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Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

oatmeal cookies

I went to Trader Joe’s the other day hoping to score some of their humongous chewy oatmeal cookies that make me feel all cozy and fuzzy and that all’s well with the world.  Lo and behold, as luck would have it, they were ALL GONE.  All that were left were those chocolate chip cookies that may all be well and good, but nowhere near as appealing as those chunky, chewy, fatty, oatmeal cookies.

I had no choice but to make my own.  And of course, I turned to the tried and true, Smitten Kitchen.  Now, friends, in this day and age when food blogs are a dime a dozen (yes I’m aware this probably includes mine), I turn back to Smitten Kitchen again and again.  She just has such an admirable repertoire in her archives, I can always find something yummy.  And unlike many blogs which are all pizazz and pretty pictures but pack no punch (whoa I did it again!  Again, totally unintended alliteration, my dears), her recipes are always good.  Now, I’m not affiliated with Smitten Kitchen in ANY way, and I’m aware that this gushiness is a tad unseemly, but I do love checking her website to see what’s new.

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So back to the cookies.  They were good.  Not as decadent as the Trader Joe’s ones, of course, lacking all that palm oil and homogenizers and whatever they put in there, but more wholesome and still really yummy.  I did not feel, like I do with many cookies, that globs of butter were clogging up my arteries as I ate them.  In fact, since I used whole wheat flour, and since fiber and oatmeal are supposed to slow the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream, perhaps the combo of whole wheat and oatmeal canceled out the stick of butter in those cookies?  (I’m just kidding – they probably didn’t…)

I’ll redirect you to Smitten Kitchen’s site if you’d like to make these chewy oatmeal cookies, and just so you know, you can totally use whole wheat flour, and they turn out just as good.  Hardly tell the difference.  Oh, and please use good plump juicy raisins.  They DO make a difference.

Smitten Kitchen’s Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

2 comments to Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

  • Man I totally know which cookies you are talking about and they are GOOD. I agree with you on Smitten Kitchen. She is my go to for all things…well. Just for all things. I haven’t made these cookies yet, but they look fantastic!

  • I am sitting at work imagining dunking those sweet oaty cookies in some cold milk! I haven’t had a good oatmeal cookie in a LONG time.