Feb
25
2009

Oatmeal Raisinet Cookies…

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It was great getting back in the kitchen since my little AZ vacation last week. It’s always nice to have others do the cooking from time to time and of course eat out (which I did way too much of)!

I picked up a couple boxes of Raisinets at the grocery store yesterday while my 3 year old asked for EVERYTHING in sight, and decided they would make a fantastic cookie. Let me tell you they did not dissapoint! This is a fun spin on the traditional oatmeal raisin cookie and we loved them. I’m always looking for something fun to add into my cookies. Next time you are at the grocery store pick up a couple boxes, you’ll love these!



Oatmeal Raisinet Cookies


1 stick softened butter
1/2 Cup packed brown sugar
1/2 Cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla
1 1/2 Cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Cup quick oats
2 3.5 oz boxes Raisinets

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place butter and sugars into a stand or electric mixer; beat until light and fluffy. With mixer on medium add egg and vanilla until well combined. Place flour, soda, salt and oats into a large bowl. Slowly add to wet ingredients until just combined. Add raisinets; stir to combine.

2. With a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough onto a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet. Bake for 9-10 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.

Yield: almost 3 dozen cookies

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  1. 1
    Meg says:

    What a fabulous twist to oatmeal cookies. I haven’t thought about Raisinets in years!

  2. 2
    Barbara Bakes says:

    Raisinets are my favorite movie snack. I love this idea!

  3. 3
    Leslie says:

    Oh yummy yum…you see I would have added raisens and chocolate chips, but thats why you are the bomb girl, you are always thinking ahead of us!!! LOVE EM!

  4. 4
    carol says:

    I love chocolate covered raisins-and haven’t bought any in I don’t know how long…and I love oatmeal cookies..so I just KNOW these are gonna be great! I can’t wait to try these, Jenny.

  5. 5
    Allie says:

    Great idea adding them in the cookies!

  6. 6
    Gera @ SweetsFoods says:

    Jenny that cookies look delightful!
    I can almost taste the chocolates-raisins in these cookies….irresistible:)

  7. 7
    Deborah says:

    I haven’t had raisinets in a long time – what a great cookie!

  8. 8
    CookingCourtney says:

    what a fabulous idea! I’ll def be trying this out soon.

  9. 9
    Maria says:

    Oatmeal raisin cookies are the best, even better with raisinets!!

  10. 10
    Sara says:

    mmm, I love chocolate in cookies (who doesn’t?) and I love raisins in cookies, how have I never thought to put raisinets in there?! Sounds awesome.

  11. 11
    MRMD_GRL says:

    These look fantastic! Will definitely be making them for my family this weekend!

  12. 12
    Elra says:

    Oh my gosh, it has been way too long I haven’t had this raisinet. I used to nibble on this delicious raisin covered chocolate. What a clever idea to use them for your cookies. I bet they are really delicious.
    Cheers,
    Elra

  13. 13
    NatNibbles says:

    I love raisinets! What a good idea to use in a cookie :)

  14. 14
    Bob says:

    Raisinets? That’s great! I have to make these.

  15. 15
    Colleen says:

    How have I not thought of this before?! Brilliant!

  16. 16
    kiss the cook says:

    Ah ha! My mom used to do this and we loved them. Of course having extra to eat while baking was fun too. Thanks for the reminder.

  17. 17
    Amanda says:

    Oh wow! What a great idea! I want to try making these, but we don’t have Rasinets in Canada that I have ever seen, but we have Glossette’s Raisins. I think they are the same thing just different brands.

    But could someone tell me the net weight of the box of Rasinets used in this recipe? I wouldn’t want to short myself any!

    Thanks!

  18. 18
    Jenny says:

    Hi Amanda,
    I just edited the box size in the recipe. Thanks for catching my error!! Hope you enjoy!

  19. 19
    Katrina says:

    Awesome! I loved when you did Cookie Dough Bites in cookies and these look great, too! I can see you strolling down the candy aisle with the wheels a turnin’.

  20. 20
    Bunny says:

    Well I had rasinets until my hubby go into them, these look wonderful jenny!

