Hey coffee lovers! How did your Halloween party go? We hope you had a blast and enjoyed the festivity. So, with all the mouthful and sweet stuff, we ate over the week, we need something simple and light for the weekend. If you are planning to extend your Halloween get together this weekend but wanted a not so over the top sugar land, you should have something comforting like baked goodies that will go perfectly with your cup of coffee and enjoy with your family and friends.
Of course, it’s no surprise that anything can be the perfect pair with a cup of coffee. Whether that is a cake, a cookie, donuts or bread they are all ideal food pairings to coffee.
So for this weekend coffee treat for a post-weekend Halloween party let’s make a Chewy Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies that will pair perfectly with your coffee.
Let’s Start Baking!
Chewy Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies
Recipe via REAL SIMPLE
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour spooned and leveled
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick-cooking) 1½ cups raisins
How to Make It
Heat oven to 350° F. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg.
Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugars on medium-high speed until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. One at a time beat in the eggs, then the vanilla. Reduce speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture, mixing until just combined (do not overmix). Mix in the oats and raisins by hand.
Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of the dough onto baking sheets, spacing them 2 inches apart.
Bake, rotating the baking sheets halfway through, until golden, 12 to 14 minutes. Cool slightly on the baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
Coffee and cookies are a perfect match, so to complete your weekend satisfaction the best types of coffee to pair with the Chewy Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies, are the light to medium roast Nicaraguan and Kona coffees which can perfectly match with the light flavor of oatmeal raisin cookies.
You can brew coffee with no sugar, espresso, cappuccino, americano, pour over, or whatever method of coffee you desire. What’s great about Oatmeal Raisin Cookies is you can pair with almost any sort of coffee because of its light and not too sweet taste.
The best part of these pairings is that you can dunk the cookies in the coffee for a sweet bite. If you want to be a little bolder, use the flavored syrup to turn your black coffee into a more festive treat.
There you have it coffee lovers! Enjoy the weekend with these simple and comforting coffee pairings that you will enjoy with your family and friends.