Thursday, June 9, 2011

Jamie Oliver- Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

According to my husband these taste healthy but are still good. LOL Whatever that means. I think they're delicious. The little hint of cinnamon is perfect with the raisins.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Adapted from Jamie Oliver


• ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus extra for greasing the pan
• ¾ cup dark brown sugar
• 1 egg
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• ¾ cup whole wheat flour
• ½ teaspoon baking soda
• ½ teaspoon baking powder
• ¼ teaspoon salt
• ½ teaspoon cinnamon
• 1½ cups "old-fashioned" oats ½ cup raisins

Jamie's Top Tips

This is really easy to make fresh, but if you’re really busy you can freeze the dough, just defrost thoroughly before use – it’s a great thing to have up your sleeve for when you have unexpected guests.

Be creative and add your favorite mix-ins to the cookies – any kind of dried fruit, nuts or chocolate combination works a treat.

For round, flat cookies, just press the cookies with the palm of your hand after dropping them onto the baking sheet.


Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly grease one or two baking sheets.

Cream the butter and the sugar together in a mixing bowl (by hand with a wooden spoon or using a handheld electric mixer) until fluffy. Beat in the egg. Stir in the vanilla extract, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a separate mixing bowl. Beat them into the butter mixture. Stir in the oats and raisins.

Drop the batter by slightly mounded tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheet(s). Bake until lightly browned on the bottom, 10 to 12 minutes.

Variation: Add ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut or 1 cup chocolate chips to the batter along with the oats and raisins.

Check out other great Jamie Oliver recipes at I Heart Cooking Clubs

On another note, I am officially a diet failure. I lasted 5 days. Then hunger took over as did social events that I just couldn't help tasting all the yummy treats available. I'm still doing the exercise regime so I take comfort in that.
Are you hard on yourself when you break a diet?


  1. The cookies look good. I have been sucking with my diet. But I definitely need to get better about it or i`ll never fit in all the clothes that I bought haha.


  2. I'm so glad you posted this recipe because oatmeal raisin are my absolute favorite cookie and I didn't know that Jamie had a recipe for them! They look fantastic. Great choice ;-)

  3. Do you watch Food Revolution? I've fallen in love with Jamie since then.
    I'm not a big cookie fan, but I do have a weakness for oatmeal cookies because the nuttiness and the texture just...ah. so good.

  4. Really have to get rit of that muffin top i created while i was on vacation! But these look really healthy to me too;-)

  5. Those are my husbands favorite cookies - yum! I am doing WW, so I see anything as fair game - I just plan it out - love the 49 flex points you get every week!

  6. I love your husband's "taste healthy but are still good" quote. ;-) They certainly look delicious--I love oatmeal cookies.

  7. Oatmeal raisin cookies are my favourite too! Delicious!! ☺

  8. Love oatmeal cookies, yours look so good!

  9. Made these today! Turned out so yummy! I didn't have a full cup of butter so I halved everything. Mine didn't spread out as much but they were still very good! Thank you for the recipe!