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A Chewy, Can’t-Just-Eat-One, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe

Sometimes a healthy cookie just doesn’t measure up to the real deal. A few weeks ago I made “N’oatmeal Raisin Cookies” and I thought they were absolutely delicious – the verdict from my dessert loving friends and family: too healthy tasting. Since I am always subjecting my taste testers to healthy alternatives, even when they prefer the real deal, I figured it was time to treat them a little. These chewy, gigantic oatmeal raisin cookies did the trick – but don’t say I didn’t warn you when you can’t get your hand out of the cookie jar!

Chewy, Can’t-Just-Eat-One, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Recipe from: Little Bites of EverythingOatmeal Raisin CookiesIngredients

1 ¾ cup flour
½ tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp cinnamon
2 sticks butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 ½ cup rolled oats
1 ½ cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and mix using a fork.
In another larger bowl, beat (using an electric beater if you have one) the butter, vanilla, granulated sugar and brown sugar until combined.
Add in the eggs to the sugar and butter mixture and beat to combine.
Next add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients little by little while mixing.
Fold in the oats and then the raisins.
Make balls out of the dough, about 2 inches thick and place on baking sheet, about 4-6 at a time.
Lightly flatten each ball slightly and bake for about 10-11 minutes.
Leave the cookies on the baking sheet for about 10-12 minutes to finish cooking outside of the oven and then place on a cooling rack.
Serve and enjoy!

Happy [hearty] baking friends!
xo Lauren