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Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

March/April 1994

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Full of oats, nuts and raisins, these chewy oatmeal raisin cookies can be enjoyed any day of the week.



READER'S COMMENT:
"I didnt add the cloves, doubled the cinnamon and added a little molasses. They are definitely soft and chewy (a big plus!). I also think they taste better the second day for whatever reason. "
Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Makes: About 4 dozen cookies

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, or pecans
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or coat with cooking spray.
  2. Spread rolled oats and nuts on an ungreased baking sheet and toast until lightly browned, 5 to 7 minutes; set aside.
  3. Combine raisins with water in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over low heat and cook until the raisins are plumped, about 10 minutes. Drain, discarding liquid, and set aside.
  4. Beat sugar, apple butter, eggs, oil and vanilla in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cloves into another bowl. Stir the flour mixture into the apple butter mixture with a spoon. Stir in the reserved oats, nuts and raisins; mix well.
  5. Drop the dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, about 2 inches apart, onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake, one sheet at a time, until lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer cookies to racks and let cool.

Nutrition

Per cookie: 103 calories; 2 g fat (0 g sat, 1 g mono); 9 mg cholesterol; 19 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 1 g fiber; 42 mg sodium; 62 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate, 1/2 fat


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Recipe Categories

Meal/Course
Snack
Dessert
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
1 hour or less
Servings
8 or more
Preparation/ Technique
Bake
Ethnic/Regional
American
Health & Diet Considerations
Diabetes appropriate
Low carbohydrate
Publication
March/April 1994
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