Iced Oatmeal (Drunken) Raisin Cookies


I thought about this recipe for days. Iced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies sounded pretty good, but also kind of boring. Then a spark of pure genius hit me in the middle of the night! To keep raisins juicy, recipes often call for soaking them in warm water. Why not do one better and soak them in rum?!? The result became a juicy, spicy, chewy little delight with a slight oatmeal crunch–pure heaven. I’ll get you started here, but for more pictures and the full recipe, go to

Iced Oatmeal (Drunken) Raisin Cookies

Time: 25 minutes active; about 10 hours total, including getting the raisins lit and chilling the dough
Price: ~$6.15 total; ~$0.25 per cookie

Ingredients                                                                                                                                                                         1/3 cup rum, not dark
1/2 cup raisins
2 Tbsp butter, preferably soy or plant-oil based
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla, not imitation, divided
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, from 1 lemon


Nutritional Information
Serving: 2 cookies (makes 24)
Calories: 217.6
Protein: 4.5g
Fat: 3.2g
Saturated Fat: 0.77g
Carbohydrates: 42.6g
Fiber: 0.36g
Sodium: 174.7mg
Cholesterol: 17.7mg

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Writer Bio: Adrienne Capps loves food AND is a vegetarian. She doesn’t believe these things are mutually exclusive. A vegetarian for the past nine years, Adrienne created as a way to share her passion for eating, drinking, and cooking – and to make vegetarianism more accessible. The blog transforms meat dishes into vegetarian or improves vegetarian recipes and puts the results up in a weekly post called the Sunday Serving on the blog and at the Facebook Group, Vegetarianized. You can get in your inbox. Go to the blog homepage for more information. Adrienne is also a food writer, teaches cooking classes in Davis and is an amateur caterer. Upcoming classes and recent articles are also found on the blog home page.