Who doesn’t love a cookie for a snack? These old fashioned oatmeal raisin cookies are delicious. They’re soft and moist, just a little sweet and they hit the spot.
I quite often make oatmeal cookies and split the dough into two batches. I’ll make some with chocolate chips or M & M’s and the other half with raisins. That way, everyone’s happy – the chocolate lovers and the chocolate haters.
When you make these cookies with raisins, soak the raisins in hot water for 15 or 20 minutes before you add them to the cookies. The raisins will be much plumper and the cookies will be tender and tasty. But, if you’re in a hurry, just toss the raisins in and the cookies will still turn out fabulous.
I typically use a combination of quick oats and old fashioned oats. The quick oats mix in a little better, but having some old fashioned oats in the cookie shows that it’s a real oatmeal cookie.
OLD FASHIONED OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 cups oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
- 1 cup raisins
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cream the butter, applesauce and brown sugar together.
- Add the eggs and vanilla, beat until well combined.
- Add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt (if using). Mix until the dough is uniform.
- Add the oats and raisins. Mix until well combined.
- Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets (ungreased or lined with parchment paper).
- Bake for 8 – 10 minutes.
- Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheets for 1 minute.
- Place the cookies on a wire rack to finish cooling.