Chocolate Raisin Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

These are big, robust, wonderful cookies- – jam packed with stuff; you can vary the stuff by substituting milk or white chocolate chips, any kind of dried fruit and any kind of nut because what makes these unique is that there is a little bit of everything in them. All the combos just seem to work. These giant cookies are almost like trail mix in a cookie- which make them particularly great for camping trips.

Chocolate Raisin Walnut Oatmeal Cookies
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Serves: 3-4 dozen
  • 1 cup (1/2 pound/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Quick or Old Fashioned Oats, pulsed well in a food processor
  • 2 cups all purpose white flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 cups dark raisins or craisins
  • 2 cups lightly toasted and cooled walnuts
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips or butterscotch chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Place the butter and sugars in the bowl of a mixer fitted with a paddle and mix until smooth and creamy.
  3. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the eggs, one at a time, and vanilla, mixing well between additions.
  4. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and mix until everything is well incorporated.
  5. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the raisins, walnuts and chips and mix again.
  6. Drop the dough by heaping tablespoons about 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet. Alternatively, you can roll the dough into a log.
  7. Transfer the cookie sheet to the oven and bake until the cookies begin to brown at the edges and are still soft in the middle, about 12 minutes.
  8. Cool on the cookie sheet and repeat with remaining dough.