Healthier Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe -
Healthier Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe
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Healthier Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    27 mins


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 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.


8 Ratings

May 17, 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.

Dec 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.

Nov 17, 2013

Awesome cookies.

Mar 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.

Mar 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


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  • Calories
  • 123 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.2 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 109 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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