Our delicious remake of this kid favorite calls for half the butter and sugar of traditional recipes but packs just as much flavor. To help keep the cookies moist, we soak the raisins before adding them into the dough, along with a bit of the reserved raisin water. The result: a healthier treat that's crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside, and chock-full of plump, juicy raisins.
*Quick oats have been cut and processed for faster cooking. They should not be confused with rolled (or old-fashioned) oats, which require longer cooking, or instant oats, which are precooked.
Why sift? Flour becomes compacted when it's shipped, which can lead to inaccurate measuring. Sifting adds air and yields lighter, fluffier baked goods. If you don't own a sifter or sieve, you can whisk your flour for similar results.
Did you know?
Oats are a good source of iron, manganese, and magnesium.