My husband called them biscotti cookies and was dunking them in his coffee. (By “each” I mean a batch without raisins or nuts and a batch without raisins but with nuts). Wonderful to connect Chef…, will be back. I love your your relaxed way of writing. Proceed as above. Thank you for the new favorite recipe! Also, I learned the apple in the brown sugar trick when I was a young girl. I really appreciate this post! What’s with all the raisin hating? The dough can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week, or frozen for up to two months. Thanks, Kelly. Godblessit. Delicious I tell you! These are beautiful, such a basic, pleasing cooking. And speaking of secrets, I did add one special touch to these cookies; about midway through cooking, when I rotate the baking sheet, I take a spatula and tap the tops of each cookie down to flatten it. Thank you! I’ve just come back from a trip to Brussels where I bought a box of the most divine chocolates, the fresh cream filled chocs are particularly good, especially the raspberry ones. It’s insane how much press she’s getting, Joanne is also featured in this month’s Food & Wine magazine for a fusion Thanksgiving meal. Toothier? Reply to this comment. The cookies come out much more even-looking… and chewy and delicious. They were wonderful and I’m now eager to try these. I haven’t ever eaten an oatmeal cookie that I didn’t like, but I tried this recipe and it was really, really delicious. Made in one bowl by hand and baked in only 10 minutes, these cookies aren’t just my Best-Ever Oatmeal Cookies because … Totally agree about the celebrity chef thing – I mean, scrubbing down and wearing a uniform is SO glam, man. Though I know that the elimination of them from the recipe no longer makes “oatmeal raisin cookies,” and simply “oatmeal cookies,” I wondered if the cooking time should be adjusted for (a) their elimination and (b) the addition of finely-chopped walnuts? I’ve had a couple of careers & some life experiences that sucked the life right out of me, and I am essentially in Paris because here is where life brought me to recuperate from those things. I want those amazing cookies! I actually just made your Oatmeal Raisin ice cream which was wonderful and went incredibly well with Apple Crisp made from the ton of apples I picked a week ago. Another great post. Servings  24   But now I wonder if there’s something going on chemistry-wise that would make a difference. And I’m still searching for the perfect recipe. Bake until cookies are … And whenever I have a question or problem about baking, I have vast network of fellow bakers that I can turn to. I liked the no fat biscuits but actually I love butter and wouldn’t mind leaving that in a recipe. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies With Molasses: Omit 2 tablespoons granulated sugar. That compacts the insides a bit and makes the cookies less-airy and more chewy, just the way I like my Oatmeal Cookies. Ashamed to tell you however, that it is my first visit to your blog. Drop the dough in big rounded tablespoonfuls onto the cookie sheet. A favorite thing for me to dip is a chocolate marbled fingerella (finger shaped madeleine) into Earl Grey tea!! Can not wait to try these cookies. Also tried the Oatmeal biscuits but I had to bake them for longer to make them more crunchy. Storage: Once cool, the cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days. Thanks for sharing! Thanks again, David. It’s truly fabulous, I’ve never had anything there that’s anything less than perfect. Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until cookies have spread and are golden brown and soft to the touch. Join Healthy for Good™ and get our Taste of the Holidays digital recipe booklet. No cookie you can buy at the store compares to the flavor and chewy texture of a warm homemade Oatmeal cookie. As mentioned, we will be using oatmeal (rolled oats) in this recipe. I feel all warm and cozy now and among the things I will bake today – I will now include this recipe. Easy peazy. Sheesh!! I like making these yummy cookies in big batches. What’s not to love? Cate: You could soak raisins although I’d be concerned about adding too much moisture, so if you did, I’d be sure to squeeze out as much of it as possible before adding to the batter. I enjoy reading about your life there now. I totally agree on him that the perfect way to eat cookies is by dunking it first on a hot tea of coffee. It was a little too much for me. Saturday: 9AM - 5PM CST Love your blog, thanks! Hubby and my son approve as well Not just for the sandwiches (which are insanely addicting) but I am sometimes prone to dreaming about berry bread puddings or sticky buns. Oh, it is DEFINITELY better. My favorite cookies! Since I just made some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies this past weekend, I figured now would be a good time to start! If you Google “vegan baking” there are a ton of good ideas for substitutions on vegan sites around the ‘net! 53 Comments on "Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies No Butter" Cookie craver. