Oatmeal-Raisin Cookie Cupcakes
Inspired by Mom's homemade cookies, these oatmeal- raisin covered cupcakes with crumbly crisp would be a tasty addition to a picnic on a sublime weekend afternoon or to a special someone's lunch box.
- Yield: Makes about 2 1/2 dozen
Source: Martha Stewart Living, January 2006
- 3 3/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup oat bran
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 1/2 cups raisins
- 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line 3 standard 12-cup muffin tins with paper liners; set aside. Whisk 2 cups oats, the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, bran, and cinnamon in a medium bowl; set aside.
Put butter and sugars into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; mix on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Mix in eggs, 1 at a time, and vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture, and mix until just combined. Mix in sour cream. Stir in raisins with a rubber spatula.
Transfer 2 3/4 cups batter to a small bowl, and stir in remaining 1 3/4 cups oats and the coconut; set aside. Spoon 2 1/2 tablespoons plain batter into each prepared muffin cup; top with 1 1/2 tablespoons oat coconut batter. Bake until golden and a cake tester inserted into centers comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer to wire racks; let cool completely.