Friday, March 23, 2012

Mini Oatmeal Cookies

Mini Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.  Storm Troopers LOVE them.
It's the last weekday of Spring Break 2012.  Yesterday we went to the Omaha Zoo, and today, I felt the need to bake something "new."  These are basically Shakespeare Oatmeal Cookies in miniature form.  I like my Crisp Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies so much, that I decided I needed to miniaturize my favorite oatmeal cookie as well.  The only difference is that I added some finely chopped raisins to this batch, and I like them that way.  I intended for these to turn out crisp as well, but these are still chewy.  Hmmm...  Chewy oatmeal cookies are always good.  It might be the humidity today, or perhaps I need to leave them in the oven for another minute.  I'll try that with the next pan to go in.  The raisins, though, I think, will continue to make them soft.
Just consider these a cute, tiny way to enjoy a good oatmeal cookie...or two...or ten.

Mini Oatmeal Cookies


  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped raisins (optional)


Preheat oven to 350°.
Sift flour, salt, soda, & spices together.  Stir in oats.
Cream butter & sugars.  Beat in egg.  Stir in dry ingredients and blend well. Stir in chopped raisins.   
Scoop 1/2 teaspoon of dough and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet, 1 inch apart.  Bake at 350° for 7-8 minutes, or until puffed in the middle, and set around the edges.  Allow cookies to cool on wire rack.

Makes about 9-10 dozen miniature cookies, I think.

Mini Oatmeal Cookies
Mini Oatmeal Cookies sans raisins


  1. You say "Cream butter, shortening, & sugars." What shortening? How much? It's not listed and is it really needed?

    1. Sorry about that. I was being lazy and copied and pasted my Shakespeare Oatmeal Cookie recipe. I used all butter for this instead part butter/part shortening. I'll fix that right now. :)

    2. Shortening was Crisco or margarine which was used in place of butter because it was believed to be a better diet. Actually, Crisco was developed to provide a vegetable fat to kosher families before the advent of margarine. Most experts agree that margarine is not as healthy as was once believed and Crisco is the least healthy of the three. Ages ago, people used tallow or lard when looking for a substitute for butter.

  2. You say beat in eggs. Ingredients call for 1 large egg. Is 1 right? Doesn’t seem like enough wet ingredients

    1. Thanks for letting me know about my typo. It's just supposed to be one large egg. I've fixed it.


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