Cynthia, David (or anyone for that matter), I have a question. This cookie dough is made with fresh ingredients and a time-tested recipe so your guests will think it is made from scratch! David's Cookies 2-lb Fresh Baked Oatmeal Raisin Cookies is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 12. Well these look completely delicious…and we’re dying for a few to dunk into our morning coffee. ditto on “again, as always, excellent post”! Drop the dough in big rounded tablespoonfuls onto the cookie sheet. They’re added right where you said! at the Brookline Booksmith next month. I’d like to think great minds think alike because I got up this morning and before work made a batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies (husband is NOT a fan of raisins). So much for the technique hints I kept getting shooshed away for telling him about! Stir raisins and juice into the butter mixture. Servings  24   I don’t know about you (although once long ago you did allow me to observe you in the Chez Panisse kitchen and you seemed pretty laid back and social) but I was always highly territorial about my space in the kitchen AND what I produced. Toothier? Pretty smart. But yeah – we’re weird. 53 Comments on "Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies No Butter" Cookie craver. It was a little too much for me. *snort* Whattup with that?! Remove to wire rack to cool. *Red Dress ™ DHHS, Go Red ™ AHA ; National Wear Red Day® is a registered trademark. Love the idea of the oatmeal so may have to try this next….. I always add more salt than my recipe calls for too..oats just need more salt than other grains, for me. I’ve been to Flour, and I strongly urge any Bostonians here to check it out. I’ve been a dunker my entire life. Drain the raisins in a colander and then transfer them to a clean kitchen towel. Now pass me one of those cookies please …. I actually just made your Oatmeal Raisin ice cream which was wonderful and went incredibly well with Apple Crisp made from the ton of apples I picked a week ago. One quarter cup each? And some walnuts and dried cranberries (I only had a couple of tablespoons of each). On low speed, or by hand, gradually add the flour and oat mixture to the creamed butter, mixing until completely incorporated. Our family loves oatmeal cookies, but not raisins, so we always substitute something else, like chocolate chips and nuts. I was 9 mos. They come in milk, dark and white chocolate versions. The recipe for No sugar added oatmeal and raisin cookies. I’m excited to try the recipes and to hear if you have any opinions on other recipes in the book! Question 2: On an unrelated note, I’m borrowing your swell idea of cutting molasses with another sweetener (honey). That’s a big cookie. Nice to discover all the New Englanders/Bostonians posting here! CHOCOLATE CHIP OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES : 1 c. shortening 3/4 c. sugar 3/4 c. brown sugar 2 eggs 1 1/2 c. flour 1 tsp. Thanks again, David. Excellent recipes and I love that you’ve already done the conversions to metric. I want to say that, it s so nice to see your blog here. Can not wait to try these cookies. But yes, even on the cruise ships, the patissiers and bakers were always the ones who had time for us poor schlepps from the dining room. OMG! Onto the recipe, so simple, just remember to allow time to pre-soak the raisins or sultanas. As an avid baking-book collector, I am tempted to order this book but would first like to know if the recipes show weights, preferably metric, or American measures? I’m from Boston and it’s so exciting to see Flour mentioned here! The wait staff was always terrified of me! These Oatmeal Raisin Cannabis Cookies are surprisingly easy to make. My husband works in the same building as Flour…it’s very dangerous…I can’t go visit him without buying a cookie. Have you ever done that David? I made these with three quarters tart cherries and one quarter raisins and even let them sit overnight. I am with you – being a chef, cook or other kitchen staff is lots of hard work – I think I’ll stick to my day job. Never one to throw anything away I went on to try the gingerbread biscuits with the puree and they were delicious. Can’t wait for the white choc chip version. I’m just trying to be creative…. So after a pleasant lunch in the outdoors of grilled lotte (monkfish) and a salad of fresh shelling beans with avocados, tomatoes, and savory, (and the obligatory cheese course, bien sûr), I poured us cups of strong, very dark coffee and set out a tray of these cookies. Seems like magical things happen when you trap stuff in an enclosed space with an apple. Wish i had more time to take a closer look on your website because I’m sure you have a link some where. Hmmm what could that hand shake exclusive to bakers be? I’m something of a purist when it comes to cookies, although I’m not against a twist here and there. 