Usually I like at least one form of chocolate in my baked goods, but one of the exceptions that satisfies me without chocolate is a good, chewy oatmeal raisin cookie.

I love the way the oatmeal keeps the cookie soft and the sweet burst of flavor from the raisins.  And with oatmeal being such a healthy food, I can feel good about eating this snack.  I tweaked the leavening agents a bit in this recipe to deliver a bit thicker cookie.  I don’t like when my cookies begin as nice mounds but then ooze in the oven only to leave me with flat cookies with mix-ins protruding out everywhere.

There are also a few Rice Krispies thrown into this batter to give the cookies a little crunch.  You should know by know how important texture is to me.  And the final addition that also helps make the cookies extra chewy is a bit of shredded coconut.  You really can’t detect a coconutty flavor, you just know there is something extra special going on.

I already shared my all-time favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie with you,

 

and I can pretty confidently say that I am now introducing you to the last Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe I will ever make.

*Note:  If you are a fan of Paradise Bakery‘s cookies, this one comes pretty close to their oatmeal raisin.

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cream butter and sugar together

add egg and vanilla

mix in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon

mix in oats, rice krispies, coconut and raisins

place dough onto cookie sheets and bake

Do you have recipes for things that are SO GOOD you never feel the need to try another recipe?  What are they for?

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14 Comments ( Reply )

  1. luv what you do
    May 09, 2012 @ 9:22 pm

    Oatmeal cookies are my favorite! I am so excited to try this pumped up recipe. I would never think to add rice krispies!

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    • Mercedes
      May 10, 2012 @ 9:38 am

      The rice krispies add a nice subtle crunch without having any flavor!

      Reply

  2. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    May 09, 2012 @ 10:54 pm

    These are totally calling Richie’s name. He loves Oatmeal Raisin and I think he would especially enjoy the secret coconut!

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    • Mercedes
      May 10, 2012 @ 9:38 am

      Yay, I hope Richie likes them!

      Reply

  3. Anna @ hiddenponies
    May 09, 2012 @ 11:17 pm

    Raisins! You surprise me 🙂 The texture and your words have totally sold me on needing to try these though! I actually have a peanut butter oatmeal cookie recipe I would never change or try another version of…I love oatmeal cookies!

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    • Mercedes
      May 10, 2012 @ 9:39 am

      Peanut butter and oatmeal is also an excellent combination Anna! Let me know if you try these and what you think! 🙂

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  4. Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    May 10, 2012 @ 12:33 am

    I’m all about chewy oatmeal cookies!

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    • Mercedes
      May 10, 2012 @ 9:39 am

      Me too, thanks Laura!

      Reply

  5. Erin
    May 11, 2012 @ 2:17 am

    Thank you for linking to my oatmeal cookie recipe 🙂 They really are soooo tasty. Reading your post made me hungry for them all over again ~The Lemonista

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    • Mercedes
      May 17, 2012 @ 9:50 am

      These cookies really are one of my new favorites! Thanks Erin!

      Reply

  6. Averie @ Averie Cooks
    May 15, 2012 @ 8:52 pm

    Rice Krispies thrown into the batter and coconut…interesting. I LOVE texture too. It’s so important to have all that CHEW going on!

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    • Mercedes
      May 17, 2012 @ 9:50 am

      They really do enhance the texture, thanks Averie!

      Reply

  7. Heather
    May 18, 2012 @ 9:04 pm

    These sound amazing and I would love to make them tonight! Is it that important to use quick cooking oats or can I sub regular oats?

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    • Mercedes
      May 19, 2012 @ 8:29 pm

      Hi Heather! I apologize that I couldn’t respond until now, my internet has been down this week! I think the cookies would be just fine with regular oats! I hope you enjoy them!

      Reply

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