March 24 is National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day!
Chocolate covered raisins aren’t all bad. I do, however, have some mixed emotions about raisins.
While raisins aren’t the worst worst, they are pretty close to the worst. Especially when they are in something and you think they are chocolate chips but they are not.
They are raisin.
That’s the worst.
I thought about this dilemma and came up with a concept to counteract this common problem : Oatmeal Chocolate Covered Raisin cookies
It’s exactly like having an oatmeal raisin cookie, just with chocolate too.
Cuts down on the trauma… slightly.
To make these puppies you will need all these things:
- 1 1/4 cups of flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- dash of salt
- 1 cup of butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups quick oats
- 1 package of chocolate covered raisins, like Glossetts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Thoroughly combine the first 5 ingredients in a bowl.
In a second bowl mix the next 5 ingredients with a mixer. Then combine the two bowls together.
When it looks like there’s a pretty good scene going on, incorporate the oats and then the chocolate covered raisin.
It’s always a great idea to chill cookie dough before baking, so do so if you have the time. If not- just scoop heaping tablespoons worth into cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Wham bam, thank you ma…chocolate covered raisins!