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This recipe was taken off of the back of a Raisinets package, and I thought it might be a good batch of cookies to make for our church celebration commemorating our church’s founding and also giving our departing youth leaders a nice farewell party.

Raisinets, for those who aren’t aware or live in a place where they are not available, are put out by the Nestle company and are basically chocolate covered raisons.

I’m sure whatever brand of chocolate covered raisons you use in this would be fine.  These turned out really well, and were especially good right out of the oven.  City Boy and I took them to church and after the celebration only a few cookies were left, so they must have tasted good to everyone else.

Here is the recipe for these tasty cookies.

DELUXE OATMEAL RAISINETS COOKIES

Ingredients:

1-1/4 cups all purpose flour (160 g)

1 teaspoon baking soda (2.7 g)

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (2 g)

1/2 teaspoon salt (2.1 g)

1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened (227 g)

3/4 cups granulated sugar (150 g)

3/4 cups packed brown sugar (165 g)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract (1.5 g)

2 large eggs

3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats (255 g)

1 package (11 oz) Raisinets (311.8 g)

1 cup chopped nuts (140 g)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in small bowl.

Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy.

Beat in eggs; gradually beat in flour mixture.

Stir in oats, Raisinets, and nuts.

Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 9-11 minutes.  Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes about 4-1/2 dozen cookies.

The package says it will make that many, but I don’t think we got quite that many.  This recipe will make enough to satisfy a group anyway.  Most people like oatmeal cookies, so these cookies will be a crowd-pleaser.

I lined my cookie sheets with foil to avoid having to wash them, and the cookies did not stick, even though I used each cookie sheet more than once without changing the foil.  Great timesaver!

I have never been great at getting cookies a uniform size, but it is fairly easy to eyeball these as you are putting them on the cookie sheets.  They seem to do well even if  they are not exactly uniform in size, within reason.

Have fun making these twists on regular oatmeal cookies, and enjoy!