Chewy Oat Cookies with Raisins and Coconut

Posted by: EatFree

>> Vegetarian

There are three tricks to a chewy cookie-use raw muscavado sugar, vegetable based shortening, and under-bake the cookies. As usual, make sure to purchase a vegetable shortening that is non-hydrogenated.


  • 8 tablespoons all-vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup light raw muscavado sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup 100% whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened


  1. Whisk together shortening and raw sugar.  Whisk in egg and vanilla.  Set aside.
  2. Combine dry ingredients-flour, oats, baking soda, salt, raisins, and coconut.
  3. Combine wet and dry ingredients.  Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Scoop cookie dough using an ice cream scooper.  Flatten with bottom of measuring cup to about 1/2 inch thick.  Bake for 15 minutes (they will look under-baked).  Let cool and enjoy!
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