Our house smelled like the yummiest Bath & Body Works seasonal candle imaginable. I think they should seriously come out with a candle flavored Nutty Oatmeal Raisin Cookies 🙂 Normally I trick my hubby into thinking I was baking up something delicious and then he finds out I was only burning a candle. This time, however, he was not disappointed.
Cookies are oftentimes hit or miss for me. I always LOVE eating the cookie batter, but by the time the actual cookies are ready to eat I am normally disappointed. Why is it that the batter normally tastes better than the cooked cookies?! This was not the case with these cookies. The extra cinnamon I added intensified upon baking, and the pecans became extra nutty. For once I actually enjoyed the finished product more so than the raw ingredients. If you’re having an Autumn potluck dinner, Halloween party or weeknight get-together, these are your cookies! I promise you, no guest will be disappointed. Hope you enjoy!
Nutty Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
If you're having an Autumn potluck dinner, Halloween party or weeknight get-together, these are your cookies!
- 1 c. butter softened
- 1 c. granulated sugar
- 1 c. brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 t. vanilla
- 1 ¼ c. white rice flour
- ¾ c. tapioca starch
- ¾ t. xanthan gum
- 1 t. baking powder
- 1 t. salt
- 1 t. cinnamon
- 2 ½ c. quick cooking oats
- 1 c. raisins
- ½ c. pecans
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream butter and sugars in an electric mixture for 1-2 minutes.
- Add eggs and vanilla and beat for another minute.
- Combine dry ingredients (flour, starch, xanthan gum, baking powder, salt and cinnamon) in a separate bowl and slowly add into the butter/sugar bowl.
- Add in oats incrementally, mixing well after each addition.
- Mix in raisins and pecans by hand. Batter will be thick, so make sure to incorporate well.
- Place 2-2 ½ tablespoon-sized balls of dough on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
- Bake cookies for 13-15 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.