Ok. These Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies with Raisins taste like eating Glosette chocolate covered raisins in a cookie, which so happens to be one of my favourite treats from childhood. I actually can't remember the last time I bought chocolate covered raisins, but when I took a bite of these chocolate chip cookies I knew right away what they reminded me of!
Using milk chocolate in these cookies was, of course, an accidental baking occurrence. I almost always prefer semi-sweet chocolate in my chocolate chip cookies, but as you can guess there weren't any to be found in my pantry. So I reached for the bag of the often neglected milk chocolate chips that was up in my pantry and tried to brainstorm how to use them in a chocolate chip cookie that wouldn't make the cookie too sweet. Don't get me wrong, I adore milk chocolate but it does tend to make cookies too sweet on occasion.
Karlynn's Tips & Tricks for Baking Great Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Don't over bake the cookies! The best tip I can ever give you guys is that cookies should be slightly under baked and you will achieve chocolate chip cookie nirvana!
- Buy good quality chocolate chips. For some reason milk chocolate chips can dry out and get all weird ( that's the highly technical baking term for it) when they are low quality. No-Name and Walmart brand are two exact brands that have done this to me and my family on occasion. I stick with ChipIt's or Ghirardelli – my favourite if you can get your hands on them. While semi-sweet also does this on occasion it seems that milk chocolate is more apt to do so.
- Don't be shy with those raisins! I say one cup but the cookie dough can handle some more if you are a raisin lover. You can use dark or golden but I find golden sweeter and the darker a better taste match.
So this is for all the raisin and chocolate lovers out there, this is definitely the cookie recipe for you! If you want some other ideas for chocolate chip cookie recipes, try these reader favourites:
- Thick & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Cheesecake Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Mrs Fields Blue Ribbon Chocolate Chip Cookies
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These Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies with Raisins taste like eating Glosette chocolate covered raisins in a cookie! If you love raisins, this is the chocolate chip cookie for you!
- 2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt if using unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup of butter
- 1 cup of packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup of milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup of dark raisins
- Preheat your oven to 350 °F. Prepare two parchment paper lined cookie sheets and set aside.
- Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.
- Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, cream together your butter and sugar until it’s light and fluffy.
- Add in the eggs and vanilla, mixing thoroughly.
- When that is done, fold in the chocolate chips and raisins by hand until they are mixed throughout the dough.
- Drop by rounded teaspoonful onto the baking sheets. To get the large cookies shown in the photos, use an ice cream scoop.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes for the small cookies, until golden brown and slightly underdone. Bake for 16-19 minutes for the larger cookies, again, until just slightly underdone. Cool on the sheet briefly, then when they are cool enough that they won't fall apart, transfer them to a baking rack to cool completely.
The nutritional values are based on this recipe making 24 cookies, the larger cookies will of course have more calories that are not reflected in the values shown.