Calling all cookie monsters…

by Khushboo on March 6, 2013

Heyyy there!

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Wanna come over? I have cookies!  Haha I’m kidding- I don’t really because the batch got wiped clean.  But I can offer you a recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with an all-star ingredient list including flaxmeal, oats, and other quote-on-quote superfoods.

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They’re inspired by one of my all-time favorite cookies: the Oatmeal Raisin cookie at the Starbucks in Taj, Colaba.  I’m sure the recipe used is generic across their stores but I can only vouch for that specific branch.  Funny story about this cookie: Remember a couple of weeks ago I ran a race while my friend Maneka ran a half-marathon?  After brunch, we went to Starbucks and ordered an oatmeal raisin cookie to share.  At the time, a Starbucks manager had flown in from Seattle to train the staff here.  After seeing our race bibs, she insisted on giving us 2 cookies on the house.  I believe her exact words were “Y’all just ran a race, heck I’d be wanting my own cookie if I spent the morning running a half marathon”…I didn’t have the heart to tell her that I only ran 6 km.

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Before I dole out the recipe, I’m going to preface it by saying don’t make them expecting a cookie like Ben’s, Millie’s, or Nestlé Toll House.  Those cookies are filled with butter and sugar…these are not.  However I will say that these cookies are healthy enough to justify eating more than one at a time but not so healthy that you question my credibility where cookies are concerned.  I made these for a few friends of mine and they all enjoyed ‘em…or at least I think they did ;)!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup wholewheat flour
  • 1 ½ cup oats
  • ½ cup flaxmeal
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180*C
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flaxmeal, egg, brown sugar, honey and water.
  3. In a separate bowl, pour in the oats, flour, salt, and baking soda and mix well.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and then the raisins, cinnamon and vanilla extract.  Mix the batter until all the ingredients are well combined.
  5. Spoon out some batter and roll into a ball.  Place on to the cookie tray and repeat with the remaining batter
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the outer edges start to turn golden brown
  7. Allow to cool on a wire rack…if you can wait any longer 😉

Notes

  • Keep an eye on them as they are baking to avoid cookies which are tough & overcooked
  • Next time I want to try subbing out the raisins for chocolate chips & shaved coconut

What’s your favorite kind of cookie?

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{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

Parita @ myinnershakti March 6, 2013 at 7:09 pm

I am 100% a cookie monster, especially when it comes to chocolate chip cookies! I wonder if I can sub the raisins out for chocolate chips with this recipe. What do you think?!

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Khushboo March 7, 2013 at 10:47 am

Oh I think you can definitely switch out the raisins for choc chips…a great idea in fact 🙂

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karina March 6, 2013 at 7:10 pm

These cookies look so good – gonna bookmark the recipe to make as soon as I start adding sugar back in my diet. Those starbucks cookies were delicious but I think my all time favorites have to be the spinneys choc chip.

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Khushboo March 7, 2013 at 10:47 am

Mmmm how could I forget Spinneys- NOM haahha ;)!

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles March 6, 2013 at 7:19 pm

a 6 km is totally worth a cookie. Hell, the first time I go out running again (it’s been a while – I don’t do cold or long distances on treadmills) I would totally follow it with a cookie.

Is it weird that I’ve never had a Starbucks cookie? Or any of their baked goods? I guess that’s what I get for being a non-coffee drinker, I’m never actually in a Starbucks.

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Khushboo March 7, 2013 at 10:48 am

Never had a Starbucks cookie? Don’t drink coffee? Never in Starbucks? Ah the blasphemy!! For your own pleasure, please try a Starbucks cookie ASAP :)!

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Allie March 6, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Oatmeal raisin cookies are my faaaavorite! And oh my gosh, YES, the Starbucks around here have absolutely amazing ones too, so maybe it is a generic recipe. If so, I want that recipe (to be alternated with your I’m sure MUCH healthier–but still tasty!–version ;D )

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Khushboo March 7, 2013 at 10:52 am

Oooh have you tried their chocolate chip cookies yet? Those are in a league of their own ;)!

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Allie March 7, 2013 at 6:28 pm

Ooo, I haven’t–I just automatically go for the oatmeal cookies, haha–but I think this means I now need to 😉

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Alex @ therunwithin March 6, 2013 at 8:30 pm

MM nothing like a classic cookie to make me drool!

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Khushboo March 7, 2013 at 10:52 am

You & me both 🙂

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Meghan @ After the Ivy League March 6, 2013 at 10:16 pm

Yum! These cookies look healthy enough to be considered breakfast 🙂

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Khushboo March 7, 2013 at 10:52 am

Haha breakfast of champions for that matter :)!

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Brittany March 6, 2013 at 11:34 pm

WHOOHOO Seattle!!! I wish I went with her and I could have met you and ate a cookie with you runners!! Free cookies make the day PERFECT! This recipe sounds delicious!

