Oatmeal Raisinette Cookies

Oatmeal Raisinette Cookies

The other day, my school was on lockdown.

Yep, that scary thing that happens when a dangerous criminal is on the loose and everyone locks doors, closes blinds, covers door windows with a black sheet of construction paper, and waits in the dark for the all-clear signal.

I guess I’m supposed to be a reassuring presence to students in times like these, but I’m pretty short and harmless-looking. I also have the unfortunate habit of cracking jokes when I’m nervous. So in times of stress, I try to keep my mouth shut, my face calm, and my attention focused.

Oatmeal Raisinette Cookies

Life can get serious sometimes. Better to get back to my usual frivolity. And when I got home that day and kicked off my too-high-to-teach-in heels and indulged in a super primal scream just to release some tension, I also ate one of these cookies. Because cookies fix almost everything.

Oatmeal Raisinette Cookies

Hey, better cookies than crack, that’s what I always say! And these cookies are pretty special. They’re gluten-free and nobody knows they are. They’re too busy stuffing their mouths as fast as they can. Bless their hearts.

Oatmeal Raisinette Cookies

I’ve heard that in the South if you “bless her heart,” you’re actually insulting that person. I think that’s kind of funny, because when I say it, I’m expressing true appreciation. But I digress.

These cookies were baked so that Kenny would have something to eat at my daughter’s third birthday party yesterday (cake coming up later this week). He loves gluten, that man. It makes it so much harder that he can’t have it. So I invented these cookies so he’d never know the difference.

Oatmeal Rasinette Cookies

And for those of you who have the ongoing raisins or chocolate debate going on with oatmeal cookies, this settles it. Yes, I put chocolate chips in there along with the Raisinettes. I know I’m misspelling that, by the way. Why is there no “e” on the end of that word, as in “Rockettes?”

Oatmeal Raisinette Cookies

Okay, I know I’ve covered a bazillion topics in this post. Forgive me. My nerves were jangled up a bit the other day. I guess a lockdown will do that to most people. But I love my job every day. And that sentiment goes double for cookies!

 

Oatmeal Raisinette Cookies

Ingredients

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 and 1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup oat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chocolate chip
3.5 oz. box Raisinettes

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine the oats, oat flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix again. Gradually add the oat mixture, beating each time until the dry ingredients are fully incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips and Raisinettes.
  3. Chill the cookie dough for 30 minutes to an hour.
  4. When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or use a silicone baking sheet.
  5. Scoop the dough into 1 and 1/2-inch balls and place them on the cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges are beginning to crisp and the middle is mostly set. Do not overbake.
  6. Allow the cookies to cool and then remove with a spatula. Eat or store in an airtight container for up to one week. Don’t worry. They won’t last that long!
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Mir

I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 28 Comments

  1. Ami@NaiveCookCooks

    Gosh girl I hope you all were ok!! These cookies look dangerously delicious! I have always been a raisin hater in my food but looks like I just might have to try your version!
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    1. Mir

      Everything was fine at the end of the day, Ami! And I’m a raisin hater too, but when it’s couched in chocolate…yep!

  2. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    What a great idea to use rasinettes in these cookies, Mir! Sounds like the perfect oatmeal cookie!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Gayle! I should do this every time…but you know, baking bloggers have to switch it up constantly!

  3. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Your school was on lockdown?! that is so scary. . I’m sure the kids were freaked out? but yes, cookies and screaming. . a good way to release the tension. . glad everyone was safe!!
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    1. Mir

      The kids were so good, Alice, and everyone was safe. But it was definitely intense for a few hours!

  4. Jen @ Baked by an Introvert

    Okay, this is just genius. Some love chocolate chips in their oatmeal cookies and some like raisins so why not combine the two with a raisinette. Love it, Mir.
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Jen! I like compromises IF everyone is happy. I hope this is one of those times!

  5. Lily Lau

    I’d love to have these cookies for breakfast tomorrow, need to check if I have the ingredients! Thanks for sharing them with us 😀

    1. Mir

      Thanks, Lily! That’s how I like to do breakfast, too!

  6. Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks

    How scary that you had a lockdown! I’m glad everyone is ok. It sure is a good thing you had these cookies and a good scream! I love that you used raisinettes!
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    1. Mir

      Good screams are always the way to go, Rachelle. As long as I wait until the children aren’t there. 🙂 Thanks!

  7. Manali @ CookWithManali

    That sounds scary! I’m glad everything was fine in the end! And you are right you can never go wrong with cookies! Love these Mir!
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    1. Mir

      My grandmother used to say, “Scare me, but don’t hurt me.” I kind of like that philosophy, Manali!

  8. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    Haha cookies better than crack. And lockdowns scare me. I’ve only ever been through drills but I get all scared and can’t be because, well, adult in the room.
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    1. Mir

      They scare me, too. It’s hard to pretend to be the grownup! Definitely better than crack. I think. I’ve never tried it. 😉

  9. Danielle

    All I have to say is these cookies are just genius. No more debating chocolate or raisins in cookies, just eat them both! Love these, Mir.
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Danielle! I like to remove all points of contention from cookie eating!

  10. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    Yikes, having a lockdown sounds pretty awful, so glad everyone was okay. That would definitely be nerve wracking though! These cookies look amazing Mir! And raisinette doesn’t have an “e” on the end? Really? That seems wrong, I agree with you, it should!
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    1. Mir

      I know, right? Where is that E? It’s not okay! Thanks, Stacey!

  11. annie@ciaochowbambina.com

    Hubby and I took a little road trip recently and he picked up a bag of raisinettes for our travels..I hadn’t had them in the longest time – now here they are again! The raisinette gods are telling me something…These are awesome!
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    1. Mir

      It’s a sign, Annie! Bake something with them!

  12. Wendy

    Scary world we live in with schools needing lock down procedures. As if teachers weren’t underpaid and overworked already, lets add “Protectors of The Future of the World from Crazies” to the job of “Educating the Future of the World” ! (I taught elementary and my daughter teaches middle school special.) Sigh. NO QUESTION, the only current solution is oatmeal cookies. 🙂 They are my favorite type of cookie (as long as there are no tree nuts in them) and oats are somehow very comforting. I am so glad you reminded me about using Raisinettes in cookies! I made a recipe with them once which I loved and then promptly forgot all about them. I will definitely be giving your cookie a try. One can NEVER have too many oatmeal cookie options. 🙂
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    1. Mir

      It’s definitely a shame, and I go to work every day knowing that part of my job is to keep these kids safe. Your daughter feels the same way, I’m sure!
      No tree nuts for sure. I try to keep them out for my allergic colleagues! I love oatmeal, too!

  13. Heather - Butter & Burlap

    Oh my goodness – good thing you are ok! That would totally, completely freak me out. I would have had to eat that entire batch of cookies to recover. Cookies fix (almost) anything! Being a Southerner myself.. I had to “lol” about what you said on the “bless her heart” thing. It’s funny (and true)! You can say it in a “aww, I feel bad/poor thing” kind of way, or in a more insulting tone like you said. It all depends on the context, but I chuckled a little because it’s such a common phrase down here! Anyways – I think you’re a genius… putting the raisinette INTO the cookies?! Winning! Such a great idea, my mom will LOVE these cookies. Great recipe!

    1. Mir

      I’m so glad you do the “bless her heart” thing. I think it’s so funny!
      Hope your mom loves the cookies, Heather!

  14. mira

    Lockdown? It sounds scary, hope everyone is doing well Mir! And as I’ve said before- your recipes are so creative! Rasinette cookies? Such a great idea! They look amazing!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Mira. I love doing different things every time! Variety is the spice of my life, for sure.

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