Alex cooks almost 100% of the meals we eat (I am so incredibly lucky to have this man in my life) but I am the prominent baker in the relationship. Watching Alex cook has started to influence how I bake though. I used to be one of those bakers who stuck to the recipe perfectly and never tried to add any extras or improvise. Alex is a notorious recipe-breaker, and one day I decided to take a page from his book and try to make my own cookie recipe. And oh, what a delicious page it turned into.
Ladies and gentlemen, today I'd like to share with you my Chocolate Chip Chai Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.
Could you make these cookies without the raisins? Sure, but why would you? They add a wonderful extra chewy texture, and a nice natural sweetness. Also, you can say you're eating fruit, and justify an extra cookie.
Finally, add the chocolate chips. There should be no bite of cookie without at least one chocolate chip or one raisin. And don't feel like you have to go for gourmet chocolate chips. A bag of Hershey's semi-sweet chips is all anyone needs. In life, and in cookies.
Recipe: Chocolate Chip Chai Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 10-15 Minutes | Difficulty: Easy | Servings: 2-dozen Cookies
- 1 cup White Sugar
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 cup Shortening
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1 tbsp Baking Soda
- 1 1/2 tsp Salt
- 3 tbsp Chai Mix
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 3 cups Oats
- 1 cup Raisins
- 1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream together shortening and sugars in a large bowl.
In another bowl, beat eggs and vanilla. Carefully add to sugar mixture. Mix well.
In another bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, salt, chai mixture, and cinnamon. Add flour mixture to wet ingredients and mix until smooth.
Mix in oats, raisins, and chocolate chips until thoroughly combined.
Drop spoonfuls of dough onto greased cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.
Bake at 350 degrees 10-15 minutes until cookies are golden brown. Transfer to cooling racks as soon as cookies are set.