The Perfect Oatmeal Raisin CookiesPosted: July 13, 2007 | |
I used to have a Quaker Oatmeal recipe booklet. My sister had given it to me years ago after requesting two free copies from Quaker. (This was back in the day when we didn’t browse recipes online.) As I wasn’t a huge oatmeal fan, I only ever used the oatmeal raisin cookie recipe. Every time I baked the cookies, I “modified” them by throwing in chocolate chips. That made the cookies bearable for my non-oatmeal-loving-chocoholic self.
Sadly, I trashed my copy of the booklet two years ago because I thought I would never use it again, and my sister can’t find hers. So last year, I printed Quaker’s recipe for Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and assumed that this was the same recipe I used to have. Unfortunately, the cookies disappointed me. They were very flat and quite frankly, ugly. I am very much partial to fluffy-looking, soft cookies.
Hubby loves oatmeal raisin cookies — they are his favorite — so I set out to find a replacement recipe. The one from A Good Cookie by Tish Boyle yielded exactly I wanted. The unexpected ingredient (at least to me) is shredded coconut.
I didn’t add chocolate chips because Hubby wouldn’t touch the cookies if I did, but my non-oatmeal-loving-chocoholic self is actually eating two or three of these a day. Which is almost a miracle considering that I don’t usually like oatmeal raisin. Yup, pretty soon pigs will start flying.