Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

2 tablespoons whiskey or rum*
2/3 cup raisins*
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup  unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 large egg white
1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups old fashioned oats

1.Preheat oven to 350. Grease a cookie sheet. Sprinkle the whiskey or run over the raisins in a bowl and let stand while you assemble the batter. * 

2.Beat the butter, applesauce, sugars and salt on medium high speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the egg and white, milk and vanilla.  

3.In a seperate medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and cinnamon. Add to the batter and beat just until flour is absorbed. Gently fold in oats. 

4.Scoop out batter by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the prepared bakign sheets, 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake until the cookies are set but still soft in the centers and beginning to brown on the edges, 13 to 18 minutes. 

5.Let cool on a wire rack. ENJOY!

*I omitted the rum-soaked raisins and swapped them out for 1 cup chocolate chips. 
** I added an additional 1/4 cup flour for fluffier cookies.

I found the recipe here.


Erin Spenc said...

I've used a recipe before where you soak the raisins in apple juice or water if you choose. They are great and plump in the cookies!