In defense of the Oatmeal Raisin

The oatmeal raisin cookie continues to survive despite being much maligned..

I’ve met people boasting themselves to be cookie lovers, snubbing the oatmeal raisin cookie. I’ve been to events where the oatmeal raisin is the last to be chosen. At bake sales, volunteer bakers flushed with embarrassment when patrons discovered they used raisins instead of chocolate chips. Within my social circle, I am one of the few that loves oatmeal raisin cookies.
Sometimes I feel utterly alone.

Some children view oatmeal as boring, ‘healthy stuff’. Therefore, It is possible that those who still dismiss this cookie are doing so out of the childhood bias that oatmeal is too healthy to merit indulgence. They could not be more wrong. The oatmeal raisin cookie belongs in the cookie hall of fame right up there with other beloved favorites.

Defending the oatmeal raisin cookie

1. Its possible that you’ve eaten the wrong cookie so its time you tried a better oatmeal raisin cookie.

I’d like to apolgize if you’ve had an oatmeal raisin cookie with hard -as-rocks raisins. This slight is insupportable, and the institution that served this to you should be chastized.

The ideal oatmeal raisin cookie is soft and chewy on the inside, while crispier on the outside. The correct amount of oatmeal and butter will retain moisture which means it will not dry out, but stay delicious the next day. To add, the raisins are not of cheap quality but plump and sweet. Click here for a proven recipe.

2. Eating oatmeal raisin demonstrates maturity

Many children scoff at oatmeal because of the impression of it being ‘too healthy’ to taste good’. Some adults still think this too. However, its time to put aside outdated biases and finally come of age. Choosing this cookie demonstrates that one has received an education that oatmeal, while being wholesome, also tastes amazing.

3. Its versatilty is legit

Oatmeal is one of those ingredients that you can add stuff to, and it doesn’t take away from the delicious experience. This trend continues with the oatmeal raisin cookie. It will only get better if you add chocolate chunks, coconut, walnuts, spices, etc. Cue the flavor party in your mouth!

4. The oatmeal raisin expands flavor tolerance

The ideal oatmeal raisin cookie will be flavorful due in part to the spice blend. ( The spices can be a mixture of ginger, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon). This blend helps one develop tolerance for other flavors, and naturally expands your palette. So don’t be boring! With the oatmeal raisin cookie, you can boast of having experience with ancient spices and traditions.

5. Speaking of traditions, its a classy, homestyle cookie

The aura of the oatmeal raisin cookie reminds us of baking with grandma, and the wonderful memories we have from thanksgiving with our friends and family. Its hard to beat this level of class, its simply timeless!

I’m going to go get some oatmeal raisin cookies today . Will you?

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