!!!
I made this today it taste like starbucks cookies, gooey and tasty!!!But I find it way too sweet, next time I'll cut down the sugar. Thanks for posting! :)