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg with vanilla, melted butter, and coconut oil. Thanks for the heartwarming post. I read somewhere on your blog about traditional French food (Bistro type) being difficult to find and I can’t remember whether you mentioned Le Troquet, 21 rue I’m crossing my fingers that whatever this is shall pass, eventually, in my life. An oatmeal raisin cookie is a type of drop cookie distinguished by an oatmeal-based dough with raisins mixed throughout. Wonderful description of bakers at the beginning of the post — I was totally captive with your writing about them. The only reason I can think of is that the butter available in Italy has a much higher fat content than in other places in the world, but even cutting back on butter hasn’t helped. Great description. These Oatmeal Raisin Cannabis Cookies are surprisingly easy to make. How cool is that cinnamon stick!? Thanks for sharing this, oatmeal and raisin – my favourite! Any ideas? But like the experience of elevating the good oatmeal cookie to sublime when dunked in strong, hot coffee, Tim Tams take on a whole new dimension when dunked. and re: your next batch, I’ve had excellent results with the dried sour cherry & white chocolate variation– especially nice with a little orange zest thrown in. I’ve been a dunker since I was little–I guess it’s the French side of me. I’m a normal Chinese girl, and I’m your fan ~ Bonne chance ~. Midway during baking, rotate the baking sheet and tap the tops of the cookies down somewhat firmly with a spatula to flatten the domes. One fellow said, with a big smile, “You are a good baker.” Oh the magic of cookies. but there is a market for good ol’ junk food too. It’s also funny you talk about the French people liking cute, delicate cookies (I agree!) There is something so comforting about making (and eating) so wholesome and satisfying a cookie. :). baking soda 1 tsp. Unauthorized use prohibited. preformed oatmeal raisin cookie dough. Add ½ teaspoon molasses along with the eggs and vanilla. when we arrived and apparently we visited quite a bit of Europe while we lived in France. Allrecipes has more than 80 trusted oatmeal raisin cookie recipes complete with ratings, reviews and baking tips. Onto the recipe, so simple, just remember to allow time to pre-soak the raisins or sultanas. Place dough by rounded spoonfuls on an ungreased cookie sheet or on parchment paper. I am new to soft homemade cookies but delighted to have finally stumbled across the right recipe and with a bit of experimenting I adapted this recipe: and made one batch with kirsch soaked cherries and dark chocolate chunks and one batch with cranberries and white chocolate chunks – both where divine so I thoroughly recommend it. She always says that everything is better with some espresso along side it. excellent address. They’re looking for the best & most balanced way to make a dish. Thanks, Dave! I was for a decade a line chef of sorts but now General Manager of some pretty cool function centres, still in the industry, still playing with food. : ). I’d like to think great minds think alike because I got up this morning and before work made a batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies (husband is NOT a fan of raisins). I’m going to go and make a cup right now. You could make this recipe with fewer carbs or sugar by using less raisins than the recommended one cup. It’s hard for me to visit here sometimes. It is rare I find a recipe better than my grandmothers, but I am going to give this one a shot! Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet. We ate there a couple of years ago and it was great Bistro food, desserts especially! And, all I had on hand was dark brown sugar, so I used that instead. Easy, but directly point to my heart. But when I did give the oversized cookie a dip, it transformed the whole cookie into something entirely different and the coffee somehow highlighted the butterscotch-like flavors of oats enveloped in a buttery-sweet dough. Even though she’s not part of our secret society, my friend Diane gave me this wonderfully spicy cinnamon from Vietnam that I used in these cookies, so probably I should to make her an honorary member, or at least our mascot. salt 1/2 tsp. Decided to try it out tonight. Some recipes call for chilling the dough before baking it so that the cookie dough does not flatten out too much. Add the raisins into the cookie dough mixture along with the rolled oats and mix them through using a spatula until they are well incorporated into the moist cookie dough. I so love to bake! I’m always so impressed with how creative your photos are. Instead of a plain chef, I should have been a pastry cook. Keep up the fabulous bakin’ and cookin’, David. I love this post. Thanks! Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets. They are in the oven now. I made 6 per batch and pushed down the dough to make them flat. I made that kind of cookie once, and all my friends loved it ~~ I totally agree with what you said about bakers. Because raisins are dry, they tend to absorb the liquid from baked goods, making desserts less moist. I live in Boston and love the cookies, breads, and brioche-based items at Flour. Mix all together well. Oh–they also sell a bag of bread ends from that day’s sandwich making for $1.50…from six loaves of bread, this will go far for sandwiches, making croutons, or just eating straight up (had some with homemade apple butter this morning for breakfast, yum). We pastry chefs do get a lot of approbation that eludes everyone else in the professional kitchen (except for executive chefs and/or restaurant owners), which is another nice perk of the job. I’ve been a dunker my entire life. I have a persnickety child who hates oatmeal cookies and can pick out the slightest “oatey taste” in things and she actually loves these cookies! Then, roll it into balls. Pretty smart. Dallas, TX 75231 Yuuuuummmm! against Bobby Flay on Throwdown. my husband is not a baker, this was probably the 3rd time he’d ever baked anything. David, I made these as written and they looked exactly as yours did in the pictures. Having been a baker most of my life, our network of bakers is a pretty close-knit group and I personally don’t know anyone who are competitive. Thanks for all the tips. I especially like the first picture of the post with its’ play of colours. I’ve never been able to duplicate them. I mean, most oatmeal cookie recipes look like granola bound together with a little batter. But yes, even on the cruise ships, the patissiers and bakers were always the ones who had time for us poor schlepps from the dining room. Set the rest of the raisins aside. As mentioned, we will be using oatmeal (rolled oats) in this recipe. (A food I thought was okay for me to eat and then I started having problems with ’em. François Bonvin 75015- 01 45 66 89 00. My husband keeps trying to coax me out of retirement from professional cooking but it’s just not going to happen! But I do love the writing here. Please note that this recipe is inspired by Pioneer Woman’s Oatmeal raisin cookies recipe with little variations. With the palm of your hand or a fork, lightly flatten each cookie. I sometimes wonder if I’m a repressed scientist. though i’m not a pastry chef, I’d be more than happy to be the provider of the BEST CINNAMON in the world to your elite group. They are really, really good with the addition of butterscotch chips. So, could you give us “the perfect scoop” on that, pretty-please??? I miss! Next time I’ll just crust them on top with some sugar crystals for that extra crunch. I live in Boston and I absolutely adore Flour. I’ve been to Flour, and I strongly urge any Bostonians here to check it out. These Oatmeal Raisin Cannabis Cookies are surprisingly easy to make. I never would have thought of taking photos of dunking cookies with the remains in a coffee cup. Sure, I had a great time cooking with friends and co-workers (well, most of them…), but the grueling hours and the physical labor involved is one of the main reasons that I’m permanently damaged, both physically and psychologically. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie … thanks for the extra (secret) tips. Do I even have to mention how delicious those cookies look? Print Recipe. These Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Joanne says, are “…as basic as it gets” and I’d have to agree. (This makes them plumper). I love your tip about tapping the top of the cookie duning baking. Who cares about "fussy showstoppers" when this delicious thing is what we want to eat? Bake the cookies for 20 to 22 minutes, until they just start to turn brown across the top, but do not overbake. There’s so much about your blog posts that I look forward to which why you’re so popular. Add the raisins, mixing just until combined. I can definitely attest to the sour cherry addition being amazing. :). Gina: I wish! Where does one locate real pecans? What a great post. Gently fold in the oats, walnuts, and raisins. I’ve been lucky enough to bump into these people in SF as I eat around for my blog (like Steve, the Gobba Gobba Hey guy), and maybe one day, I’ll be lucky enough to ditch my Ivy League degree for food, too. I will definitely try these cookies and add her book to my collection. I loved the happy face coffee cup, après dipping! I’ve got some malted barley flour in the freezer that I’ve really been wanting to do something with, and am wondering if you have any suggestions? I have made them several times and they’ve always been a hit. I think most pastry chefs are less coarse than regular chefs. I’m doubling the