6. My family is from the Azores, I wonder if the Azoreans are dunkers too…. The only reason I can think of is that the butter available in Italy has a much higher fat content than in other places in the world, but even cutting back on butter hasn’t helped. I’m going to go and make a cup right now. Measuring Flour. inevitably, my cookies are always flat. These Oatmeal Raisin Cannabis Cookies are surprisingly easy to make. It’s hard for me to visit here sometimes. 3. Combine wet and dry ingredients. Its just what I had on hand and it worked out! This is a family favorite that I have been making for years. [email protected]: Oh, I’m so with you about the raisins! 1 other carbohydrate, 1 1/2 fat, Dietary Exchanges Beat into shortening mixture at low speed until smooth. And, to echo Paris Karin, although the recipes are fabulous, it is your INCREDIBLE writing that keeps me coming back. Having been a baker most of my life, our network of bakers is a pretty close-knit group and I personally don’t know anyone who are competitive. I am eagerly awaiting her book and will be attending a cooking demo featuring her and some other pastry chefs in the area, but thank you so much for posting this! Walnuts work for me! Stir in oats, raisins and nuts. : ) And yes, sometimes I make oatmeal cookies, snickerdoodles, sugar or butter cookies (I’m still looking for the perfect sugar cookie also), and numerous bars and cakes. I also noticed that this cookie recipe is close enough to the momofuku compost cookies that I have been jonesing to make for a while, so I am saving half of the dough to throw some “compost” goodies in: toffee bits, coffee grinds, cracker jack popcorn, and ruffles. It added an additional, but complementary flavor as well as softer raisins. I know with your writing and sense of humor it *could* be humorous. ), Meanwhile, I will keep coming back as I can handle it because you run a tight blogging ship here, Mr. Lebovitz. These were great! Use what you have though, and yes, sometimes I make these chewy oatmeal, raisin, molasses cookies with white flour. I will be baking this afternoon with the kids. The stuff in this absolutely amazing-looking cookie would put me in a practically comatose state if I ate it. I totally agree on him that the perfect way to eat cookies is by dunking it first on a hot tea of coffee. Since I have to heat it, I would like to infuse a flavour into the syrup. I imagine you make a lot of people happy. I made 6 per batch and pushed down the dough to make them flat. Hubby and my son approve as well And most people in the restaurant business work far more than 40 hours a week.). . I have made them several times and they’ve always been a hit. Probably a good strategy to prevent myself from eating half the cookie dough, as well, since I’d feel obligated to eat the rest of the apple and the fiber would fill me up. An interesting bunch. Both my mom and grandma stored their brown sugar that way. Another confession, I don’t have any of your books either…not right now at least. I’ve just baked these cookies and for the first time, my cookies taste… soft chewy and delicious just like I imagined American cookies should be, I never seemed to get it right before soooo really…thank you. I love this little ode to bakers, David. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugars until very light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. I grind mine fresh for each recipe so it truly is the best. Stir in the oats and raisins. I thought he was… you know, but no he was just sleeping. David, since you said the cookies tasted so good dunked in coffee, do you think it would be possible to add a coffee element to it, like maybe some espresso powder? I use chocolate covered raisins in my oatmeal cookies… b/c what’s the point of having a cookie without chocolate? 2. As always, I am transfixed by your writing and photographs. Then, roll it into balls. Not heard of the apple in brown sugar trick. I love that you can start a post talking about the ‘grunt’ work of cooking when you’re making oatmeal cookies! Treat your customers to the aroma of freshly baked, gourmet cookies with David's Cookies 3 oz. Let me know if it does! Is that Vietnamese cinnamon in the pic, or its near-relative cassia? Thanks for another great post. As much as I love funky new recipes, the classics are… classic :) Can’t wait to try these, very “fall.” Brilliant idea about the apple slice b/c my brown sugar clumps all the time! I believe my issue may be that I can’t wait to bake and put the butter in the microwave to soften it. I love your techniques- pressing down the cookie midway for extra chewiness is genius! Ascendant Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for Eris Morn. I followed your recipe to the letter, and the cookies were marvelous! I’m an MIT grad student, and the newest Flour location is about a block from my lab, which makes it a frequent stop on my way home…it’s that deadly. Holiday Gift Idea! but we americans have the dunking thing down too – cookies and milk, but of course. We seem to be going though an age of competitions and it’s interesting for me to see so much fascination with being a chef, and people acting out on television what goes on (or they perceive goes on) in restaurant kitchens. 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