  21. 21
    Carrian says:

    We must be on a oatmeal cookie thing this week. These ones look delicious!

  22. 22
    Not Another Omnivore says:

    I’m doing oatmeal week on my blog and it seems like everyone else is too!

    I’m probably going to link to this in the next few days if that is okay with you. If not, shoot me an email.

    NAOmni

  23. 23
    Megan says:

    what a great idea! I would have never thought of that. I bet they were tasty!!!

  24. 24
    Kathy - Panini Happy says:

    Why didn’t we think of this before?? Such a great idea. Your creativity is endless!

  25. 25
    Ashley says:

    Ooooooh! I love raisinets! What a fantastic idea!!

  26. 26
    Natalie says:

    This is the only candy my mom likes so this will make for a great treat!

    Quick question-what crockpot would you reccomend? I am in the market! Thanks Jen!!

  27. 27
    Priscilla says:

    Yummy do these sound soo good. I missed your posts while you were in AZ Jenny!

  28. 28
    Terah says:

    made them…LOVED them! thanks so much!

  29. 29
    Bridgett says:

    Oh these would be a fantastic treat, especially for kids! Don’t you just love how they absolutely NEED everything when you go to the grocery store? I am seriously loving this idea of raisinets in the cookies!

  30. 30
    Jenny says:

    Thanks everyone!!

    Natalie,
    I just have a cheapie crockpot by Rival, but I have been looking at the All Clad one that William Sonoma sells, I think it’s around $150. It is also programmable rather than low or high heat. Have fun shopping around!

  31. 31
    Anj says:

    I’ve had a similar recipe in my to-try file forever. I love the idea of adding the Raisenets. These look wonderful.

  32. 32
    katskitchen says:

    What a clever idea! FYI: I saw you last night on I believe a re-run of a burger challnege!

  33. 33
    Patsyk says:

    What a great idea! I bet even my youngest would love those cookies… he’s not a fan of raisins, but cover them in chocolate and I bet he’ll be all over them.

  34. 34
    Essay Experts says:

    OMGosh! You never cease to amaze! I have to admit I’ve been avoiding your blog the last few days cause I didn’t want to see the fish recipe again and be disappointed. But after seeing THIS recipe, I have learned my lesson!!

  35. 35
    Not Another Omnivore says:

    I’m linking to you today! Let me know if you need me to change anything.

    NAOmni

  36. 36
    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    Nice and fun idea Jenny! It’s like having chocolate chips and raisins all in one! Lovely!

  37. 37
    Sarah Jane says:

    Great idea. I wonder if there’s a way to get something else into that cookie: popcorn!

  38. 38
    Pattie says:

    Made these yesterday! Wonderful cookie! Thanks again!

  39. 39

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  40. 40
    Elaina says:

    Hi Jenny-

    I recently found your site and absolutely love your recipes and photos!
    I’ve always loved to cook but am a fairly novice baker and for some reason, my oatmeal cookies always turn out puffy. I just made your Raisinet Cookies (a childhood favorite candy) and they too barely spread at all while baking. Do you know why this happens?

    Thank you and have a sunny weekend!

  41. 41

    [...] I love Oatmeal Raisin cookies. It’s one of those things that makes me feel like I’m eating a healthy cookie, but I’m sure with all the butter, it’s not so healthy after all. I saw this recipe on Picky Palate’s blog, and I had to immediately star it in my Google Reader. I LOVE that Raisinets combines the idea of Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin cookies. These were another cookie that I brought over for labor day and they were definitely enjoyed! This is such a yummy cookie, and I will definitely be making these again. Oatmeal Raisinet Cookies Source: Picky Palate [...]

  42. 42
    ppeppa2 says:

    Totally made these cookies for work.. and everyone loved it!! I’m going to put nuts in my next batch!! Great idea..

  43. 43

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  44. 44
    Amanda says:

    looks amazing. i have been having an obsession with raisins lately. you should try this recipe with vanilla yogurt covered raisins! they are amazing. and add some cinnamon and chopped walnuts too :)

  45. 45
    GREENfatima says:

    These turned out great! the recipe seemed really dry at first, but it resulted in the perfect balance of cookie, raisin and chocolate :)

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