raisins in protest. Deepa. Tip: Be sure to take the extra step to soak the raisins before folding them into the batter. That’s a big cookie. Thanks for this recipe, David. But when I was a child I dunk it on a hot fresh milk before eating and my kids love that one. So would adding some really great dried espresso powder add anything if one doesn’t drink too much coffee? Mix in chips, oatmeal, and raisins with a wooden spoon. Mix shortening, sugars, and eggs; then add flour, soda, salt, and vanilla. Thank you for making life “sweet”…, david, However, I’ve read Kitchen Confidential and, hey, I suspect this sentence is entirely truthful. Yes, we are weird special because we make the birthday cakes for the staff, we send out extra treats to customers when the meal had some glitches (ie: someone else screwed up), we bandage up new busboys who cut themselves with the very sharp bread knives, and most of all, we listen to everyone in the restaurant, waiters and cooks, stopping by and telling us all their problems. It’s sugar I’d like to cut down on ……… hopefully one day you might come up with a low sugar biscuit or cake. Not being a dunker (but being a skeptic, which makes me a little French), I wasn’t so sure. I tasted the dough and it’s amazing (and addictive)!! [email protected]: Oh, I’m so with you about the raisins! I like dark better (as I like B grade maple syrup better) because it just seems to have more flavor and depth. And then maybe make the cookies for Paris Paul later on. Contact Us How coincidental that your post contains an oatmeal cookie recipe. I live in Boston and frequent the one in Fort Point. Chewy, buttery, and sweet. This will be my oatmeal raisin/chocolate chip recipe from now on. Sift together dry ingredients. But yeah – we’re weird. Call ahead early in the morning to have sticky buns set aside for you, for they go fast. I’ve just baked these cookies and for the first time, my cookies taste… soft chewy and delicious just like I imagined American cookies should be, I never seemed to get it right before soooo really…thank you. Makes me want to gnaw on it like a pencil! I followed a recipe in Baking Illustrated, and although I was soooo careful not to overbake them, they were still a little hard and crunchy. Thanks for the “tapping” tip midway through cooking, one I’ll use next time for sure! I love this little ode to bakers, David. 2) Flour is absolutely wonderful, for breakfast, lunch or at any time of the day for one of Joanne’s sublime sweets. I had to refer to another recipe to determine the number of eggs as you omitted them in the list of ingredients. I think I’ll have to give this one a try! My French BFF has requested I bring her Combos and Pop Tarts from the US. I imagine you make a lot of people happy. Make sure to use rolled oats and not quick oats. Mix one Chitin Powder with one Finishing Touch, add 15 Essence of Dawning, then bake. Making this oatmeal raisin cookie recipe couldn’t be easier. Let the dough rest for 20 minutes. I’m thinking maybe the dried fruit lends some moisture I missed out on when replacing raisins with the chocolate chips…. And thanks for the midway tip. Since I have to heat it, I would like to infuse a flavour into the syrup. Hours Thank you for finally speaking the truth about life in the kitchen. I bought it to add to oatmeal raisin cookies coincidentally, – to hopefully keep them moist a few days longer, -which did work by the way, -but it seems like I could be doing more with it. Because what he didn’t understand was the special position that bakers and pastry chefs have in the restaurant world. 3 cup Oatmeal; 1 1/2 cup All-purpose Flour; 50 g black raisins; 2 whole Eggs; 1 cup Salted Butter; 2 cup Brown Sugar ; 2 tsp. The recipe for No sugar added oatmeal and raisin cookies. plus, i’m certainly less messy and getting more consistent results! Cinnamon on steroids? Their soups are fantastic, the bread is delicious, and their sweets are just incredible. Filipinos are dunkers too! OMG, so yummy and moist! ©2021 American Heart Association, Inc. All rights reserved. Our family loves oatmeal cookies, but not raisins, so we always substitute something else, like chocolate chips and nuts. Your pics, your words are so clean. Stir raisins and juice into the butter mixture. Pets and Your Health / Healthy Bond for Life, Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine. Anyway, thanks awfully for all the experimenting you do and the great recipes you provide. It worked so well. Is there someone out there who might have had this experience and found a solution? Being a dunker myself, I can’t help myself to enjoy this idea. Of course unavailable here in Italy…good thing I carted some oats back from ny last trip….as always, thank you D! 5. Ingredients. I have a question for David, or anyone else who may have had similar experiences with flat cookies. 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