I think this may be the first time a raisin has made it to an A Bee Bakes post. In a nutshell, I’m not a fan of them. Dried cranberries and cherries, I love, but raisins…especially in chocolate chip cookies, what a let down.
If you don’t care for raisins in your cookies either, then simply omit them. You’ll still get to enjoy the oats, chocolate chips, and maybe toss in a couple chopped almonds for good measure.
I know I’m the minority on this topic though, and oatmeal raisins cookies are a classic for a reason. People love them. I get the appeal. Chewy oatmeal, warm cinnamon, and the pop of tart fruit from the raisin really do provide comfort in a bite. Enjoy!