What makes Oatmeal Raisin cookie the quintessential cookie ? The classic cookie ? ….. which appeals to young and old……Maybe because it is Chewy ? Crispy ? Delicately Sweet ? All of the above 🙂
We have attempted many a recipe and somehow never landed upon the perfect one, the one you want to call your own and probably even trademark it. Today was one such day. We hit upon the perfect recipe. We were jumping with joy, as if we discovered a treasure chest in our backyard ! Only more joyous.
What makes this recipe a ‘keeper’. It has plenty of rolled oats with whole wheat flour.
FIBER – check ☑
Next we add honey for sweetness – honey is a natural sweetener which comes with its own health benefits, full of antioxidants and helps with digestion.
HEALTHY – check ☑
The flavor profile selected for this cookie is ginger. Ginger again has a very earthy flavor and comes with its own list of medicinal properties helping with heart health, diabetes, cancer and so on and so forth.
Finally Raisins – raisins are dried grapes, which provide a boost of energy with just a handful and also a good source of iron. Make sure you pick the variety which does not have added sugar.
When you bite into this cookie, you first taste the chewy oats, by the second bite you get the warm ginger taste, then when you bite into a raisin, it explodes in your mouth with a sweet burst. By the end of the cookie, your mouth will be coated with the warmth of ginger and sweetness of raisins.
Every ingredient in this cookie is good for you …. so all that is expected is to indulge with no guilt !
Ingredients – Makes 18 3-inch diameter size cookies
Dry Ingredients –
- Rolled Oats 1 cup
- Whole Wheat Flour ¾ cup
- Baking Powder 1 ½ tsp
- Nutmeg (just a sprinkle)
Wet Ingredients –
- Olive oil 2 tbsp
- Honey ½ cup
- Shredded ginger 2 tbsp (go easy if u want less spicy)
- Raisins 1 cup
- Soak the raisins in 1 cup water and microwave for 1 minute, set aside.
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Take another mixing bowl and add olive oil, honey and ginger and mix to combine. You will see this mixture thicken a little. Squeeze the raisins and add. Reserve the raisin liquid for use later.
- Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients until fully combined.
- The mixture should be thick, if it seems too dry, add the raisin liquid and mix well.
- Put it in the refrigerator for 30 mins.
- Heat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a cookie baking tray with parchment paper.
- Drop large spoonful of oat mixture balls on the cookie sheet. Do not flatten, the heating process will make it spread evenly.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Turn off oven and leave inside for another 6 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let it cool on a rack.
Store in airtight containers with parchment paper separating the cookies.