April 19, 2012

Chewy Oatmeal Raisinet Cookies



I've been eating a lot of oatmeal lately, trying to incorporate more fiber and whole grains into my diet.  Unfortunately, I hate oatmeal ... I hate the mushy type, that is.  So, I've been taking my oatmeal in the form of granola ... which I love.

Well, today I decided to take my oatmeal in the form of Oatmeal Raisinet Cookies. 

Hey, even if it's surrounded by brown sugar and Raisinets, it's still oatmeal!  It's still fiber and whole grains.  That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

Ohhhhhhh, and it's darn good oatmeal, too.

When you use Raisinets instead of just plain ol' raisins, you get all the tasty chewiness of raisins with the added bonus of a little chocolate.  And can't we all use a bonus of a little chocolate?  I think we can.  Oh, yes, I think we can.


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Chewy Oatmeal Raisinet Cookies
Source:  Adapted from our family oatmeal cookie recipe
Ingredients
3/4 c. shortening
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 c. water
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3 c. old-fashioned oats
1 c. Raisinets (chocolate covered raisins)


Directions
1.  Beat shortening, granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, and water until creamy.  Add flour, salt, and baking soda; mix until combined.  Gently stir in oats and then Raisinets.

2.  Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a baking sheet.

3.  Bake at 350 degrees for 11-12 minutes, or until golden brown and set on the edges but still doughy looking in the middle (the middles won't look done!).  Let cool on the baking sheet for about 2 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.

Note:  Bake as directed above for chewy cookies.  For crisper cookies, bake up to 15 minutes until middles are set and golden brown.

Enjoy!

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9 comments:

  1. Mmmm, that is dangerous that you just told me I could use raisinets in an oatmeal cookie recipe. At least there's still oatmeal in there. :)

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  2. I was looking through our link party and these caught my eye! They look amazing!!!! Thanks so much for linking up with Six Sisters!
    Kristen - One of the Sisters

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  3. I love raisinets! Never thought to add them to a cookie! Thanks so much for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday!

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  4. TERRIFIC IDEA! Love Raisinets, just never got them outside of a movie house.

    And terrific photos.

    Hope you are going to enter our Olive Oil cooking contest, you would do very well. Remember, prizes for best written, best photographed and best recipe, Deadline is today to enter

    Dave eRecipeCards.com

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  5. My kids love these candies! I always wanted to incorporate them into a cookie! Thank you for sharing! I am a new follower. Please come by and visit if you'd like.

    Warmest Regards,
    Annamaria

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  6. Genius idea! I love Raisinets! Stopping by from Grateful Belly's Linky.
    ~Amber
    dessertnowdinnerlater.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh, I totally agree. Oatmeal cookies are STILL oatmeal, and way better than the mushy packets. :)

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