This oatmeal raisin cookies recipe is a perfectly portioned treat when you really want one.
Oatmeal cookies are wonderful things. There is something just so homey and comforting about them. They soothe your tummy and remind you of warm kitchens of years gone by.
Unlike many of you, I did not grow up eating oatmeal cookies. They were never a staple of my childhood. Instead, I grew up with German confectionery my grandmother created and gourmet goodies my mother liked to bake. Not that I’m complaining…. I assure you… I’m not! But oatmeal cookies just never made it into my childhood collection of sweets.
However, I am quickly learning to appreciate these little bits of heaven. I can see why people serve them to kids and why for so many, they qualify as comfort food. It’s not a far leap from cookie to comfort with these little goodies.
While this recipe is not exactly like the traditional oatmeal cookie, I think the cashews really add a depth of flavor that is warm and wonderful.
HEALTHY COOKIE RECIPES:
OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES RECIPE:
Delicious oatmeal raisin cookies with a nutty twist! NOTE: If you cook the oats first to package directions, you will end up with a much softer cookie. If you use them raw and put them through the processor to chop them up a bit, you will end up with a denser, crispier cookie (pictured above).
- 2 cups raw cashews (chopped fine)
- 1 cup traditional oats (see note below)
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix together all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Spoon onto a cookie sheet.
Bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.