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Walnut raisin cookies

I know it looks like those are chocolate chips in there. But they're not. It's walnuts and raisins and cinnamon nestled inside the golden dough. These yummy cookies don't have any chocolate chips, so you can totally pretend they're healthy cookies. That means you can have more than one! See what I do for you? You're welcome.

Here's how I made them:

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

While the oven was preheating to 375 degrees (F), I creamed the butter with the brown sugar in a large mixing bowl (I used my stand mixer, but you could do all this by hand). Then I added the egg and vanilla and blended thoroughly. In a separate mixing bowl, I combined the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. The dry ingredients were added to the wet ingredients gradually. To finish the cookie dough, I stirred in the raisins and walnuts.

The dough was dropped onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, two inches apart, and baked until the edges were brown and the centres baked through, which was 10 minutes in my oven. I allowed them to cool on the pan for a few minutes, then transferred them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Well, okay, a few of them were not allowed to cool completely before I started sampling. What? I had to make sure they were good. Again, this is for you. I only share a recipe if it's worth sharing. Then I broke a couple to take photos and I couldn't just leave a sad little broken cookie lying there, so I ate those too. What? They're not chocolate chip.

These are really tasty. Even my raisin-rejecting 3-year-old ate a whole one of these and I didn't find the raisins picked out and lying around anywhere. So he totally ate them. I think. Hmm, perhaps I should look around the house a bit.

How often do you bake cookies? What's your favourite kind of cookie? Do your kids dislike any foods that most kids love?