The addition of cinnamon makes these Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies a delicious twist on a classic cookie!
Why are oatmeal raisin cookies so polarizing? If there was ever a large gathering of cookies, oatmeal raisin would most certainly have to sit at the kid’s table in the corner. Why is that? (Also, I feel like I need an invitation to the aforementioned large gathering of cookies. Because sometimes I feel like I was the Cookie Monster in a previous life. Nom nom nom all the cookies…)
My wife scoffs at oatmeal raisin cookies and says they are just breakfast masquerading in cookie form. Sure, oats and raisins often show up in breakfast recipes. But oatmeal raisin cookies are most definitely not breakfast food. I’ve even heard her call oatmeal raisin cookies “a waste of a good cookie.” Harsh.
I told her she was wrong, and I told her I’d make a batch of oatmeal raisin cookies that would turn her into a believer. Or maybe it would turn her into the Cookie Monster. “C is for cookie…that’s good enough for me…”
Little did my wife know, but I had a secret up my sleeve on this one. (On a side note, she should have known I had something planned…more often than not, I am up to something.) I had her uncle’s tried-and-true recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies.
Her uncle has been making huge batches of cookies for every family gathering since my wife was a little girl. He even made something like 300+ cookies for a cookie table at our wedding reception. Sure, that might have been a bit sneaky of me to pull out his recipe…but you know what they say: all’s fair in love and war. And this was most definitely war.
I hit the kitchen armed with the secret (well, formerly secret) family recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies. I added some cinnamon chips to this cookie because, well, cinnamon just makes everything better. Less than an hour later, my weapon was complete. I was looking at three trays of golden brown oatmeal raisin cookies. The smell alone should have been enough to convince my wife of the greatness that is the oatmeal raisin cookie, but she said she was waiting until she could eat one the cookies. The nerve.
It only took one bite. One single, little bite. My wife was hooked. She actually called these Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies delicious. This from the woman who once scoffed at oatmeal raisin cookies. This recipe did it’s job. It proved to her that Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies most definitely belong at the adult table. (In case you’re wondering, I did fess up and tell her that I used her uncle’s recipe. She told me she didn’t mind and reached for another cookie off the tray.)
Do these Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies belong at the adult table?
Was using her uncle’s recipe a low blow?