Wednesday, February 19, 2014

In the Kitchen with Jason: Maple Raisin Oatmeal Cookies


Jess really loves maple syrup. It's probably a good thing that we make our own. She was very insistent that we try out this recipe, and I'm really glad we did. This is a unique cookie with a great flavor. If you have a cookie swap in your future, this would be a great one to make. We found the original recipe in the December 2013 Family Circle magazine.

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup white flour 
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 Tbsp maple syrup 
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup powdered sugar 
Directions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. 
  2. In another bowl, beat butter, sugar and 1/4 cup of maple syrup. Beat in egg until just combined. 
  3. Pour in flour and beat on low until just combined. Stir in oats and raisins. 
  4. Drop scant tablespoon-sized rounds of batter on baking sheets. Be sure to leave at least 2 inches between all of the rounds. 
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  6. In a bowl, beat powdered sugar, 3 Tbsp maple syrup and 1 Tbsp water on low until well combined. Drizzle over cooled cookies with a spoon. 
The original recipe indicates you'll have 36 cookies. Our balls of batter were slightly too large; we managed to get 24. If you do get 36, this cookie has about 90 calories. Ours had about 140, and they were worth every bite. 

Please enjoy! 

Chef Jason 

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