Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

When we first started SPC, way back when, I remem­ber a dear and trusted friend say­ing to me, “I love food blogs but I never quite believe that they get how hard it is for work­ing women because… they’re food blog­gers.” Now, of course plenty of food blog­gers have full time jobs on top of their cre­ative endeav­ours and a bazil­lion food blog­gers are par­ents, so no mat­ter what their work sta­tus, they’re busy. How­ever. It always stayed with me.

Laura and I have had the lux­ury of putting a lot of our time our own food blog over the past four years and not be in tra­di­tional jobs. So, even though we both feel run off our feet a lot of the time, home made food has been able to remain a top pri­or­ity. Cue the sound of screech­ing brakes! For the next cou­ple of months, I’m back in an office. All day. It’s fun and I’m excited to be work­ing on the project I’ve been hired on. And, whoa Nelly, do I see after two days into it, how freak­ing hard it is to keep up with the home made food production.

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Photo by Maya Vis­nyei

And it’s only made me feel more com­mit­ted to com­ing up with recipes to make life eas­ier for all of our read­ers and to think­ing through strate­gies for pulling it all together. Like… the Sun­day bake off. You know I love a good batch cook and this is my new Sun­day favourite. I’m going to bak­ing these chewy, healthy oat­meal raisin cook­ies on the reg­u­lar, to pack in school lunches, to tuck into knap­sacks as after-school snack and maybe even to take to work for myself. I found the base of this recipe — which I’ve changed a bit — over here. I love how it’s all made in one bowl, easy peasy. And it makes some amaz­ing lit­tle cook­ies, that aren’t too sweet. I would love to hear how all of you keep your head above water dur­ing the work week. We love to hear from you!

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup but­ter, soft­ened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp bak­ing pow­der
  • 1/2 tsp cin­na­mon
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup shred­ded unsweet­ened coconut

Method

Pre­heat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, whip together but­ter and sugar with an elec­tric mixer until you've got a light and super creamy mix­ture.

Add the egg and mix again.

Add the bak­ing pow­der, cin­na­mon and vanilla and give everything a stir to blend

Now stir in the flour and blend.

Add the oats, raisins and coconut and give it all a stir.

Use a dessert spoon to drop the bat­ter onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet.

Flat­ten the top of each cookie a bit before pop­ping in a hot oven and bak­ing for 15 min­utes.

They're going to seem too soft at that point, but they'll firm up as they cool

 

 

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