February 4, 2021

It all started with a craving...

 Sometime last weekend, a particular craving struck.

I say "particular" because this treat isn't one that I would normally crave - oatmeal raisin cookies.

I mean I LIKE oatmeal raisin cookies - but it's rare that I crave them.  Generally, as far as cookies go I prefer chocolate chip or peanut butter.

But there we have it - the craving was for oatmeal raisin for whatever reason.

Sometime back - was it pre-pandemic? Or maybe late last summer/early fall? - who knows, I had this random craving for oatmeal raisin cookies; which I had never made before.  But somewhere, I sourced a recipe that my family gave RAVE reviews (even The Husband, who doesn't "care" for raisins) - although they, much like me, like oatmeal cookies but, given our druthers, would crave a different cookie (chocolate of any kind for The Husband/for Man-Child it's a toss up between spitz or chocolate chip) and I was informed for, future reference, that THIS was the only acceptable oatmeal raisin cookie.

ANYWAY...back to last week's craving.  I went looking for the recipe.  I don't remember much about the making of that original batch but I clearly remember that there was NOT a step that required chilling the dough or them being refrigerator cookies - both of which were the only recipes I had on hand; which I immediately dismissed.

Obviously, way back then, I sourced the recipe from the internet AND I had neglected to print/save the recipe anywhere. *sigh*  Classic me...find something amazing and then completely forget to preserve it.

Off to the internet, to a site where I *thought* I had found the recipe.  Nope.  I continued by searching my archives thinking "Surely, I posted the recipe here!?"  Nope.

On Tuesday, with that itch remaining un-scratched, I had the brilliant idea to search my internet history - without much hope as I was sure I had recently cleared the history/cookies/etc.  Much to my surprise, I found TWO possible recipes - which just goes to show how faulty my memory is as, clearly I haven't actually "recently" cleared my history.  

I opened the one and noticed it required chilled dough and was sure that wasn't it.  I opened the other, not expecting much, read through it and it sounded familiar.  I checked to be sure I had all the ingredients and was pleasantly surprised to discover I did.

So I whipped up a batch - the original recipe can be found here and it was perfect!  I will note that the 1 cup of raisins left me with more raisins than cookie dough - also she must make GIGANTIC cookies as her recipe claims to make 18 but mine yielded about 36.

At any rate - I was able to tamp down that craving.  

In the meantime, I have texted my friend two doors down to come and relieve me of the majority of these cookies for her kids...the ones with a metabolism that will allow them to eat cookies with abandon.

If you have a hankering for oatmeal raisin cookies - or are an oatmeal raisin cookie nut - I highly recommend this recipe...just be sure to "gift" most of them or your bathroom scale will scold you...much like mine has this week.


  1. I can honestly say that I have never in my life craved an oatmeal raisin cookie, but my kids like them so I might just give that a try!

  2. This story is SO satisfying!

    (Finally got chrome to work on my computer and fingers crossed this comment posts...!)

  3. Oatmeal cookies are not my go-to, but I'd never turn one down. My kids might fall over if I tried a new recipe. I am organizing all of my recipes and typing them up, printing them out and putting them in a binder. Oh how many times have I wondered 'WHERE WAS THAT RECIPE THAT I TRIED ONCE? WHY DIDN'T I PRINT IT?'

  4. I do like a good oatmeal raisin cookie, but my go to is the Betty Crocker GF chocolate chip cookie mix. I like an easy go to mix at this point, but I add an extra egg, you know, so you can taste the love.

  5. Not one of my favorite cookies, either, but I would never turn one down. It sounds like a good recipe, all right. :-)

  6. Wow. I haven't had an oatmeal raisin cookie in years....and now, guess what? I want some!
    This looks good. I do not have the supplies on hand; I suppose that is lucky for my waistline?

  7. I just ordered 8 boxes of cookies from my niece; I am already working on how to give them away before they become ensconced in the house.