Better Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Better Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These cookies are packed with oats but ofter the perfect balance off chewy and soft without crumbling. By browning the butter first, you end up with a dough which has hints of toffee and caramel offset by the sweetness of raisins and salty zest of sea salt. A guaranteed crowd pleaser!
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Total: 25 min
  • Yields 20 cookies
Better Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Carbohydrate Counts

Carbs per serving (29g)

Carb calculations Weight Carbs
Dark brown sugar 144g (144g)
Sugar 96g (96g)
All purpose flour 124g (92g)
Old fashioned rolled oats 240g (176g)
Raisins 82g (66g)
Net Weight (574g)

* Provided for informational purposes only. Consult your doctor for insulin dosing advice.

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Melt butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Stir frequently until foaming subsides and butter has browned slightly, about 3 minutes.
  • Transfer melted butter to a large bowl.
  • 144g / ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • 96g / ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Add dark brown sugar, sugar, oil, cinnamon, and nutmeg to bowl with melted butter. Whisk until combined.
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Add eggs and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine.
  • 124g / 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Add flour, sea salt, and baking soda to bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • 240g / 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 82g / ½ cup raisins
  • Add old-fashioned oats and raisins to bowl. Using a spatula, stir to combine.
  • Using a 2 tablespoon measure, shape dough into 18 to 20 balls, dividing evenly between baking sheets. Run you hands under water briefly and while still wet, press down gently on dough balls to flatten into disks.
  • Bake at 375°F until lightly browned and centers are still soft but not wet, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on wire rack for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Using a spatula, transfer cookies to wire rack and let cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
From MakeBetterFood.com. . (http://makebetterfood.com/recipes/oatmeal-raisin-cookies/). Adapted from Cook's Illustrated.

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