Oatmeal raisin chocolate cookies with whiskey is my all time favorite afternoon snack. Made in 30 minutes and one bowl, these soft yet chewy cookies made of oats are studded through out with plump raisins and chunks of dark chocolate. I added a shot of whiskey to make things more interesting, but its absolutely optional.
Morning usually begin with a bowl of good old oats most days. Oats followed by some combination of eggs and toast. Its our usual go to, especially since mornings are mad hectic. Between planning meals, mapping out my work for the week, taking a thousand food shots, blogging, staying on top of D’s assignments and the zillion other things that need the loving heart and majorly multi tasking mind of a woman, at times I skip breakfast. Ok. Scratch that. I skip breakfast 4 out of 7 days a week. Not proud but it’s a fact.
Do you what happens after that? Once you don’t have breakfast and let your body starve for such a long period of time, your body starts tapping into your muscle for energy. It doesn’t tap into the fat that’s stored cosily in your ever bulging love handles, nope. The fat remains untouched. Instead it’s the muscles that get tapped into in the search for the energy source. Results: you end up feeling tired even on reaching work at 9am! Of course, you end up drinking more cups of coffee than you want to keep track of, your mind doesn’t seem to grasp everything that’s happening around you as well and in general you become Capt. Groucho Marx to say the least. What? It doesn’t happen to you? Well, it does to me. In exact excruciating detail. But then I end up eating something, typically idli or some sort of grilled cheese and all’s well with the world again.
But how awesome would it be if you could just may be have breakfast on the go? On your commute, while driving or even sitting on that one hour long train/cab ride? There are so so many on the go breakfasts today on the internet. Starting from mason jar salads to smoothies, mini baked omelettes to tiny quiches, everyone is obsessed with making healthy things to grab and eat on their way to living the life of their dreams. And hey make no mistake, “didn’t have time to make breakfast today” just doesn’t cut it anymore.
These super delicious oatmeal raisin chocolate cookies with whiskey are just that.
A blessing in disguise.
An easy snack.
A quick pick me up.
An after school snack.
A midnight indulgence.
And of course, a grab and go breakfast option!
Oatmeal raisin cookies are almost everyone’s childhood favorites apart from brookies and my favorite nankhatai or butter cookies!
Call me weird but as much as I hate icing and fudge, I love a good cookie and brownie. But for me a good cookie must be chewy yet soft, and have a beautiful crunch on the outside. These Oatmeal raisin chocolate cookies with whiskey are just that. Besides being extremely addictive of course!!
Besides who doesn’t love it when you can make yourself cookies with chocolate and whiskey yet feel healthy!? Thanks to the oats here, I know I do.
I found this delicious recipe on Nagi’s blog , Recipe Tin eats. I have known Nagi since the last one year and I am yet to meet a more generous blogger. A complete store house of knowledge, she’s one of those girls who lets in on her secrets and that simply makes her the best. As she mentions in her post, this recipe is probably the BEST in the world, and it originally came from the test kitchens of Cook’s Illustrated where it took them six month’s to develop the recipe for the perfectly moist yet chewy Oatmeal raisin cookies! Check out Nagi’s version and how she perfected it by clicking on the highlighted text above.
As for me, as much as I love oatmeal raisins, I couldn’t resist the urge to stud these cookies with some dark chocolate chunks and God is there anything better than biting into a cookie with chocolate chunks? Not in my world there isn’t! And since we are talking of on the go breakfasts and cookies, how can I not mention these two wonderful dishes by my friends! This delicious and healthy Earl Grey tea infused cocoa smoothie from my dearest friend Christine of Midlife Croissant hits all the right notes. As do these perfect for fall Pumpkin breakfast cookies from Leelalicious. These peanut butter chocolate chunk skillet cookies from Shadi of Unicornsinthekitchen are another great choice. Another absolute favorite of mine are these dark chocolate toasted coconut cookie from one of my dearest friends and blogger Jennifer of Take Two Tapas.
Now the whiskey was more of a spur of the moment thing. The dough seemed a little too thick to me and I knew it would come out dense. As I was looking around for something to add to make it a tad loose, I chanced upon the bottle of Vat69 lurking in my bar cabinet. And there.. Eureka moment!
Of course I went ahead and added whiskey to it. Result? So so good! Cookies that were just perfect, with the slightest hint of whiskey and cinnamon in the air. When you add the whiskey and stir it into the cookie dough, it will smell quite strong and you might get worried about the cookies coming out smelling of whiskey, but honestly, after being baked these Oatmeal raisin chocolate cookie with whiskey had a barely there whiff of whiskey. The baking cooks out the alcohol and there isn’t much difference in the taste either. Although now that I know how this comes out, I might just make a boozier version for the next grown ups potluck 😛 You can omit the whiskey by all means if you don’t have it or don’t use alcohol in cooking. Its great either ways.