I love to experiment with recipes to come up with a healthier yet still delicious version of my own. It's taken me a few years to perfect this one and now I'm sharing it with you! I've added as much oatmeal as I could without making them dry, as little sugar as I could without taking the "cookie" taste away, as little butter as possible without making TOO healthy and I've opted for 100% whole wheat flour instead of a mixture of white and whole wheat. Oh, and my son fully approves of this recipe and your kids will love it too! Pair these cookies with a glass of milk and cut up fruit for a healthy yet yummy snack.
The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe
Preheat oven to 325 (or 320 if your oven is really hot)
In a large bowl, beat the wet ingredients (eggs, sugar, vanilla and butter) together until smooth
In another large bowl, sift flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon until well blended.
Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and stir by hand until almost combined, then add raisins and stir until well blended
Spray cookie sheets or cover with parchment paper and drop spoonfulls of cookie dough about 2 inches apart on cookie sheets
Bake for 10-12 minutes until a very light golden color on around the edges, but still soft on the inside.
Allow to cool and transfer to a wire rack.
Makes about 5-6 dozen.
If you're looking for a healthier muffin recipe, check this one out.