This Subway copycat oatmeal raisin cookies are also the perfect balance between a sweet and nutritious treat. Both oatmeal and raisins are a good source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, as well as antioxidants. Getting the cookies‘ soft and chewy texture may be challenging for first-timers. But don’t fret!
Are oatmeal raisin cookies bad for you? Each cookie has less than 100 calories and about 3 grams of fat. While I would not consider these “healthy” food, they can absolutely fit within a healthy diet. This cookie recipe is not Keto, high in fiber, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free or heart healthy.
- In a medium bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven.
Overmixing develops the gluten in the flour, which can produce tough cookies. When dry ingredients like flour are “scooped” into the measuring cup directly from the container, it compresses, or becomes packed. So you will be adding more flour than called for in the recipe.
Yolks, where all of the fat is in an egg, increase richness, tenderness and flavor. Therefore, if you put an extra egg, you will get a chewier cookie. If you put less, you will get a more crumbly cookie.
Why Do Cookies Get Hard? Like all baked treats, cookies are subject to getting stale. Over time, the moisture in the cookies evaporates, leaving them stiff and crumbly. The longer they sit, the more stale they become.
The heat of the oven will only dry them out more and make them hard as rocks. Microwaving them. If you cover your cookies with a wet paper towel and nuke them for a few seconds, they should soften up enough to eat.
Store the cookies with bread
When you pack up those cookies in a container or storage bag, toss in half a slice of any kind of bread before you seal them up. Basically, the cookies will absorb moisture from the bread, which keeps them nice and soft.
Cookie chemistry: We’re taking a 180° turn from our crunchy cookies, substituting higher-moisture brown sugar and butter for their lower-moisture counterparts: granulated sugar and vegetable shortening. That, plus a shortened baking time, yields a cookie that’s soft and chewy all the way through.
Sugar: Using white sugar or corn syrup in a cookie produces a crisp end product. Corn syrup also browns more readily than some other sugars. Egg: Recipes without egg will yield a flatter, crisper cookie with more spread. Eggs provide moisture for steam which leavens the cookie dough.
Add molasses or honey to your cookies.
Adding a tablespoon of molasses (21g) to your cookie dough will increase the cookies‘ moisture content, giving them a soft, chewy texture. If you’re not fond of molasses’ deep flavor, try a tablespoon of honey.