• Maple Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

    filed under: Chocolate Cookies on December 1, 2011

    These cookies are inspired by something my mom shared at Thanksgiving this year.  I had one and was hooked.  I may have had three or four.  In the closet.  Cause I was stuffin my face ya’ll.

    So I rushed home and tried to recreate it as best I knew how.

    It is a jazzed up oatmeal cookie with a delectable maple glaze. Turns out it is from famous bakery!!

    That maple glaze is so rich, so complimentary to that subtle sweet spicy cookie, its like a match made in cookie heaven.

    I will never be able to eat a plain oatmeal cookie again.

    And when I say never I mean I totally will I am just being overly dramatic.

    Maple Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


        • 3 c rolled oats (I used organic)
        • 1/4 c PURE maple syrup (I used organic)
        • 2 tbsp. butter
        • 1/4 c ripe mashed banana
        • 1 c raisins
        • 1 tsp. vanilla
        • 2 extra large eggs
        • 2 sticks unsalted butter
        • 1 1/4 c brown sugar
        • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
        • 1 tsp. cinnamon
        • 1 tsp. baking soda
        • 1 1/2 c AP flour
        • 1 c powder sugar


        1. In mixer on low speed, cream together vanilla, eggs, banana, sugar and 2 sticks room temp. butter. Turn off mixer and add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, raisins and oats. Turn mixer to low for 30 seconds, then medium for about a minute. Do not overmix.
        2. Place batter in freezer for 15 minutes or fridge for one hour. Using 1/4 measuring cup (or ice cream scoop), scoop batter onto parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 8-12 minutes on 350.
        3. For GLAZE: Melt 2 tbsp butter and PURE maple syrup over medium low heat until fully incorporated. Remove from heat and add 1 cup powder sugar. Pour 1-2 tbsp of glaze over each cookie.

        I adapted the spice cookie recipe from the amazing Deb from smitten kitchen. The maple glaze recipe is my own.

        Seriously.  I bet you have everything to make these in your pantry.

        If you are opposed to the banana in there, by all means just leave it out.

        And although I recommend using PURE (organic even) Maple Syrup, if you don’t have any and want to make these, you can substitute the other stuff.

         These cookies are sure to be a family favorite!

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        These look incredible delicious Amanda! As always :). I would love some right now!

        I am a on a search for my mothers oatmeal recipe.This isn’t it but it is going to be DELIsH!!!

        I was just about to try both your recipe and smitten kitchen’s at the same time. I was dividing your recipe in half and noticed that even though you doubled everything from deb’s recipe, you both use one stick of butter. Did you happen to forget to double it here?

        These look fabulous! I love maple icing 🙂

        These look delicious!

        These cookies look great. And the maple glaze? Drool.

        Oh, goodness, these look so delicious. I think I’ll make them for a cookie swap this weekend! How many cookies does this recipe make?

        Thanks for the inspiration!

        These look amazing! I’m totally looking for more reasons to eat powdered sugar glaze, no kidding. I look forward to trying these!

        the maple frosting looks flibben awesome. I definitely have a desire for mapley goodness lately. Although I might omit the raisins. I just don’t like them in cookies, never have. Would craisins be too tart I wonder?

        Made these cookies but skipped the glaze and added a little more white sugar and they were AMAZING! My husband said they were the best oatmeal cookies he had ever had 🙂

        OMG Amanda these look FANTASTIC!!

        I just went to make these cookies and I have a question for you. The ingredients list calls for 2 sticks and 2 tablespoons of butter. However, in the directions, only 1 stick and 2 tablespoons are mentioned. Which is correct? Thanks! 🙂

          Oh goodness! I am so sorry. You need two sticks of butter, not one. My apologies!

            I made these and mine were heavy and dense what did I do wrong I didn’t have extra leg eggs so I used 3 large instead.

        I love oatmeal raisin cookies and the glaze just puts it over the top! Fantastic.

        I am a fan of oatmeal raisin cookies… So, I know I will LOVE these. Cannot wait to try them. I may have to swap these for the cookies I was planning to bake for our family cookie swap on Saturday!

        i could just drink that maple glaze. these look and sound sooo good. just bookmarked! thanks for sharing!! ^__^

        OH WOW! Just made these and they are A M A Z I N G !!! The glaze is what takes it to the next level. Thank you Amanda this one is a keeper

          YAY!! I am so happy to hear that. I have to agree… that glaze is what I just adore about this recipe. I am SO, so glad you used it! Many blessings to you!

        They look better (and probably taste better) than the ones we had at Thanksgiving. 🙂

        I need these. I am pretty sure that everything is better with glaze.

        Oatmeal is my very favorite cookie. I don’t even let the raisins in to interfere with the oatmeal and spices-but maple, well,that would be another story. Sounds delish! I once had a carrot cake at a friends house with maple frosting instead of the usual cream cheese. Boy, was that a winner! Thanks for all of your sharing Amanda!

        Allison saw these and said we HAVE to try them soon!

        Thanks for linking up, I featured this post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2011/holiday-foods/

        Have a Merry Christmas!


        Without a doubt the best oatmeal cookies I have ever eaten in my life! Went over huge with friends and family I baked Christmas cookies for, these are going in my ‘make forever’ recipe book!

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