My mom’s favorite cookie in the entire world is an Oatmeal raisin cookie. As a little girl, I couldn’t fully appreciate the beauty of such a cookie. Like seriously, who wants to eat oatmeal in a cookie? Obviously, tons of people and I didn’t jump on this bandwagon until I was much older. Now things are a little different.
I kept thinking about what would make an oatmeal raisin cookie appealing to me? As we are still in the neck of winter my palette is longing for flavors that make me warm and cozy on the inside. I love spices. I love adding spices to desserts. The melody of sugar and spice against the tongue are beautiful!
I started thinking about my days in culinary school and how our chefs would have “Clean out” days. These were days when we would take everything left in the coolers from the previous day’s classes and create something magical. I remember being intrigued by cardamom, cinnamon sticks, pink peppercorn, and anise! I remember how adding these spices to desserts gave an unexpected to kick.
Naturally, I began to play with oatmeal raisin recipes. Adding just a bit of spice to this already decadent cookie makes this cookie feel grown up in a way. Something my younger self probably would never enjoy, but my adult loves with a cup of coffee.
So check out this recipe I’ve been playing with and let me know how you feel about it? I’d love for you to tell me in the comments below. I’d even love for you to share your ideas on how we can take this cookie to the next level and perhaps I’ll make it and feature it on the blog!
- 8 oz butter
- 14 oz brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 8 oz pastry flour (can sub with AP flour)
- 7 oz oats
- 1.5 tsp. baking powder
- 2 tbsp. cinnamon
- 1 tbsp. allspice
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 6 oz raisins