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.
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.
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
- 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
- Preheat the oven to 180*C
- In a mixing bowl, combine the flaxmeal, egg, brown sugar, honey and water.
- In a separate bowl, pour in the oats, flour, salt, and baking soda and mix well.
- 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.
- Spoon out some batter and roll into a ball. Place on to the cookie tray and repeat with the remaining batter
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the outer edges start to turn golden brown
- Allow to cool on a wire rack…if you can wait any longer 😉
- 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?