Dark Chocolate Raisinet Oatmeal Cookies

Dark Chocolate Raisinette Oatmeal Cookies

Raisins are one of those super-divisive foods that can bring out the passionate opinions in even the most placid of folks. See also: olives, cilantro, avocados, mushrooms.

I actually like all of these foods. Especially raisins. Those silly raisin-haters don’t know what they’re missing. A bowl of oatmeal is incomplete without ‘em, for instance. And Raisinets – chocolate-covered raisins? Yes, please. Okay, I’ll admit I don’t really like them (or much of anything) in my carrot cake, but I find plenty more places for them than not.

Like in these cookies, for instance.

Chocolate chips + oatmeal cookies are good. Raisins + oatmeal cookies are good. So I thought, how about chocolate-covered raisins in oatmeal cookies?

Also good, as it turns out. Really good. Especially when you use the dark chocolate Raisinets, but regular Raisinets do just fine too. They may even convert a few raisin-haters out there. You’d think that’s impossible, but I witnessed it in my own home when my guy requested another one of these. And another.

Now to get him to come around to avocados.

(Try these!)


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Dark Chocolate Raisinet Oatmeal Cookies

Adapted from Nestle
Yield: about 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 heaping cup dark chocolate Raisinets

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In the large bowl of a stand mixer afixed with the beater attachment or in a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar together until fluffy, about two to three minutes.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Add the vanilla and mix well.
  5. Place a sifter over the bowl and sift in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the oats. Mix until blended.
  6. Stir in the Raisinets.
  7. Place in rounded tablespoonfuls on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for about 8 minutes, until they look set and the edges begin to look golden.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool for about five minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool the rest of the way.

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7 Responses to “Dark Chocolate Raisinet Oatmeal Cookies”

  1. Mindy Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 7:20 AM #

    Oh YUM. Terrific idea.

  2. Choc Chip Uru Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 1:34 PM #

    Forget oat and raisin cookies, these are so much better :D
    Yum!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Strawberry Hot Fudge Choc Cobbler

  3. Kristina Friday, March 16, 2012 at 7:04 AM #

    Best idea.. ever! I get Raisinets every time I go to the movies, even when I was a kid they were one of my favorites :) I never even thought to try and put them in a cookie, yum! Love your cookies, this is such a fun recipe!

  4. Sam Friday, August 10, 2012 at 3:40 PM #

    Great recipe…too bad you stole it straight off the bag. The next time you make something, give credit where credit is due.

    Reply from Kare:

    Sam, I always give credit when I start from another recipe. Always. The recipe clearly states “adapted from Nestle,” though in this case I started with their Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie and tweaked from there. If this recipe is on bags of Raisinets, that’s news to me.

    Thanks for taking the time to comment, but next time please take a closer look at the recipe notes before you jump to conclusions and decide to make rude comments. That kind of crap can get really wearing on food bloggers who work so very hard on their sites, and usually receive very, very little in return.

  5. Denis Reaux Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 10:02 AM #

    I really love to eat chocolates specially dark chocolate because they taste sweet and special. ‘`,;*

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  6. Chante Drape Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 10:56 PM #

    Dark chocolates and milk chocolates are the best. .

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