Monday, November 16, 2015

Tastes-Like-Raisinettes Cookies

These are, by far, my husband's favorite cookies. The nutrition profile is pretty healthy for a dessert. I'm still working on reducing the refined sugar. Hope to have a super healthified version coming soon. in the have to make a batch of these. SO delish!

1 cup spelt or whole wheat flour
1⁄3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1⁄4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 t baking powder
1⁄4 t (rounded) baking soda
1⁄4 cup raisins
1⁄4 cup vegan (dairy-free) chocolate chips
3 T raw sugar (I used coconut sugar)
1⁄4 t salt
1⁄3 cup + 1 T pure maple syrup or coconut nectar
1 t blackstrap molasses
1 1⁄2 t pure vanilla extract
1⁄8 cup warm water (plus a bit more if needed to bring dough together)

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat.
In a bowl, combine the flour, oats, and cocoa, sifting in the baking powder and baking soda.
Add the raisins, chips, sugar, and salt, and stir well.
Add the maple syrup, molasses, vanilla, and water to the dry ingredients. Stir until just incorporated. Place spoonfuls of the batter (about 1 tablespoon each) on the prepared baking sheet and flatten a little (if desired). Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven, let cool on the pan for just a minute (not much longer, to prevent drying), then transfer to a cooling rack. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before eating.

NOTE: Store in an airtight container, and warm in the microwave or toaster oven before eating if not freshly made.


  1. How about using dates? Or even a really ripe banana?

    1. That's my next plan! Thanks for the feedback!