Recipe Review: Giant Single-Serving Cookie Oatmeal & Raisin by Bigger Bolder Baking

Do oatmeal & raisin cookies ever look beautiful? I do not think so. 

oatmeal & raisin cookies

Hi guys,

Today, I tried the giant Oatmeal & Raisin Cookie recipe from Bigger Bolder Baking. In the spirit of the holidays, I have been trying and reviewing recipes that I feel are very holiday appropriate. This is one of them.

Previously I tried the chocolate crinkle cookie and I loved the results.  Here is my recipe review of the Giant Chocolate Crinkle Cookie.

oatmeal & raisin cookies

The recipe and instructions

The ingredients in this giant oatmeal & raisin cookie recipe are baking essentials that I always have in my pantry. The instructions are easy to understand and follow. If you have all your ingredients organized, you can mix up this cookie dough in about 10 minutes. Mixing this recipe is very simple, it involves creaming your butter and sugar then adding the egg. After adding the egg, you can then mix in the flour, baking soda and raisins until it is just combined.

Keep the cookie dough in the fridge for 15 minutes. When you take it out of the fridge, you roll the dough into a ball and flatten the ball slightly on a cookie sheet. Afterward, the dough is baked for 15-17 minutes. 

However, I made this recipe twice, once as a giant cookie and the second time as a regular sized cookie. I portioned out one tablespoon scoops of cookie dough and baked them for 12 minutes at 160. This batter made 12 one tablespoon sized cookies. 

The texture

The inside of the giant oatmeal & raisin cookie was soft and chewy. The oats and raisins contributed to the chewiness of this cookie 
The outside of these cookies was crunchy and I loved that. 

oatmeal & raisin cookies

This cookie was not gooey but it remained soft even on the next day. The giant oatmeal raisin cookie did not dry out even when I baked this recipe into tablespoon size cookies. 

When baked as a giant cookie, this recipe produced a thick, chewy, and soft cookie. However, when baked in smaller sizes, the edge of the smaller cookies was crisp. Adjust your baking time to suit the size of your cookie. 

The taste

This is the best part of this cookie. When you bite into this giant oatmeal & raisin cookie, you first get the sweetness, then you get the notes of caramel from the sugar in the recipe.  There is also a more mellow flavor from the brown sugar and that works amazingly with the vanilla and the nutty flavor of toasted oats. 

The vanilla flavor is not prominent but it is has a place in the flavor profile of this cookie. The raisins have a dominating flavor that pushes past all the other flavors when you bite into the cookie. I feel the raisins were too much. 

oatmeal & raisin cookies

Is there anything I would do differently with this cookie? 

No, I will keep baking this cookie in Tablespoon servings. I may try this recipe with the addition of some unsweetened desiccated coconut. 

Do I recommend this recipe?

Yes, I love this recipe and suggest that you add the Giant Oatmeal & Raisin cookie to your holiday baking list or dessert spread.

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