The Extra Oatmeal Cookie Step For Plumper Raisins

When it comes to oatmeal cookie recipes, the variations are endless. From adding in pieces of chocolate and toasted nuts to experimenting with the kind of flour used to make raw cookie dough, bakers can put endless creative spins on a well-loved recipe. Zucchini oatmeal cookies offer a healthy alternative on the beloved treat, while no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies provide chefs an oven-free option.

The best oatmeal raisin cookie recipes deliver a perfect balance of wholesome sweetness. Served right out of the oven, oatmeal cookies are chewy, gooey treats that make for the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. Understandably, bakers have their preferences when it comes to making morsels to share, and if you're adding dried raisins to your oatmeal batter, you may have an intended effect of texture and taste. Yet before you prepare your batch of cookie dough for cookies ready for a hot oven, we have an easy suggestion for you to try to spruce up your recipe.

Sweetness with every bite

Celebrity baker Duff Goldman advises at-home bakers to soak both oatmeal and dried raisins before making the dough for oatmeal cookies. Soaking raisins before using them rehydrates the ingredients and the plump, juicy pieces of fruit will add an extra chewy bite to each morsel served.

Simply soak the raisins in hot water to plump them and drain them on a paper towel before adding them to your batch of cookie dough. If you miss this step, your rehydrated raisins could add extra moisture to your cookies and watered-down dough isn't the easiest to work with. Depending on your chosen recipe, you can also try this rehydrating trick with dried cranberries, blueberries, or apricots to make oatmeal cookies that deliver extra-satisfying bites of deliciousness. The result is a chewy cookie that serves up satisfying texture and structure while simultaneously moving up the ranks of top cookie flavors.