This particular recipe is a spin-off of a favorite growing up from my Uncle Gary (who is an amazing cook). I added some more cocoa and a little more salt (I also nixed the walnuts–not my thang). I really like salted sweets lately…you know like peanut butter and chocolate or pretzels M&Ms or saltine crackers with Nutella spread on top. I love the contrast of the flavors. Now you’re probably wondering why I chose to keep the raisins in these cookies. And I actually have to tell you the raisins make these cookies better…not worse. I know, right?! Crazy town. To me raisins usually ruin recipes about 95% of the time. These cookies fall into the 5%. Because there is so much chocolate in these cookies the raisins kind of take on the flavor of Raisinets…which are a great candy (another odd case in that 5%). If you like chocolate-y, chewy cookies with lots of texture these are the cookies for you!
butter with sugars, vanilla and salt. Let it cream for about 3 minutes.
It will change consistency and color.
and raisins. Stir until combined, but do not overmix.
cookie and form dough into balls. Place on a parchment lined cookie
sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for about 14 minutes. The cookies
won’t look done but they are! Remove from the oven and let sit on the
cookie sheet for about 2 minutes. Gently pull the parchment paper off the
cookie sheet onto the counter (with the cookies still on it). Let the
cookies cool a bit and then enjoy! Store leftovers in an airtight
container. They will stay good for about 2 days or for 1 month in the freezer.
P.S. Love dessert? Check out these others (click on the picture to get the recipe):
Karen, I have the same hobby! Seems like I would find the "perfect" cookie and keep making those. Do you have a favorite cookie recipe…or do you just keep trying different ones?
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I go through phases. Sometimes I'll use one recipe several times in a row. Right now i'm just hopping from cookie recipe to cookie recipe! 🙂
so, which are better? These or your double chocolate with coconut (the brownie-like ones?) These have twice the butter…but also have oats. Debatable, I guess. 🙂
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Personally I would probably choose the other one's although these are a close second!