Snack bingeing and the desire to be healthy are our two main activities of any day. Having to lounge around home all day (let’s keep aside the pseudo office/ classroom we have created in home) it’s nearly impossible to quit the habit of break time snacking. This brings us to the idea of healthy oatmeal as cookies. You can use additional mix-in’s like chocolate chips, dried fruits and other candies to bring a twist to the traditional oatmeal cookie. The three characteristics I look for in oatmeal cookies? Slow bend, chewy goodness, and ultra soft. It is precisely what this oatmeal and raisin cookie recipe gives – a slightly crisp edge with a soft center and enough chew that it won’t immediately break when you bend it. Serve along a glass of milk or chai to enjoy a relaxing break midst of all the routines!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Chilling Time : 30mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Servings : 2 dozens
1. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
2. Beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar in a large mixer bowl over medium speed until smooth and creamy. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
3. Add milk and vanilla; mix until incorporated. Reduce speed to low and gradually beat in flour mixture until combined. Stir in oats and raisins until evenly distributed.
4. Use a small cookie scoop (1.5 to 2TBS) to measure out the oatmeal cookie dough. Roll each portion into a smooth ball and place on a cookie sheet or large plate. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes up to 2 days.
5. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
6. Place the cooled cookies balls evenly spaced, about 2 inches apart, on your prepared cookie sheet.
7. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until barely golden brown around the edges, but still soft in the middle. When you remove the cookies from the oven, they will still look doughy and that is okay they will continue to set as they cool.
8. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Try your favourite mix-in in place of raisins or try all your favourites together to get your own custom oatmeal cookie. Enjoy your breaks with a healthy treat!