Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Cups
I’m not fussy about eating raisins on their own. The little red boxes of raisins my mom used to put in my school lunch would usually be there at the end of the day. I don’t hate them. I just never crave them. That doesn’t mean I don’t eat raisins because I still do. I use raisins all the time in recipes. Broccoli salad isn’t the same without raisins. Neither are oatmeal cookies.
I created these amazing Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Cups . Nestled inside the sweet oatmeal cookie cup is a layer of raisin pie filling topped with cinnamon cream cheese filling. This dessert is out of this world! John isn’t a raisin fan and he even loved it.
My sister, Laura, saw my post on Instagram the day I made these beauties and came over that evening to try one. She asked for the recipe so here you go Laura! Then she came back the next day for another one. Good thing I love her!
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Cups
Nestled inside an oatmeal cookie cup is a layer of raisin pie filling topped with cinnamon cream cheese. This Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Cup is out of this world!
- 1 package oatmeal cookie mix (or your fave oatmeal cookie recipe)
- 1 package cream cheese, room temperature
- 4 tbsp icing sugar (also known as powdered sugar)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 cup raisin pie filling (homemade or canned)
- Preheat oven according to directions on cookie package.
- Prepare cookie dough according to recipe or package directions. Press cookie dough into a greased muffin tin to form a cup. Bake for 7 minutes.
- Remove tray from oven when cups are rising. Take a small spoon and deflate the centers of the cups while leaving the sides of the cookie cup untouched. Put back in the oven and bake for another 5 minutes.
- Again, remove from oven and with a small spoon, deflate the centers of the cups while leaving the sides of the cookie cup untouched.
- Place back in the oven again and finish baking until the cookie cups are golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
- In a mixing bowl, whip cream cheese, icing sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg together until light and fluffy. Set aside.
- Add a 1 tsp of raising pie filling to the bottom of each cookie cup.
- Place cream cheese mixture into a piping bag and pipe the mixture into the cooled cookie cups with a decorative tip.
Side note – I upgraded my DSLR to a full frame Canon 6D. It was an expensive move, but one that I’m happy with. I love photography especially food photography so why not pursue a passion. I’ll continue to shoot with my new DSLR and Fujifilm X-A2 (awesome mirrorless camera!).
Back to baking! Of course, I was going to show you the inside of the cookie cup. You can see a bit of the raisin filling peeking out. It’s not overwhelming either. I didn’t want them to be too raisin-y.
Next time you’re craving oatmeal raisin cookies, give this recipe a try. It’s simple to make and something different. Change is good every once in a while!
Craving more oatmeal recipes? Try my Oatmeal Pie!
Are you a fan of raisins in oatmeal cookies?