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Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chunk Cookies

by Courtney on January 12, 2011

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?

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1 Blog is the New Black January 12, 2011 at 5:02 pm

You had a great snow day! Your cookies look awesome. LOVE the idea of white choc and cran- might actually steal that from you! ;)
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2 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] January 12, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Sounds fun! Ahhh, Lululemon. I was window shopping earlier today. Why does everything have to be so cute and yet so $$$!?
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3 Emily January 12, 2011 at 5:04 pm

I was JUST shopping online at the same site as you. Only I didn’t get a snow day. Shhh dont tell my office. Looks like you had a fantastic snow day.
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4 Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) January 12, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Those look DELISH! I wonder if they would work with a flax egg, or with egg replacer…hmm…

Your day looks awesome! Love the cosy socks especially! :D
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5 Erica January 12, 2011 at 5:13 pm

looove the nailpolish color! what is it?

those cookies look so yummy!
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6 Courtney January 12, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Thanks!
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7 Leanne (For Health's Sake) January 12, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Soooo you can mail some of those to me right away mmmkay?

They look awesome! I love baking, and I know my fiance loooooooves fresh baked goodies. Plus the scent of baking is better then any candle!
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8 Emily January 12, 2011 at 5:37 pm

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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9 Jess@atasteofconfidence January 12, 2011 at 5:39 pm

I eat out once a week at most.
Cookies look great!
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10 Nat January 12, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Looks like you had a very relaxing day! :) Cookies looks great.

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11 Kelly January 12, 2011 at 6:24 pm

I love that workout DVD by Jackie Warner…so good!!

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12 Christina @ Food.Fun.Fabulous. January 12, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Yum those cookies sound good! I’d say I typically eat out 0-1 times per week depending on if I’m at my parents house or if I’m with my boyfriend. Not too shabby….
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13 Jessi January 12, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Those look delicious! I have to make a batch of them ASAP. We try not to eat out during the week and save it for the weekends, but as I type this we’re waiting for the pizza delivery guy. Oops :)
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14 Lauren @ Hungry Dancer January 12, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Those cookies look amazing! You can never go wrong with oatmeal and choco combo! Snow day looks like a good break from the daily grind!
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15 Charlie January 12, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Your cookies look so good! I love oatmeal cookies :).
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16 Holly January 12, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Sounds like a PERFECT day to me :) I love days when the make up bag stays closed!! & those cookies…could you send some this way?! ;)
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17 Autumn @ Good Eats Girl January 12, 2011 at 9:40 pm

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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18 Stephanie @cookinfanatic January 12, 2011 at 9:52 pm

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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19 Jessica Lee January 12, 2011 at 10:41 pm

you are a bake-a-holic! I wish I can bake a lot and not eat it all myself. lol.

i should do some video workouts, they are pretty damn good.
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20 Kate @ahealthypassion January 12, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Yum those cookies look fabulous I cant wait to try them :)
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21 Kate @ahealthypassion January 12, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Yum those look fabulous I cant wait to try them!
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22 Katy (The Singing Runner) January 12, 2011 at 11:01 pm

Looks like a great day to me! :D And I can’t wait to make those cookies!
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23 Nowel January 12, 2011 at 11:35 pm

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!

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24 Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) January 13, 2011 at 2:16 am

oh my gosh these are my dad’s favorite cookie!.. i would love to make him a batch :D… oo i rarely eat out! maybe once or twice!
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25 Whitney January 13, 2011 at 8:07 am

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 :)

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26 Jennie @ Designed To Be Fit January 13, 2011 at 8:45 am

Officially added chocolate chunks to my grocery list for today. Can’t wait to make these!

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27 CaSaundra January 13, 2011 at 9:15 am

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!

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28 Evan Thomas January 13, 2011 at 10:04 am

I think I need these in my life. Oatmeal raisin has always been one of my favorite cookies, but add chocolate and it’s perfect.

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29 Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) January 13, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Great looking cookies!! We go out to eat about twice a week. :)
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30 Stefanie January 13, 2011 at 12:42 pm

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.

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31 amy January 13, 2011 at 4:39 pm

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!!!

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32 Courtney January 13, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Hmmmm, perhaps I could make this into my first vlog???? :shock: Thanks for the idea, Amy!

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33 Jessica@tastyandtrim January 13, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Hey love! I’m just letting you know that I chose you as one my favorite bloggers to receive the “Stylish Blogger Award” because I adore your blog! Here’s the link to the post http://tastyandtrim.com/?p=3240 Have an amazing weekend :)

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34 Courtney January 13, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Aww, thank you Jessica! I’ll have to check this out. :)

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35 amanda January 13, 2011 at 7:23 pm

what are in your make up bag? :)
& yum, those cookies look so yummy!

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36 Amanda January 14, 2011 at 4:37 pm

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!

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37 Courtney January 14, 2011 at 5:44 pm

The 1/2 cup of butter is when it’s solid (1 stick) and you could definitely replace the egg substitute with another egg!
Good luck! :)

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38 Amanda October 8, 2011 at 3:28 am

Finally tried these – amazing! Using another egg instead of the egg substitute worked just fine. Love the chewy texture, and the chocolate really adds a lil’ something to the flavour.

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39 Courtney October 8, 2011 at 10:53 am

Awesome!! :)

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40 Kari January 16, 2011 at 11:04 pm

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!

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41 Courtney January 17, 2011 at 8:32 am

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

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42 Kari January 17, 2011 at 7:16 pm

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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43 Michele Burris December 9, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Your day looks awesome! Stay warm and cozy!!!
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44 Delaney March 10, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Made these this afternoon, OMG! so yummy!! thanks for the awesome recipe, definitely a keeper :)

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