Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

This is one of the best oatmeal cookie recipes in the world. I’m not exaggerating. It makes an incredible batch of cookies (and finally something not Egypt-related, eh?), and they never last long at my house.

Best part? It’s pretty healthy…for a cookie. :) The rolled oats included are double the amount of the flour, and you can substitute a lot of the fat for applesauce without sacrificing the taste.

The result is a chewy, delightful, lightly cinnamon-y, perfectly textured and perfectly tasing cookie. It’s surreal. I think I’m just gonna let the pictures do the rest of the talkin’. ;)

Make these today!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (adapted from allrecipe.com‘s Beth’s Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, with my slight modifications)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened (I decreased this to 4 tablespoons, but you should maybe try decreasing to 6 at first)
  • 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening (decreased this to 6 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 cup of applesauce (this is my addition for decreasing the butter and shortening)
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar (you can decrease this by a little to half)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves (didn’t try cloves, hence the “cinnamon” in the title instead of “spicy”)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats (I used old-fashioned oats)
  • 1 cup raisins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, butter flavored shortening, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Stir in the oats and raisins. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until light and golden. Do not overbake. Let them cool for 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheets to cool completely. Store in airtight container. Make sure you get some, because they don’t last long!
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17 Responses to Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

  1. Tine says:

    Hey!
    I also made some cookies today!
    Your cookies look chewy even moelleux inside.
    Are they! I really want to make a chewy cookie. Looking for a great recipe…

  2. Tanvi says:

    These look so healthy and chewy.I like the little raisins peeking out.I know what I m doing with the oats packet staring at me for a month now.

  3. Great recipe! I’ll probably use a whole cup of golden raisins as the darker ones don’t really suit me.

  4. oneordinaryday says:

    They do sound yummy – but I’d definitely have to omit those dreaded raisins. hehe I won’t allow the wrinkly little things to touch my baked goods!

  5. Faith says:

    Oatmeal cookies are one of my favorites and these sound like they have the perfect texture! The raisins look so good too, I love the mix of colors you used!

  6. Megan says:

    I love these! Oatmeal cookies are one of my absolute favorites. They are perfect anytime! :)

  7. That is really yummy and healthy cookies!

  8. Joanne says:

    How did you know that oatmeal raisin cookies are my favorite! These look SO GOOD.

  9. these cookies sounds so lovely:) i cant wait to try them.. thank you for sharing this with us and have a great day sweetie:)

  10. Juliana says:

    These oatmeal cookies looks delicious, and love the idea of using apple sauce…what a lovely treat! Great pictures as well :-)

  11. I LOVE that you have added applesauce to health them up a bit AND it looks like two kinds of raisins from your photos; golden and dark. YUM! Your photos are stunning as usual. Do you study photography! Hope you get alot of hits today from my link. My photo for today’s post made Food Gawker! :) Oh happy day!

    • Wow congratulations!! Do you get some kind of notification when your stuff gets featured or do you just check it daily?
      And thanks so much for the photography comment…I actually don’t study photography and have barely read my camera manual (I will soon!) but I get better with practice. Your photos are (obviously) gorgeous as well! :)

  12. Simply Life says:

    oh those cookies do look perfectly chewy and delicious!

  13. I LOVE oatmeal cookies…these look like cookie perfection! Thanks so much for sharing your link on our Facebook page!

    -Jamie
    My Baking Addiction

  14. This is my husband’s favorite cookie! These look fantastic.
    Have a wonderful weekend ahead.
    *kisses* HH

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