Wonderful recipe! I made them as part of a gift basket for some friends and they were a big hit! I have omitted the raisins too and added a few dark chocolate chips. Delicious as well!
MegLee Posted: 05/30/09
cilantro2161 Posted: 01/23/10
I tripled this recipe, baked it in a 13 x 9 inch pan at 350 degrees for 40 minutes, and cut them into 48 bars....really moist and chewy! I substitued half of the flour with whole wheat flour, half the raisins with dried cherries, and added 1 1/2 tsp baking soda to the flour mixture. Easy to make them this way, and I'll definitely made them again and again!!
BJJGirl Posted: 01/03/09
Really good--light or not one of the best cookies I've ever made. Easy and quick.
ddelcid Posted: 01/08/09
These cookies were just too darn hard! Nobody wanted to eat them.
tessa8631 Posted: 04/13/10
I reduced the white sugar to 1/3 cup and added 1 tsp baking soda and these worked out great for me. I got a lot of compliments on them and will definitely be making them again. I forgot to toast the walnuts though, so I'm going to make sure to do that next time and I'm sure that will make them even better.
Rikked Posted: 05/17/11
These cookies are delicious. After a few minutes while still warm they're chewy with yummy texture. I used dried cranberries instead of raisins and added 1 1/2 tsps cinnamon with the flour mixture. It would be a very good holiday cookie that way. The 12 minutes is right on! I agree that the cookies are very sweet so next time I might cut the sugar back a little. I doubled the recipe today and they're turning out great.
acureese Posted: 12/23/11
I made these with some of the previous suggestions, adding 1.5 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp baking soda per batch, decreasing the sugar by almost half, and substituting cranberries instead of raisins. I also used Smart Balance Light instead of butter and used quinoa flour (which I recommend only if you like the taste of quinoa, it's definitely different taste-wise than regular- I'm going to try it with half whole wheat next time). Delicious!! I'll definitely make these again! PS- I toasted the walnuts as suggested and think that gave it a little extra something, I recommend taking the 5 extra minutes to toast them! :)
nikkidarcy Posted: 09/03/12
Great recipe! I changed a few things. Used half the amount of brown and white sugar, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and 1/4 regular flour, regular raisens, added a tbsp of honey agave, a tbsp of chia seeds, and added that 1 tsp baking soda and cinnamon you guys talked about. Yum! Made my first batch on a regular cookie sheet and they burned, but I used glassware for the same time and turned out perfect...I need to figure that out!
jonvansteen Posted: 11/06/12
Everybody LOVES them
HoosierFoodie Posted: 02/13/14
Cut granulated sugar to 1/3 cup but there was not enough liquid in this recipe, and the cookies were overcooked at 12 min's on metal sheet pans. Recipe needs some reworking although taste was not bad.
Vicuska Posted: 04/06/14
It turned out very sweet, I should have read the reviews earlier and reduce the amount of sugar by half. Also, the 1.5t cinnamon and 1t baking soda as others recommended would have further improved the result. I will give it another try with these changes, but I think there are better CL cookie recipes