Oatmeal raisin cookies (the best!)

April 14, 2015 at 10:35 am Leave a comment

I suspect there are two camps of people when it comes to favourite cookies: chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin. For me, it’s the latter, without question. Chewy, cinnamon-y, sweet. So yummy. Plus with all the health benefits of whole grains, raisins, walnuts they are far superior to chocolate chip. This is especially important when you need to justify eating just one more cookie….

Sliced oranges and a hot mug of rooibos tea are a perfect match for these cookies, especially on wet, blustery days like the one we had yesterday. Sunny days like today, well, those are perfect for walking off all the cookies you ate while it rained!

Oatmeal raisin cookies
Makes about 36 cookies

2 cups spelt flour (or a mix of 1.5 cups all-purpose flour and 1/2 cup whole wheat flour)
1 teaspoon of each: baking powder, baking soda and sea salt
2 teaspoons of each: cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger
1 cup unsalted butter (or margarine for vegan/dairy-free)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups rolled oats
1-1/2 cups raisins
3/4 cup coconut
3/4 cup walnuts

Combine flour, baking powder and soda, salt, and spices. In another bowl, mix butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture and then add oats, raisins, coconut and walnuts. Spoon onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper or silicon mats and bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown. It is better to underbake rather than overbake when it comes to cookies!

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