That Girl's Rainy Day Cookies

It's pouring rain today and we have company arriving this afternoon...what to make for everyone's enjoyment? How about cookies?!?

I starting grabbing ingredients out of the pantry and came up with this recipe; which is sure to bring sunshine to a rainy day.  It has a bit of everything in it from oatmeal to chocolate chips as well as raisins.  I love using organic sugar (aka unrefined evaporated cane juice) for baking as it creates a nice bit of crispness on the outside and softness in the middle of cookies. We are enjoying some of these Rainy Day cookies with our coffee this morning...we hope you enjoy them too.  Have a great weekend.

That Girl's Rainy Day Cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes; Yields: 48 cookies (4 dozen)

•1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
•1 teaspoon baking soda
•1/2 teaspoon Mediterranean Sea Salt
•1 teaspoon Ground Saigon Cinnamon
•1 cup Organic Sugar (evaporated cane juice)
•1/2 cup packed brown sugar
•1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
•2 large eggs
•2 tablespoons nonfat milk
•2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
•2 1/2 cups Quaker© quick oats
•1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
•1 cup Raisins
•1 cup chopped Walnuts
•1/2 cup shredded Coconut


PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in small bowl. Beat sugars and butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs, milk and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats, morsels, raisins and nuts; mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for 1 minute; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


  1. Marie, we've done a No Bake version of this type of cookie since I was small. Leave out the baking soda, flour & eggs and reduce the butter 1/2 a stick. Reserve the vanilla, coconut, walnuts, raisins and oatmeal. Combine all other ingredients in sauce pan over medium heat until chocolate melts and all is combined. Turn off heat and stir in vanilla, coconut, walnuts, raisins and oatmeal & stir to combine. Drop by teaspoons onto waxed paper line cookie sheets and allow to cool and set.

    *The dark chocolate version can also have 1/2 cup peanutbutter stirred in.

    *Dried cherries or dried cranberries are also good add-ins. Just used your imagination!

    *Same thing can be done w/ white chocolate - we would get the crispy Chinese noodles, Rice Crispies, golden raisins and sliced almonds stirred into that.

    These are super easy and fun to do w/ kids because you don't have to fuss w/ the oven and they can use their imagination for add-ins.

  2. I love oatmeal cookies so this variation sounds delicious! (chocolate, walnuts, and coconut... yum) I'm going to try it.

  3. Excellent ingredients for cookies!
    Just perfect.
    Thank you so much for the share. :)