Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Wednesday, 6th April 2011

I sent my daughter, Liana, to the market the other day to pick up a few things we needed and she returned not only with the items I asked for but also with freshly baked, still warm Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. The problem?  There were only 3 left! They were so inviting she enjoyed two on the way home.  If you ask me, a package of 5 is just a tease.  Don’t you agree?

A photo of a stack of Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.

5 cookies?  What was she thinking?  With a mere 3 left I knew I would have to remedy this situation at once.  While gathering my ingredients, butter, eggs, brown sugar, rolled oats…I noticed that I had some white chocolate on hand.

A photo of Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies cooling on a wire rack.

The allure of the creamy white chocolate oozing throughout a tender oatmeal cookie was much too hard to resist and I added it to my armful of ingredients.

A photo of five Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with White Chocolate Chunks and Almonds placed in a row on a white rectangular dish.

Then, while I was rifling in the kitchen for my raisins I noticed the almonds, I thought hmmm, why not? So here we have it, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with White Chocolate Chunks and Almonds.

A photo of Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins mise en place; white chocolate chunks, raisins, almonds and rolled oats.

I wanted to achieve a slightly different texture; the bakery-style cookie was thin and chewy.  I wondered if they would remain that way once cooled.  It ended up being a rhetorical question because they disappeared long before they had time to cool.

A photo of a baking tray of Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with White Chocolate Chunks and Almonds straight from the oven.

We prefer a thick and chewy cookie so I thought it best to chill the cookie dough overnight to prevent the dough from spreading.  The temptation to bake them straight away was difficult, but I resisted.

A photo taken of a heap of Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies on a wire rack.

Sometimes I wonder how my afternoon gets redirected from one little event.  But I’m glad it did.  Don’t you think it’s the little side trips that can really make life worthwhile?  I wasn’t thinking about oatmeal cookies on this day, but once the idea was planted, I was ready for them.

A photo of a plate of oatmeal cookies and a glass of milk.

These cookies turned out just how I imagined, thick, chewy and tasty.  I noticed the cookie jar is more than half empty this morning.  Perhaps, someone (Matt, my son) enjoyed them a little too much?

A photo taken of 3 Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, placed in a row, one behind the other on a wooden board.

I think I may have to send Liana to the market more often!

A close up photo of a Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie.

A photo of 3 Oatmeal Raisin Cookies cooling on a small, parchment lined wire rack and a glass of milk.

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Comments (18)

18 Responses to “Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with White Chocolate Chunks and Almonds”

  1. Hester aka The Chef Doc Says:

    Hooray for chewy oatmeal raisin cookies! Over the last year I’ve been using dried cranberries instead of raisins. But oomph, the white chocolate chunks and almonds? Genius :-)

  2. Grace Says:

    I was thinking about switching it up and adding cranberries, will have to try next time. Would be amazing with the white chocolate.

  3. Barida Says:

    I agree- a pack of 5 is definitely a tease! these cookies looks delicious, I can almost imagine their taste and feel the smell! :)

  4. Cookin' Canuck Says:

    Your cookies looks so thick and hearty. I’ll bet they beat the ones from the market by a mile.

  5. Lauren at Keep It Sweet Says:

    Those are some great looking cookies!

  6. marla {family fresh cooking} Says:

    These cookies look amazing!

  7. Maria Says:

    My kind of cookie!

  8. Jeanette Says:

    Isn’t it funny how a day can change with just a small event? These cookies look so inviting!

  9. Christina @ This Woman Cooks! Says:

    I love oatmeal cookies with white chocolate! It pairs so well. Definitely try with cranberries, also a perfect combination. :)

  10. Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels Says:

    I LOVE Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. What a great idea to add white chocolate chunks and almonds. :) I wish I had one of these cookies right now!

  11. Medeja Says:

    Great ingredients and beautiful cookies!

  12. fooddreamer Says:

    I think white chocolate is a perfect match for oatmeal cookies. I put them in with dried cherries and it was heavenly!

  13. Kita Says:

    Those are lovely little cookies!

  14. Fran {The Flavorful Fork} Says:

    Yum! I just love that old board and milk bottle!

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  17. Jackie Says:


    What are shaved almonds?

  18. Grace Massa Langlois Says:

    Happy New Year Jackie, they are thinly sliced almonds, I usually purchase them at Costco or the Bulk Store (rare occasion). Here’s a pic –

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