Kid approved and kid craved, these spiced honey oatmeal raisin cookies are a huge hit! They are especially good on a cold day with a warm cup of tea or hot chocolate. The perfect treat!
Spiced Honey Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Is there anything better than curling up with a warm drink and a delicious, soft, sweet cookie? Add in a fireplace and a great book and that describes the perfect evening! But to make that evening perfect, you need the perfect cookie. I’ve made a lot of cookies over the years, but these spiced honey oatmeal raisin cookies have something special about them. They are like the ultimate comfort food. From the fantastic texture, to the copious amounts of oatmeal that can trick your mind into thinking they are healthy, these cookies are simply perfect.
BUT there is one big issue. If you are making cookies for your own special evening, make sure you hide a few. Kids love these cookies too and they will disappear faster than you can blink!
Ingredients for Spiced Honey Oatmeal Raisin Cookies:
1 cup butter (softened)
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup raisins
Directions for Spiced Honey Oatmeal Raisin Cookies:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Soak raisins in water for 5 minutes, then drain.
In a large bowl combine butter, honey, coconut oil (warm slightly if required, I need to use the microwave here in Canada to soften these ingredients first so they combine). Add brown sugar, white sugar and eggs. Cream together until smooth.
In a second bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. I often go a little heavier handed with the cinnamon. Love cinnamon in my cookies!
Add the dry mixed ingredients to the first wet bowl and mix.
Stir in oatmeal and raisins (you can also add chocolate chips, nuts or other dried fruit if you wish).
Place on ungreased cookie sheet. I use a large teaspoon as my measurement. Leave as a rounded ball and allow room for the cookies to spread as they bake.
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes. I found it really depends on my cookie sheet how long they need to stay in the oven. Watch for the bottoms to just start to brown around the edges, then pull them. Allow them to sit on the hot cookie sheets for another 2 minutes before removing. Allow them to cool. If you try and pick them up too quickly they may fall apart, once they cool a bit they should stay together.
Enjoy with a warm cup of tea or hot chocolate! The spices in these cookies are the perfect compliment to a warm drink and make these cookies an extra special treat.