Rating: 4.33 stars
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

These chewy, spicy, oatmeal raisin cookies are healthier with more white whole wheat flour and less sugar than the original recipe. We also use all butter and no shortening.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
2 mins
total:
27 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt in a bowl.

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  • Beat butter, brown sugar, and white sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into butter mixture before adding next. Beat in vanilla extract with last egg. Mix in flour mixture until just incorporated. Fold in rolled oats and raisins; mixing just enough to evenly combine. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and place 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.

  • Bake in preheated oven until light and golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool for 2 minutes before cooling completely on a wire rack. Store in airtight container.

Editor's Note:

This recipe is a healthier version of Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.

Nutrition Facts

123 calories; protein 2g; carbohydrates 16.2g; fat 5.9g; cholesterol 23.9mg; sodium 109.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2013
Cookies did not spread out at all. If you want flatter cookies you may want to press them down a little with the bottom of a glass before baking. The addition of cloves really did give the cookies a nice spicy flavor. I also added a cup of chopped pecans. Not overly sweet so even makes a nice grab and go breakfast with yogurt or milk. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/05/2012
These were not bad but they didn't taste like the regular oatmeal cookie either. I could tell that it had less sugar. I often use reduced fat ingredients in many recipes but when it comes to cookies I prefer to use the standard recipe. I will probably stick with the original recipe instead of making this one. Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
06/04/2012
These were not bad but they didn't taste like the regular oatmeal cookie either. I could tell that it had less sugar. I often use reduced fat ingredients in many recipes but when it comes to cookies I prefer to use the standard recipe. I will probably stick with the original recipe instead of making this one. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2013
Cookies did not spread out at all. If you want flatter cookies you may want to press them down a little with the bottom of a glass before baking. The addition of cloves really did give the cookies a nice spicy flavor. I also added a cup of chopped pecans. Not overly sweet so even makes a nice grab and go breakfast with yogurt or milk. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2013
I made a healthier change: replace 1/2 cup butter with 1/4 cup grape seed oil. So one stick of butter and 1/4 grape seed oil. Polyunsaturated fats can have a beneficial effect on your health when consumed in moderation and when used to replace saturated fats (butter). Polyunsaturated fats can help reduce the cholesterol levels in your blood and lower your risk of heart disease. Also I substituted the white sugar with 2 tablespoons of Stevia baking blend. They came out delicious! Crunchy on outside chewy on inside. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2012
These were a big hit at work and at home! They did not rise or change shape really so they didn't look "pretty" but they're going strong and kept well in tins and in the cookie jar. I added 1/2 cup walnuts and used half golden raisins and half regular raisins. I was generous with the spices too adding extra cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice in addition to the ground cloves. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/19/2015
More of a breakfast cookie than a "cookie" cookie but pretty good. To make it healthier I used 1/2 coconut oil and 1/2 butter. I also subbed palm sugar and honey in place of the brown and white sugars. Turned out quite good Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2013
Awesome cookies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2013
This recipe is perfect if you want soft and flavorful cookies. The addition of whole wheat flour less sugar and no trans fats adds to my excitement of this recipe. My small 'grand'people are coming this week and I know it will be difficult to limit the number of cookies they will eat. They're gonna love them. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2016
These are really good. The only thing I did differently is add in addition to the raisins 1/3 of a cup of white chocolate. Very Very Good. Read More