Spicy Oatmeal Cookies are one of my brother’s favourites and for good reason. Soft, chewy and golden with spice makes them rather addictive. They’re the perfect autumn cookie in my opinion.
Flipping through my recipe index, I quickly realized I’m in need of more cookie recipes. I know! How is it possible that I have so few in my collection? Cookies are generally simple, easy, and photograph well. It should be bursting with recipes, but sadly it’s not…
Problem number one, is my head down, pushing to make what’s in season, holiday food, game day snacks, etc. Sometimes cookies aren’t the best fit for all that happens throughout the year. Problem number two, not everything screams cookies to me, in fact, I’m a savoury, snack kind of gal. So for these reasons, I’m often opting to make other things. Now that it’s fall, I’m actually thinking about baking and holiday treats, therefore cookies are on my brain, making it easy. But I see now that I need to bake them more often for a variety of different reasons, so there’s plenty of recipes for everyone to pick from. There’s a ton of cookies to be made and with a little focus, I’ll get the cookie category plumped up a little.
Now that I’m done making excuses, let’s have a look at what makes Spicy Oatmeal Cookies wonderful. Molasses, ginger and cinnamon create a richly spiced bite and the plump raisins add to their chewiness. They’re a tasty change from regular oatmeal cookies and possibly your new favourite too. Enjoy!