Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chunk Cookies! (see recipe below)

Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Snow Days are perfect for doing so many things, such as…

Working out in the middle of the day

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Since I didn’t feel like trekking out in the snow, I completed my workout at home, doing Jackie Warner’s Total Body Power Circuit + 2 miles of running. My legs are still shaking 5 hours later. Disappointed smile

Keeping the makeup bag closed

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Wearing my cozy slipper socks

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Making delicious Strawberry-Banana Green Monsters…

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…and enjoying them while snuggled under my cozy fleece blanket

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Painting my nails

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Shopping online (errr, umm, “window” shopping online…) Winking smile

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And of course…what would a snow day be without a little baking?? Smile

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I was really feelin’ the oatmeal raisin combo today, but I knew hubby would be disappointed if there wasn’t some chocolate involved. Can you blame him?

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The result was an amazing fusion of oatmeal raisin + chocolate chunk.

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Now, don’t get me wrong…I’ve had oatmeal raisin and chocolate together in cookies before. But apparently it’s been a while, because I am loving these little gems.

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The different flavors of sweet between the chocolate chunks and raisins really give them the perfect amount of sweetness. If you prefer a little extra sweetness in your goodies, you could always add in a tablespoon or two of honey.

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The texture may be my favorite part of these cookies; a slightly crunchy outside, with a subtly chewy inside.

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If you have a Cookie Monster in your house, just remember…

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You’ve been warned.

Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chunk Cookies

(Makes approximately 2 dozen)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 egg substitute
  • 1-1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks, chopped

Directions:

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add egg, egg substitute, and vanilla; mix well.

Combine the oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add to wet mixture.

Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls (or use an ice cream scoop) 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.

Bake at 350 degrees for 11-12 minutes, or until edges are slightly golden. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. ENJOY! Smile

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I’m thinking my next combo for these babies might be white chocolate + dried cranberries? Smile

So believe it or not, I’ve spent this whole day at home and not once did I attempt to come up with something for dinner. Oooops.

Perhaps tonight may have to be a “hubby brings dinner home after work” kinda night. Winking smile  Who’s with me??

Question for the Evening:

On average, how many meals do you eat out each week?

Comments

  1. says

    oh my god, my mouth is salivating. and the idea of white chocolate and cranberries makes me want to run to the kitchen and bake some right now because I have all of the ingredients in my cabinet.

    I will restrain myself from doing that.

    haha
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  2. says

    What a great snow day! I love oatmeal raisin chocolate cookies! So good!

    Someone bringing dinner home would be a perfect end to a snow day!

    We try to eat out once a week or not at all. Some weeks do get a bit ridiculous and we eat out multiple times, but are really good about getting back on track!
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  3. says

    That Jackie Warner workout is seriously one of the best workouts ever. I did it this past Sunday and was sore for quite some time afterwards – using the weights on all those squats/lunges really makes it so intense! Glad you had a nice snow day and got to relax :) :)
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  4. says

    I think JAckie is the trending topic of the day. Ive read 2 health blogs today and your the third person that did her video because of the snow, LOL. I live in Miami, I dont have that problem, sorry :-/ I actually did her workout on Exercise TV On Demand it was great, she is killing it!

  5. Whitney says

    We usually eat in during the week and save the eating out for the weekend! Gives us something fun to look forward to and splurge a little :)

  6. says

    I am not a total cookie person, I think I’d rather have a cupcake–but when and if I do eat/bake cookies, oatmeal raisin are always my fav! And the chocolate addition is just brilliant!

  7. says

    I do have a cookie monster in my house: it’s me! Well, and my son. Double trouble. ;)

    I usually eat out once or twice a week–sometimes more, sometimes less.

  8. amy says

    What a perfect day. If it snowed here in FL thats exactly what I’d be doing too. The snow is breathe taking. I’m so jealous.
    Can u do another makeup update sometime? you always look so great in all ur pics.
    Stay warm and cozy!!!

  9. Amanda says

    Those cookies look amazing! I live in New Zealand so we have some slightly different ingredients/measures etc, so I have a couple of questions. Do you measure 1/2 cup of butter before or after its melted? (Ie 1/2 cup solid or liquid) And could I replace the egg substitute with another egg?

    Thanks!

  10. says

    These looked so good that I’m making them right now. In the ingredients list it says baking soda, but the instructions say baking powder, so you may want to clarify. I’m adding baking soda right now and crossing my fingers for the best!

    • Courtney says

      The ingredients list and the instructions actually include both (1 tsp soda, 1/2 tsp powder).
      How did they turn out?? :)

      • says

        Which is why I obviously shouldn’t try to bake when I’m half asleep ;-). Apparently, my abilities to read directions diminish as the night progresses.

        They were still delicious. My first batch was a bit flat, so I added even more baking soda. They were good from there!
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