Raisins are one of those super-divisive foods that can bring out the passionate opinions in even the most placid of folks. See also: olives, cilantro, avocados, mushrooms.

I actually like all of these foods. Especially raisins. Those silly raisin-haters don’t know what they’re missing. A bowl of oatmeal is incomplete without ’em, for instance.  Okay, I’ll admit I don’t really like them (or much of anything) in my carrot cake, but I find plenty more places for them than not. And Raisinets – chocolate-covered raisins? Yes, please. I would like to find them just about anywhere.

Like in these cookies, for instance.

Dark chocolate Raisinet oatmeal cookies | Kitchen Treaty

Chocolate chips + oatmeal cookies are good. Raisins + oatmeal cookies are good. So I thought, how about chocolate-covered raisins in oatmeal cookies?

Dark chocolate Raisinet oatmeal cookies | Kitchen Treaty

Also good, as it turns out. Really good. Especially when you use the dark chocolate Raisinets, but regular Raisinets do just fine too. They may even convert a few raisin-haters out there. You’d think that’s impossible, but I witnessed it in my own home when my guy requested another one of these. And another.

Now to get him to come around to avocados.

Dark chocolate Raisinet oatmeal cookies | Kitchen Treaty
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 8 mins
Total: 18 mins

Dark Chocolate Raisinet Oatmeal Cookies

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Chocolate chips + oatmeal cookies are good. Raisins + oatmeal cookies are good. So I thought, how about chocolate-covered raisins in oatmeal cookies? Also good, as it turns out. Really good. Especially when you use the dark chocolate Raisinets, but regular Raisinets do just fine.
Yield: 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 heaping cup dark chocolate Raisinets

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In the large bowl of a stand mixer afixed with the beater attachment or in a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar together until fluffy, about two to three minutes.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add the vanilla and mix well.
  • Place a sifter over the bowl and sift in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the oats. Mix until blended.
  • Stir in the Raisinets.
  • Place in rounded tablespoonfuls on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for about 8 minutes, until they look set and the edges begin to look golden.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for about five minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool the rest of the way.
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