Adventures in the Kitchen, DessertsJumbo Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

Jumbo Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

From the 5/2005 Everyday Food magazine, page 114.

Makes 20, prep time 20 minutes, total time 1 hour.

1.5 cups all-purpose flour, sifted and leveled
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 t vanilla
2.5 cups rolled oats
2 cups raisins
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut

1. Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
2. With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Add flour mixture; beat just until combined. Add oats, raisins, and coconut; beat just until combined.
3. Drop level 1/4-cup measures of dough, 1.5 inches apart, onto baking sheets.
4. Bake until cookies have spread and are golden-brown and soft to the touch, 18-20 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Cool 5 minutes on sheets; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Freeze and bake: Freeze unbaked cookies on baking sheet until firm, about 30 minutes. Transfer to resealable plastic bags; keep up to 6 months. Bake as many as you need (without thawing): place 1.5 inches apart on a baking sheet, and bake 20-25 minutes.

My comments: I of course don’t sift or whisk the dry ingredients, and I use less butter than it calls for. I use unsweetened coconut. I did freeze and re-bake them, quite successfully. I recommend them.

Categories: Adventures in the Kitchen, Desserts


  1. Debbie

    September 29, 2005 2:05 pm

    THANK YOU! I recently saw an episode of Everyday Food when I was randomly surfing channels and they showed this recipe. Their website, however, did not publish the recipe! Did the unsweetened coconut work out okay in the cookies? I have some leftover that I'd love to use up! Did you use the same amount as it called for sweetened coconut?
  2. me

    October 11, 2005 6:27 pm

    Hi Debbie: The unsweetened coconut worked just fine ... it was plenty sweet for us. I just subbed 1-for-1; I find that in general we prefer baked goods a bit less sweet than recipes usually call for so it was just fine. I hope you enjoy the cookies ... my kids love them!

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