Friday, May 20, 2011

Crinkle top oatmeal raisin cookies

I haven't made cookies in a million years, and decided to today. I flipped through my Google Reader starred things and found this recipe. Ok, easy! These are interesting because instead of just sticking the raisins in the finished cookie dough, you run them through the food processor and make a paste. Then you beat them in with the eggs, and have super raisiny cookies. Mine were flat and crunchy and chewy all at the same time, but delicious. I like them. Which is good, because this recipe makes like, a billion cookies. Or five dozen, which is a billion in cookie terms. These might be even more delicious if they had mini chocolate chips in them. 

Crinkle top oatmeal raisin cookies
Adapted from this recipe

2 c raisins
2 c rice flour mix
1 c shortening
2 c sugar
2 eggs
2 c rolled oats
1 t baking soda
1/2 t xanthan gum
1 t salt
3/4 t cinnamon
more sugar for rolling cookies in

Preheat oven to 350. Combine raisins and 1/4 c rice flour mix in your food processor, and pulse until a paste forms. If your raisins are kind of old like mine were, add a teaspoon of water of juice.
In the bowl of your mixer, beat the shortening and sugar until fluffy, then add eggs. Beat until well combined, then mix in the raisin paste. In a medium bowl, mix together the rest of the flour mix, oats, xanthan gum, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Stir the dry ingredients into the shortening/raisin mix just until combined. Using wet hands or a small cookie scoop, roll dough into balls smaller than a ping pong ball and roll in a small bowl of granulated sugar. Place a dozen to a cookie sheet, and bake 13-15 minutes, until just set and starting to brown around the edges. Repeat with all the dough, then bring cookies to everyone you know, because you will have so many cookies.


  1. Anonymous9:51 PM

    Yummm! These look really good. I love oatmeal cookies, and these look especially good.


  2. butter instead of the shortening?

  3. These look like such a delicious treat!

  4. love the idea of the raisin paste- I don't like raisins in my oatmeal cookies, but at the same time I feel like something's missing without them. Genius!

  5. these look delish and i would love to make them for my husband but what does rice flour 'mix' mean? thanks! amanda

  6. Amanda, there's a link at the top of the page for info about flour mixes.

  7. I made these yesterday and they were GREAT! Crispy but soft and chewy, JUST the way cookies should be. I added the chocolate chips you recommended, and it really was a good idea :) THANK YOU! You saved my week :)