Healthier Beth’s Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

  • Recipe By
  • Published Nov 19th
  • Ready In27m
  • Servings36
  • Calories123
These chewy, spicy, oatmeal raisin cookies are healthier with more white whole wheat flour and less sugar than the original recipe. We also use all butter and no shortening.

Healthier Beth’s Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Healthier Beth’s Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for 36 servings:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup raisins

Healthier Beth’s Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook10m
  • Ready In27m

To cook Healthier Beth’s Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Healthier Beth’s Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies is about 10 minutes , and you can serve your Healthier Beth’s Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies within 27 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Healthier Beth’s Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt in a bowl.
  2. 2 Beat butter, brown sugar, and white sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into butter mixture before adding next. Beat in vanilla extract with last egg. Mix in flour mixture until just incorporated. Fold in rolled oats and raisins; mixing just enough to evenly combine. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and place 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  3. 3 Bake in preheated oven until light and golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool for 2 minutes before cooling completely on a wire rack. Store in airtight container.


  • Editor's Note:
  • This recipe is a healthier version of Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 123 calories; 5.9 grams of fat; 16.2 grams of carbohydrates; 2 grams of protein; 24 milligrams of cholesterol; 109 milligrams of sodium.

  1. May 13th 2016

    These are really good. The only thing I did differently is add in addition to the raisins, 1/3 of a cup of white chocolate. Very Very Good.

  2. Mar 19th 2015

    More of a breakfast cookie than a "cookie" cookie, but pretty good. To make it healthier I used 1/2 coconut oil and 1/2 butter. I also subbed palm sugar and honey in place of the brown and ...

  3. Oct 21st 2013

    Cookies did not spread out at all. If you want flatter cookies, you may want to press them down a little with the bottom of a glass before baking. The addition of cloves really did give th ...

  4. May 17th 2013

    I made a healthier change: replace 1/2 cup butter with 1/4 cup grape seed oil. So one stick of butter and 1/4 grape seed oil. Polyunsaturated fats can have a beneficial effect on your health ...

  5. Apr 3rd 2013

    Awesome cookies.

  6. Mar 23rd 2013

    This recipe is perfect if you want soft and flavorful cookies. The addition of whole wheat flour, less sugar, and no trans fats adds to my excitement of this recipe. My small 'grand'people a ...

  7. Dec 22nd 2012

    These were a big hit at work and at home! They did not rise or change shape really so they didn't look "pretty" but they're going strong and kept well in tins and in the cookie jar. I added ...

  8. Jun 4th 2012

    These were not bad but they didn't taste like the regular oatmeal cookie either. I could tell that it had less sugar. I often use reduced fat ingredients in many recipes but when it comes ...