These are not your mama's oatmeal raisin cookies-- these are oatmeal Raisinet cookies! Chewy, buttery, sweetened with brown sugar and molasses, and full of chocolate covered raisins. A fun take on the classic.
½cup(1 stick) unsalted buttersoftened to room temperature
1cupfirmly packed brown sugar
2larege eggsroom temperature
1 and 2/3cupall-purpose flour
3cupsold fashioned oatsdo not use quick oats
1cupRaisinetschocolate covered raisins, dark, milk, or yogurt raisins
In a medium size bowl with a hand mixer, or a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and both sugars until smooth. Add the eggs and beat on high until combined. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl as needed. Add the vanilla and molasses and beat on high again until completely combined. Scrape again if needed. Set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add to wet ingredients and mix well on low until combined. With the mixer still on low, add oats and Raisinets. Chill the dough for at least 45 minutes or up to 2 days in the refrigerator. If chilling for longer than an hour, allow dough to sit at room temperature for at least 20 minutes before rolling and baking.
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment or silicone baking mats and set aside.
Using a 1 ounce cookie scoop, scoop dough into your hand and roll into a ball. Place on baking sheet at least 1 and ½" apart.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Remove from oven and allow to sit on baking sheet for at least 3 minutes. Cookies will look underdone, and will "set" as they cool on baking sheets. Cookies will last covered at room temperature up to 5 days. Baked cookies freeze well, as does unbaked rolled dough (up to 2 months).