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Khushboo March 7, 2013 at 10:53 am

Come to Mumbai and I’ll give you a free cookie 😀

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dixya @ food, pleasure, and health March 7, 2013 at 2:47 am

i have a ginormous sweet tooth and it only gets bigger for cookies- choc chip & white choc macadamia are my fav. I love oatmeal ones as well. Its hard. very nice of her to give free cookies- heck ya! Would love to try them out sometime 🙂 i like how you are thinking about choc chips and coconuts!

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Khushboo March 7, 2013 at 10:54 am

Hahah it sure is hard trying to single out the best cookie…and ice cream flavor for that matter 🙂

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table March 7, 2013 at 9:40 am

I love ALL cookies… but right now I’ve got Tagalongs on the bring. Silly Girl Scouts. 😉

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Khushboo March 7, 2013 at 10:55 am

Believe it or not- I’ve never tried a Girl Scout cookie and I have no idea what a Tagalong is…I wish I were kidding :(!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table March 7, 2013 at 10:58 am

I was actually wondering that as I wrote that comment. It’s a shortbread cookie, filled with peanut butter and dipped in chocolate. Basically, it’s heaven.

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Khushboo March 7, 2013 at 11:04 am

Oh LAWD- part of me just died after reading that description…YUM!

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Sara @ Nourish and Flourish March 7, 2013 at 11:49 am

Completing ANY race–whether it be one mile or 26.2 miles–necessitates a *whole* cookie celebration. I’m sure glad that Starbucks manager agreed! I think it’s cute that she said “ya’all,” too; I bet you don’t hear silly American slang like that very often in India!

These cookies look and sound deeelicious. I love that they’re healthy without being too healthy. I’d never question your cookie credibility, Khushboo!

Hrmmm…favorite cookie? THAT is a tough question, my dear! I think I have two. Round cookie: peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip. Bar cookie: chocolate oat bars. Gah, now I want one of each! xoxo

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Khushboo March 7, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Hahah love the clarification between different types of cookies- both your favorites sound yum! And hearing the lady say “y’all” really made me smile- love American slang :)!

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Jess March 7, 2013 at 2:30 pm

I want to come over for cookies!!!

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Khushboo March 7, 2013 at 6:54 pm

You are most welcome :)!

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Allison @ Life's a Bowl March 7, 2013 at 4:21 pm

These remind me of individual baked oatmeal – cookies for breakfast? That sounds tasty! Crumbled on top of some Greek yogurt or dunked in milk… Yum 🙂 I love cinnamon raisin but I also love dark chocolate + coconut so both varieties sound good to me!

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Khushboo March 7, 2013 at 6:55 pm

Cookies and milk…is there anything better?

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Z @ kickingkilos March 7, 2013 at 6:13 pm

yummy! you sure are a whizz miss! 😉

PS– do you eat low carb?

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Khushboo March 7, 2013 at 6:55 pm

I love my carbs :)!

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl March 7, 2013 at 7:55 pm

I never used to be a fan of raisins until I adapted a healthier diet. But I have ALWAYS been a fan of oatmeal cookies. I would love to try making these :). My favorite cookies, however, are either frosted sugar cookies or peanut butter cookies. I LOVE PB :).

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Khushboo March 7, 2013 at 11:01 pm

Let me know if you ever make these- I’m sure you’d love ’em :)!

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P March 7, 2013 at 11:48 pm

I love chewy, fresh-from-the-oven cookies—especially ooey gooey chocolate chip cookies :)! Frosted sugar cookies are a fav of mine as well. That’s awesome that you were treated with a free cookie at Sbux :)!

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Khushboo March 8, 2013 at 10:54 am

Mmm fresh-from-the-oven cookies are heavenly…especially with a cold glass of milk ;)!

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Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets March 8, 2013 at 6:27 am

I love oatmeal cookies so I’m going to have to give this a whirl. Pinned them.

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Khushboo March 8, 2013 at 10:54 am

Hope you enjoy them!

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Tessa @ Amazing Asset March 8, 2013 at 6:47 am

Mmmmm cookies… you just cannot go wrong with errr any kind?! Haha that is not a very narrow answer though, so I will choose my top THREE, I can’t have just one favorite 😉
1) Molasses with sugar crystals on top
2) Classic Chocolate chip
3) Soft, oatmeal raisin, preferably warm out of the oven

Lovin the recipe too, I know I would enjoy this one based on those ingredients!!

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Khushboo March 8, 2013 at 10:56 am

Haha I couldn’t agree more- any kind of cookie is bound to be a winner :D!

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Honey What's Cooking March 8, 2013 at 7:49 am

hey, at least you ran 6 km.. that’s something, I would eat my own cookie for 6 km. haha. my favorite cookie.. gosh, chocolate chip cookie – soft, oatmeal raisin is like one of my favorites. your cookie looks great, definitely healthy! 🙂

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Khushboo March 8, 2013 at 10:57 am

Haha in that case, I kinda wanna run another 6 km :)!

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Shyamla Chattlani December 18, 2015 at 12:37 pm

Don’t know why this post just came up on my newfeed.. but glad it did. Recipe is yum.. think it will be a great for sameer without the honey

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Khushboo December 27, 2015 at 1:19 pm

Please make it for Samiboo :)!

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