Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

This has been lying in my draft for quite some time. I made them even yesterday and thought it's high time I brought it to you.  This is one cookie that my entire family loves and keep asking for. I have baked it several times and it never lasts for more than 3-4 days.  If you haven't tried this yet, I assure you that you and your family will love them, even if they hate oats, just like my hubby.




Ingredients:

Oats- 3 cups
Flour- 1 1/3 cup
Salt- 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon- 1 tsp
Baking Soda- 3/4 tsp
Butter- 1/2 cup plus 6 tbsp/ 1 cup :-)
Brown sugar(packed)- 2/3 cup
Granulated white sugar- 1/3 cup
Eggs- 2
Pure Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
Raisins- 1 cup
Walnuts chopped (optional)- 2/3 cup


Method:

1.Preheat the oven at 350 degree F.Whisk together Oats, flour,cinnamon and baking soda in a large mixing bowl.
2.Beat the butter (at room temp) and sugar welluntil it is soft.
3.Add the eggs and mix well, followed by vanilla extract. Beat well to mix in everything.
4.Fold in the wet mixture into the dry one, alternating with raisins and walnuts (if adding any) and spoon onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
5.Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the sides and bottom starts turning slight brown, and the top still looks like it is not done.
6.Cool on a wire rack, completely, before transferring to an airtight container.



Note:

1.Adapted from various internet recipes.
2.These are just perfect,crunchy on outside and chewy inside and yumm.
3.I have tried them with just brown sugar and with a combination of both brown and white. Both works fine.
4.Also have tried with 1 3/4 sticks of butter and 1 cup (2 sticks) of butter.It sure is better when you use 1 cup :-)
5.If you keep the dough in the refrigerator for some time, you will get thicker cookies. As any other cookie dough, this also spreads out a bit if the dough is not cold. (when I took this picture, I didn't have the patience to wait !)

Contributor: Namitha

60 comments:

  1. My family loves oats cookies too! I bet it wont last more than 3-4 hrs at my place if it looks so tempting like this one. Looks so perfect.

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  2. Only kind of cookies I really buy and eat from Starbucks. I love them if they are chewy Oatmeal and Raisin cookies. Looks delicious.

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  3. I love the oat cookies...these look great.

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  4. Love oats cookies..this looks perfect and delicious

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  5. Lovely oat cookies.I even made oat cookies at weekend and recipe is sitting in drafts.:)

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  6. My son should love this one, we both are not cookie person but this one is quiet tempting and crunchy!

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  7. Beautiful cookies! I like one that has a good recommendation!

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  8. Awesome! Wants me to run and bake some right away! Nice pics as usual.

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  9. Cute cookies Nami...None of us or our better halves are fan of oats..But urs looks very inviting and promising...''

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  10. luks perfect!!!

    mmm nattilu poyirunneda

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  11. looks very crunchy...thnx for the recipe...gr8!

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  12. Looks great and beautiful picture, this is my favorite too....

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  13. Namitha,
    Nice cookies, crunchy one i love oat meal and raisin cookies. Your is awesome.

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  14. beautiful looking cookies...superb pics!

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  15. Delicious crunchy cookies. Awesome photos!

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  16. They look gorgeous!I prefer making them at home than buying it out.Nice pic!

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  17. I agree with you on the magic of these cookies on the non-oats people too. These always work and yours have come out beautiful!

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  18. delicious looking cookies..wonderful click again.

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  19. healthwise- always good ..
    nice photos..perfectly done..crispy one..

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  20. My kids will gobble this in a minute. Lovely.

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  21. Crunchy cookies looks scrumptious..

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  22. Superb cookies Namitha...looks perfect and good :)

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  23. These look like the perfect otas raisin cookies to me!!


    Lovely!

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  24. Perfect looking cookies. I love to dip it in milk and have it.. just like the kids here..

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  25. You have absolutely delicious cookies and i know exactly what u mean when u say its there in the drafts;-))
    We had the Mango chutney yesterday and have to grind some moro too, will post about it too:-))
    thanxx a ton lods!!!
    And where are u based?
    have jus put up another super giveaway!!

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  26. Love the cookies. One of my favs...

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  27. lovely cookies..looks so perfect..

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  28. healthy cookies look perfect. nice click too

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  29. You know I don't baking cookies at home but I may appear so impolite to ask for some? Errrr....can I?

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  30. Namitha, the cookies look so moist but yet crispy and delicious! so picture perfect.

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  31. Been wanting to try these for a long time. Tx for sharing!

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  32. Cookies look very yummy!!! Just feel like grabbing it right away...slurrrp!!

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  33. Looks really crunchy, my kids would love these cookies!

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  34. I love oat cookies.. looks soooooooo yummy..

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  35. nice cookies and wonderful cookies!

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  36. I love the oatmeal raisin cookies... nice click!

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  37. Nice cookies and lovely click...

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  38. perfectly baked cookies. nice click too.

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  39. Looks very delicious. I love to see all the oat pieces there. I have to make this some day. Thanks for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

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  40. I was looking for some cookie recipe today....:D but eggless :D M sure I can try this one eggless... Nd they luk so nice :)

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  41. this remind me i have so long did not bake cookie for my kids, yours look so good !

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  42. Very nice cookies with usual perfect photography dear, very healthy cookie with oats.

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  43. i always try to incorporate oats in cokies. here is another super tasty recipe am gonna save for my next cookie preparation.

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  44. Oatmeal raisin cookies are my absolute favorite! These look delicious.

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  45. Oats and raisin combo cookies really new to me! Irresistible one for sure! Pass me some pls..;)

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  46. oh those cookies look amazing!

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  47. delicious looking cookies..wonderful click again

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  48. Beautiful pictures and the cookies look delicious.

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  49. Sweet and Chewy ,love these scrumptious cookies :D

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  50. I keep drooling whenever I visit here :D and these are cute cookies n gorgeous nami,wish you were my neighbour :)..

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  51. lovely cookies with lovely presentation....

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  52. Beautiful pics namitha, cookies looks yummy,love the combo, must surely try it..

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  53. I am drooling over your pics, Namitha. I will definitely try it out soon..Bookmarked :)

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