My Mom makes these and, like everything my Mom makes, Raisin Crunch cookies are delicious. I enjoy Raisin Crunch Cookies with coffee, because they are crunchy enough to hold up to a quick dunk. To be fair, I enjoy anything with coffee, but still… Happy baking!
Ingredients (Makes 4 dozen)
1 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup oats (I use old fashioned; quick oats will also work)
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup raisin bran cereal (variations such as “Honey Bunches of Oats” also work well)
1 1/4 cups flaked coconut
1/2 cup raisins
Step 1) Cream together butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla. Add flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix well.
Step 2) Fold in cereal, coconut, and raisins.
Step 3) Drop heaping teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 14 – 16 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.
Step 4) Remove from oven and allow cookies to rest on the baking sheets for 4 minutes. This helps them to crisp – and these cookies are supposed to be crispy! After 4 minutes, transfer cookies to cooling racks. Allow to cool completely before covering and storing.