Raisin Bran Cookies are easy to make and taste amazing! Chewy and delicious, they’ll be your family’s new favorite cookie!
Raisin Bran Cookies are chewy, soft, and drizzled with a yummy sweet milk icing. It’s like all your favorite parts about breakfast wrapped up into a tasty dessert.
You can make them in a cookie form or a bar form (I’m team cookie and my husband is team bar!). They were inspired by our popular Ginger Cookies and should definitely be served with a cold glass of milk or maybe some peppermint mocha for the adults.
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Raisin Bran Cookies – Ingredients
- Raisin Bran cereal – Raisin Bran cereal gives this cookie a delicious chewiness with just a touch of crunch and yummy sweet raisins.
- All purpose flour – Make sure you don’t accidentally get self rising flour. If self rising is all you have, then skip the baking soda and salt.
- Cinnamon – Cinnamon adds a warmness to this cookie that makes you feel like snuggling up on the couch with a good book.
- Baking soda – baking soda is used for leavening. These cookies aren’t big and tall, but the baking soda gives them a little rise.
- Salt – A touch of salt elevates all the flavors in this cookie.
- Butter – I like to use salted butter in addition to the small amount of salt, but if you only have unsalted it will still taste great.
- Sugar – Regular granulated sugar for inside the cookie.
- Egg – One egg is perfect for this recipe, we’re going for a dense chewy result. Yum!
- Molasses – Molasses are the secret ingredient to this cookie, definitely don’t skip it.
Raisin Bran Cookie Icing – Ingredients
- Powdered sugar – Powdered sugar icing is my favorite way to ice cookies. So easy and so good.
- Milk – Make sure to add the milk to your sugar very slowly and mix as you’re doing it. It’s very easy to add too much milk!
How Do You Make Raisin Bran Cookies
First, combine all of the cookie ingredients in a large bowl and mix well with an electric mixer.
Then, drop cookie dough onto a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet.
Optional: press additional raisins into top of cookies/bars.
Next, bake about 10 – 12 minutes. The cookies will darken because of the molasses, this doesn’t mean they’re overdone!
While cookies are baking, whisk together confectioners sugar and milk, adding the liquid slowly, until you reach desired consistency.
Finally, allow cookies to cool completely, then drizzle with icing.
Raisin Bran and Froot Loops at Sam’s Club
For our Raisin Bran Cookies, we used Raisin Bran that we picked up from our local Sam’s Club. I love buying the big boxes of cereal from Sam’s club. Especially this time of year when our schedules are so crazy and I don’t have time to get to the store multiple times if we run out of the smaller boxes!
I also grabbed the Froot Loops that we used for our Froot Loop craft (and also, I had a bowl for breakfast this morning). And maybe I did a little Christmas shopping while I was there. But shhhhhh, don’t tell the kids!
Do Raisin Bran Cookies Need Icing
Raisin Bran Cookies do not need icing, but they taste great with it – the icing adds a nice light and sweet balance to the warmth from the cinnamon and molasses.
Make sure to allow the icing to set completely before storing and always store in a cool dry place to keep the icing from getting sticky.
Can You Make Raisin Bran Cookie Dough Ahead of Time
You can make Raisin Bran cookie dough ahead of time. If you make the cookie dough ahead of time, it can be store in the refrigerator for 1 – 2 days, or in the freezer for several weeks.
If you store the cookie dough in the freezer, the best method is to shape the dough into a cylinder and then slice circles off when you’re ready to bake. You can pop them in the oven frozen, just add a minute or two to the bake time.
Can You Freeze Raisin Bran Cookies
You can freeze Raisin Bran Cookies! Make sure to allow the cookies or cookie bars to cool completely before freezing. I also prefer to freeze before icing the cookies.
The cookies will last 6 – 12 months in a standard upright freezer or even longer in a deep freezer.
Kellogg’s Cereal for Raisin Bran Cookies
Kellogg’s has been working to serve the world a better breakfast for more than 100 years. Whether it’s through the creation of cereals such as Corn Flakes and Special K or their more recent breakfast drinks, Kellogg’s wants everyone to have the advantage that can come from eating breakfast.
Kellogg’s knows that beginning the day with you is a privilege so they continue to do their best to earn a place at your table every morning – and evening in this case!
Are Raisin Bran Cookies Chewy
Raisin Bran Cookies are chewy! The combination of Raisin Bran cereal, molasses, and raisins makes these cookies super chewy and awesome.
My son claimed these as his new favorites because they’re so chewy!
What to Serve with Raisin Bran Cookies
We like to serve our Raisin Bran Cookies at lunch time with a cold glass of milk and a sandwich. Here are some sandwich suggestions we know your family will love!
Raisin Bran Cookies – More Like This
We love cookie recipes – this Raisin Bran Cookie is inspired by our Ginger Cookies! Here are a few more cookie recipes we know you’ll love.
Raisin Bran Cookies – Tools
Silicone baking mats – Nothing sticks to these! Whaaaa?! Perfect for baking sugary cookies, or cheesy croissants. You know why? Because nothing sticks to these!!!
Bakers half sheet – It’s cool, we only have about six of these bakers half sheets because they’re good for absolutely everything. Cookies? Yes! Steak? Yes! Cake? Oh yeh! Roasted veggies? Uhhhh huh!
Electric mixer – I love love love love love (x’s 100) my stand mixer. Really and truly. But my daily work horse is this handheld electric mixer. It even comes in allll the colors. Which, yay!
Froot Loops Kids Activity
While we were waiting for the Raisin Bran Cookies to bake, my kids and I made these fun Froot Loop necklaces and bracelets!
They’re so easy to make, all you need is a plastic yarn needle, yarn, and Froot Loops! We made all sorts of patterns and combinations and then they had fun snacking on them later.
How to Make Raisin Bran Cookies
Raisin Bran Cookies
- 1 ½ cups gently crushed Raisin Bran
- 1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup butter softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup molasses
- Optional: extra raisins
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 - 2 tablespoons whole milk
- Combine all of the cookie ingredients in a large bowl and mix well with an electric mixer.
- For cookies: drop onto a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet (makes about 36 cookies).
- For bars: Press into a parchment lined baking pan (minimum size 8x8).
- Optional: press additional raisins into top of cookies/bars.
- Bake at 350 degrees 10 - 12 minutes for cookies, and 15 - 20 minutes for bars (this will depend on how thick you make your bars).
- While cookies/bars are baking, whisk together confectioners sugar and milk, adding the liquid slowly, until you reach desired consistency.
- Allow cookies/bars to cool completely, then drizzle with icing.