Oatmeal Raisinet Cookies

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I love a good oatmeal raisin cookie. I also love chocolate covered raisins. They are my first choice of movie theater candies. Skittles come very very close. Oh, and Mike and Ikes too. But, if I’m looking for chocolate, Raisinets are number one.

My kids however are not big fans of raisins. By making these cookies with chocolate covered raisins, we have the best of both worlds. Oatmeal Raisin cookies for me…and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies for them!

You can substitute raisins for the chocolate covered raisins, and eliminate the chocolate chips if you want a classic oatmeal raisin cookie. Or you can only add chocolate chips if you want an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. See, everyone’s happy!

Yield: 5-6 dozen

Oatmeal Raisinet Cookies

Oatmeal Raisinet Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 5 cup quick cook oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate covered raisins (Raisinets)
  • 1 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate morsels

Instructions

  1. In mixer beat the crisco, butter, brown sugar and sugar together until creamy. Add in eggs, milk and vanilla. Add in flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Fold in oats, raisins and chocolate.
  2. On parchment paper lined baking sheet, drop by large tablespoon. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 11-13 minutes. Cool on wire rack and enjoy! Store in covered container.

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12 comments on “Oatmeal Raisinet Cookies”

  1. Oh my gosh, I’m having a total “why didn’t I think of that” moment right now. I love raisinettes and aside from Reese’s Pieces and Sour Patch, they’re what I choose for the movies, as well. AND I love oatmeal raisin cookies. Perfection.

  2. Oh, yeah….pass me a plate of these beauties!!!

  3. YUM! That is a genius combination that my kids might just go for!

  4. I am saying yes to the raisinettes, but no to the skittles:-) I am strictly an all chocolate kind of person when I snack at the movies. These cookies sound awesome. Worthy of sneaking into the movies in my purse too!!!

  5. Oooh, utter genius using raisinettes! What a combo! 🙂

  6. I love Oatmeal Raisin cookies (and raisinettes) and yours look perfect!

  7. Now, I’m not a huge fan of raisins. But chocolate covered raisins? In cookies? I’m there! 🙂

  8. These cookies would be perfect for me! I don’t like raisins by themselves, but when they’re covered in chocolate – I can’t resist them!

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