Today was a rainy and cool day that kept us from playing outside during the day. There is something about rainy days that makes me want to bake but I wanted to bake something for my kids that was not just chocolate and white flour ingredients. I decided to try to bake a recipe for Oatmeal Raisin cookies with whole wheat flour, rolled oats and raisins.

If you have ever stopped at Great Harvest Bread Company and tried one of their cookies you know how good they are and you don’t feel totally guilty because they are made with natural ingredients and whole grains. I searched and found an adapted recipe for Great Harvest Bread Companies Chocolate Chip cookies that I edited to make Oatmeal Raisin cookies.
They are fantastic! Mmmmmmmm!

2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
2 Cups Brown Sugar, Packed
1 Cup Butter, Softened
2 Cups Rolled Oats
2 Eggs
1 1/2 Tablespoons Molasses
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Tablespoon Milk
2 Cups Raisins (I used Golden Raisins)

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees

Combine Brown Sugar, Molasses, Vanilla, Eggs, Milk in a stand mixer.
Combine Dry Ingredients and add to Brown Sugar Mixture and blend
Add Raisins and mix until well blended.

Bake at 350 for 12-13 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, remove and finish cooling on cooling rack. Makes 4 dozen normal sized cookies or if you want giant cookies, use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to measure 24 giant cookies.