Walnut Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

13 Apr 2014

Walnut Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Walnut Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


I am building up my cookie repertoire. One cookie recipe at a time.

Now I know there are some raising haters out there. I'm sure you could replace the raisins with some chocolate chips, dried cranberries, or leave them out all together, but for me, nothing beats a good old fashioned oatmeal raisin cookie.



Walnut Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


And this is why I think it's so weird that I have waited to long to make them! Because this, to me, is childhood.

When I was growing up, the only cookies that my mom would eat were variations of oatmeal cookies. Actually, that's a lie. It was only oatmeal raisin cookies, or just straight up oatmeal cookies. That's right folks. Someone who would turn down Oreos when offered to her. Crazy.


Walnut Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


And now, after I have been experimenting with all these crazy cookie flavors, like my chocolate chip oreo cookies, or my apple cranberry oatmeal cookies, I just wanted a no frills, oatmeal raisin cookie.

Well, maybe some frills.

I am always nervous when I try to make a plain cookie, so I'm always looking to stuff some more ingredients in it: this time, walnuts. But feel free to leave those out. I'm sure you are less crazy nervous about cookie making than I am.


Walnut Oatmeal Raisin Cookies



Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
printable recipe 

What you'll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, flours, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and eggs and mix well. Stir in the oat mixture and mix well.
  4. Stir in the raisins and walnuts.
  5. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then allow to cool completely on wire racks.





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31 comments:

  1. Mmm, you can't beat an oatmeal raisin cookie! I love that you added walnuts!

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  2. I think we may have had the same mom! GREG

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  3. Love these really delicious cookies!

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  4. Mmmmm, I'm on your mother on this one - I'd pick these over oreos anyday! They look scrumptious :D Cathleen strikes again, tsk tsk ;)Loving the addition of walnuts too, yum! x

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  5. I love a straight forward oatmeal raisin cookie and I eat walnuts all the time so this is a must try! Looking at your posts- you're a creative, talented baker:)

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  6. Hi Cathleen , never get tired of raisins in cookies , I use raisins in lots of dishes such as salads , cakes , sauces ... etc
    this is a winner my dear , thanks for sharing :)

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  7. Hello! I have a similar recipe but I don't make them with raisins - chocolate chips are my favourite! This looks like it would work really well with choc chips too!

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  8. Minus the raisins, these look great!

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  9. I`m always trying to build my cookie repertoire as well! And finding a good oatmeal raisin cookies should be on everyone`s list! I actually like the raisins!

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  10. After chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin would be 2nd on the list. The old favorites are the best as far as I'm concerned.

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  11. I love oatmeal cookies...and they're one of the few dishes in which I'll eat raisins without balking :) Yours look terrific!

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  12. Que elegante y maravillosas con pasas buena realizaciĆ³n,abrazos y Buena Pascua

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  13. Hi Cathleen, good looking oatmeal raisin cookie, sometimes you just want something tried and true. Lovely recipe!

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  14. Yum, cookies! I love cookies with oatmeal in them though that's not exactly the healthy way to eat oatmeal :)

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  15. I can't get enough oatmeal cookies! These look fabulous, Cathleen.

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  16. Nice, big and chewy! :) ela@GrayApron

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  17. I just love such cookies. Especially with milk!

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  18. That's what I call eating goodness....Love the cookies...these have got all of my favourite ingredients...

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  19. I feel like I put raisins in most of my cookies!

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  20. Oatmeal raisin cookies are the best! These look so thick and chewy. :)

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  21. hahaha I think we have the same mom. My mom LOVES oatmeal cookies with lots of raisins and walnuts. She would love me if I made her these. :P

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  22. What hearty and delicious cookies :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  23. Oatmeal raisin cookies are my favourite too, I would choose them over chocolate chip every time! And I LOVE walnuts in cookies, give such a nice crunch and subtle nuttiness. So yeah, I'm loving these :-)

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  24. My husband's favorite cookie. Delicious.

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  25. mhmmm this looks soooooo good i want some right now

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  26. Cathleen , you can never have too much cookie recipes ! I like these thick and moriesh cookies though I'm not too fond of raisins :D

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  27. I go back and forth on how I feel about raisins, but I've always loved them in cookies! Yum to these!

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  28. Some find it weird, but oatmeal cookies are my all time favorite! I can eat a bunch of these right away.

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  29. Oatmeal raisin cookies are actually one of my very favorite kinds of cookies. And you're right, you can never have too many great cookie recipes!

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  30. I'll admit I'm among the raisin haters. These look delicious, though, so I think I'll be OK to sub with chocolate chips (though I'm keeping the walnuts), like you suggested... or maybe half and half, since my mom also LOVES Oatmeal Raisin. Thanks! :)

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  31. I love this kind of cookie..I love baking cookies:)

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