So…. my poor yet amazing boyfriend has been in the hospital for a week and let me tell you, hospital “food” is not only depressing it is disgusting! After sitting in the ER on a very hard wooden chair for 13 hours, then sleeping on a very hard chair next to his bed in his hospital room, then sleeping on the hard cement floor in the waiting room…. I was hoping for at least a hot cup of joe. Of course, after a week of hell, it would be crazy to have even that. I ended up with a slightly warm cup of sludge and a questionable pastry. It was enough to make me cry. Well, cry more that is.
I stayed by my man, like any good woman would do, but I was suffering too! We finally came home the other day, and I was hungry, sad, happy and worried all at the same time! So… I just wanted to make myself some comfort food. What says comfort like oatmeal in cookie form? I love oatmeal raisin cookies and I love honey. The simple idea of baking them lifted my spirits and gave me the energy to take care of my still very sick boyfriend. It was just what the doctor ordered!
So, here is what you will need…
- 1/2 C. Butter, softened
- 1/4 C. Granulated Sugar
- 1/2 C. Light Brown Sugar, packed
- 1 tsp. Vietnamese Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp. Ginger
- 1/2 tsp. Salt
- 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
- 1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- I large Egg
- 3 Tbsp. Honey
- 3/4 C. All purpose Flour
- 1 1/2 C. Old Fashion Oats
- 1 1/2 C. Raisins
Here was my process…
- In your mixer, cream together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until mixture is smooth.
- Add spices, salt, baking soda and vanilla. Mix on a low speed until combined.
- Beat in Egg and Honey.
- Add flour and mix until combined.
- Add oats and raisins and mix until your dough forms. About 2 minutes.
- Cover tightly and chill for at least 2 hours.
- Once the dough has chilled, pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F and line baking sheet with parchment. Drop cookies onto prepared baking sheet. Cookies will spread out, so make sure to leave 2 inches between cookies.
- Bake for 10 minutes, let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to cooling rack.
Enjoy these super chewy cookies at breakfast, or lunch or really whenever you feel a little bit down. I’m telling you, after a week in the hospital watching the person you love suffer, these cookies will be like a giant hug for your soul.