July 18, 2012

Chocolate Covered Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

Phew, what a name!

But do you want in on a little secret?

There aren't any chocolate covered raisins in these cookies.

Say whaaaaaat??


I know!  I'm such a liar.  But hear me out-  there are raisins AND chocolate in these!  So it's a play on words, really.  Just go with it, mmkay?

There's also a super secret ingredient.  Are you on the edge of your seat with anticipation???  Okay okay I'll tell you.

Coconut oil!

That's right.  With moving and all, I've only been buying the bare necessities (milk, bread, eggs, chobani...)  at the grocery store so that we can get rid of everything in the fridge/pantry.  Which = No Butter!



Coconut oil to the rescue!!

These cookies are a little bit more.... delicate? than normal.  I found that keeping them in the fridge makes them more durable.  Let's just say, I wouldn't make these to ship to someone.  But MAN they are delicious!!

Cookies are so great.

Chocolate Covered Raisin Oatmeal Cookies
makes 14 generously sized cookies

1/2 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 individual applesauce cup (or about 1/3 c)
1/4 c coconut oil
1/2 c brown sugar
1/4 c sugar
1 egg, room temperature
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 c quick oats
1/2 c raisins
1/2 c chocolate chips

Combine applesauce and coconut oil.  If the oil is in a solid state, microwave 20 seconds.  Add sugars and mix until well incorporated.  Add egg and vanilla, mix well.

In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.  Combine oil and flour mixture.

Finally, add in oats, raisins, and chocolate chips.  Drop by large spoonful onto greased cookie sheet.  Bake for 12-13 minutes at 400.

Bonus: Finding a Mommy and B bear portrait on the recipe :)

1 comment:

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