These Iced Raisin Bran Cookies are the perfect holiday cookie recipe with its chewy center, crisp edges, sweet cinnamon flavor, & snowy icing.
Raisin Bran Cookies Ingredients
2 & 1/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
3 Teaspoons Cornstarch
2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Cup Salted Butter, room temperature
½ Cup White Sugar
1 Cup Packed Dark Brown Sugar
2 Eggs, room temperature
1 Egg Yolk, room temperature
1 & ½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 & ½ Cups Raisin Bran®
1/2 Cup Raisins
1 & 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
3 Tablespoon Half & Half, or milk
Sift the 2 & 1/4 cups all purpose flour, 3 teaspoons cornstarch, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon baking powder, & 1 teaspoon salt into a bowl.
In a separate bowl use a hand mixer to blend the butter, slowly adding in the white sugar & then the brown sugar to make a nice thick cream.
Next, add one egg at a time, including the yoke, blending until combined between each addition.
Then blend in the vanilla extract.
By hand, stir in the dry ingredients just until combined, but don’t over mix.
Then fold in the 2 ½ cups Raisin Bran® & 1/2 cups raisins.
Use a cookie/ice cream scoop to measure the cookie dough for uniform cookies *(1) & bake at 350° Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes. Your Raisin Bran Cookies are done when they begin to turn golden brown. *(2)
While the Raisin Bran Cookies are baking whisk together the 1 & 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, & 3 tablespoons half & half. Set to the side.
Let your Raisin Bran Cookies cool then add a little bit of icing to each cookie. *(3)
Once the icing has hardened, enjoy!
I shape my cookies to look more like a cone than a perfectly round ball so that it bakes into a thick cookie rather than spreading out & becoming a flat cookie.
They will still be hot when you pull them out of the oven & will continue to bake on the inside so make sure not to over bake them!
To get the snowy look I dip the top of the cookie in the icing rather than drizzling/spreading it on top.