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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Small Batch)

by on December 31, 2007 · 22 comments

Wait! Here’s one more thing before I take a little 2008 break.

This is an old oatmeal cookie recipe, but I scaled it down and added the metric weights. These were jumbo cookies, so I used jumbo sized raisins.

stack of oatmeal cookies

Small Batch Jumbo Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

3/4 cups all-purpose flour (94 grams)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda (2.5 ml)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (2.5 ml)
1/4 teaspoon salt (1.25 ml)
10 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened (142 grams)
6 tablespoons brown sugar (70 grams)
1/4 cup granulated sugar (50 grams)
1 egg white
1/2 teaspoon vanilla (2.5 ml)
1 1/2 cups oats old fashion oats (120 grams)
1/2 cup jumbo size raisins (80 grams)
1/2 cup toasted walnuts or pecans, chopped (optional) – (80 grams)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).

In a medium bowl, thoroughly stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg white and vanilla.

Stir in the flour mixture. When flour is absorbed, stir in oats, raisins and nuts (if using). Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls (ping pong ball size), spacing 3 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 11-13 minutes or until edges of cookies are golden. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely.

Makes about 14 cookies

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Published on December 31, 2007

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Laurelg1 December 31, 2007 at 4:59 pm

I recently used an oatmeal raisin recipe that called for soaking the raisins in the eggs that are called for in the recipe, along with the vanilla. It turned out wonderfully. I am not sure how that would be affected by only an egg white, but I will use this method anytime I do my oatmeal raisin cookies. *The recipe stated to slighly beat the eggs (it called for two) and add the vanilla, and let the raisins soak in the egg mixture for 1 and 1/2 hours. It also called for white chocolate chips to be added. It was fabulous…and my husband and oldest daughter said it is thier new favorite cookie!

JEP December 31, 2007 at 6:05 pm

When I saw you listed jumbo raisins, it reminded me of the Chilean black raisins I have been buying lately…they do taste better in the jumbo size!

Anna December 31, 2007 at 8:36 pm

Hi Laurel,

I can’t remember where I saw it, but I did run across the recipe you are referring to. In this case, there’s so little egg it probably isn’t worth trying. I’ll be interested to hear what you think of this recipe.

JEP, I love those Chilean raisins. They sell them in bulk at Central Market and I think, at Whole Foods. But the raisins I used were Sun Maid brand, which are not only jumbo, but assorted.

Janet January 1, 2008 at 7:09 am

Happy New Year to you and your family! Many thanks for a year full of wonderfully delicious recipes! I am looking forward to what you create this year….best wishes!

Danetta January 1, 2008 at 11:38 am

You have been such an inspiration over the last couple of months that I have been reading your blog. I hope you don’t mind but I tell everyone about your great site!

Sue January 1, 2008 at 1:53 pm

Dear Anna,

Happy New Year!! May the year be filled with health, happiness, and good food. You made an impact on the good food at our house in 2007. I’ll keep reading your blog in 2008.

Either today or tomorrow I’m going to try your Giant Cranberry Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, and I’m hoping to make the Masterpiece White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookies too. My daughter and friends will leave for AZ on Thursday, so I want to send along some yummy cookies for their long drive.

My daughter loves the King Arthur Flour Baking Cookbook that you recommended. I hope she studies more than she bakes during this last semester of college. :-)

Thanks for sharing through your blog!

Sue January 1, 2008 at 2:12 pm

Ha ha! I just read my comment, and did I ever blow the name of the Giant Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies!!!

Brenda January 1, 2008 at 2:31 pm

Happy New Year Anna! I’ve just gotten around to reading my January Family Circle and there you are as the Grand Prize winner in the Quick & Easy Blue Ribbon Recipes! Congratulations! Your recipe sounds great. I’ve already pulled the page out of the magazine and added it to my “to try” pile

Angie January 3, 2008 at 5:44 am

Hi Anna,

I want to thank you for all of the time and effort you put into this site…I have enjoyed checking in every day and I have found the best recipes to add to my recipe box!
I dont subscribe to Family Circle…would it be possible for you to post your Grand Prize winning recipe from the magazine…I would love to try it.
Thanks again and I wish you and your family a happy and healthy New Year!

Debra January 3, 2008 at 10:28 am

I was never a big oatmeal fan until more recently & your oatmeal cookies look quite delicious!

Hélène January 3, 2008 at 2:16 pm

“Bonne année” to you and your family. May this New Year bring you happiness, health and… more cookies!
These will be my next try, I love oatmeal!

Hendria January 3, 2008 at 5:36 pm

I am going to make these now….
Thanks for the recipe…they look great

Kevin January 3, 2008 at 9:18 pm

Those oatmeal and raisin cooking look really good!

Sue January 5, 2008 at 9:44 am

The Giant Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies were wonderful! I made them for my daughter’s looong car trip back to AZ and they were perfect for that. One of them is like a meal, and they’re not so sweet or rich that you regret eating the whole cookie!

Hope you’re having a nice break!! Thanks for sharing your great recipes!

Cuban Food Guy January 5, 2008 at 7:54 pm

Very nice recipe. As a sidenote, anyone know the email for Anna, the site owner? I can’t find one on this site.

Shanna January 5, 2008 at 8:50 pm

HI!!! We literally just saw you on Food TV on the Pillsbury Bake Off special! I had the computer up and decided to stop on by! I love to bake cookies and will check back often! :)

Shanna January 5, 2008 at 9:01 pm

OH HEY – CONGRATS!!!! (I obviously just saw the end of the program).

Shabby Miss Jenn January 5, 2008 at 10:22 pm

Hey Anna!

Just saw you on Food Network! Holy cow! Your recipe was awesome and so creative! CONGRATULATIONS! Hoooking up to your blog cuz I’m always neeeding good cookies for my kiddies!



Cakespy January 6, 2008 at 4:36 pm

Anna, I saw you on the food network too–you RULE! Bring on the new year, new cookies, and new projects! Love the small batch recipes. xoxo

Sorina January 7, 2008 at 7:18 am

What a beautiful photo – and the combination of flavors sounds so wonderful!

Hendria January 7, 2008 at 11:44 am

well…I did make these and they really really good…

Andrea September 27, 2011 at 10:11 am

Best oatmeal cookies ever !!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved the recipe especially the small batch this was perfect for me and my fam thanks

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