Unpopular Opinion: Oatmeal raisin cookies are better than chocolate chip


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By Angelina Padilla-Tompkins, Opinion Editor

It’s no secret that the majority of people enjoy indulging in a chocolate chip cookie, but not me. I would rather have no cookie than a chocolate chip. 

My favorite cookie is oatmeal raisin. If I had the option between all the different kinds of cookies in the world, I would choose oatmeal raisin every time. 

Chocolate chip cookies are remotely good for the first 10 minutes after you take them out of the oven, when they are warm and soft. However, they tend to harden as they cool off. 

Oatmeal raisins are always soft, even after they’ve become room temperature. Plus, the raisins are great! 

Of course, I have heard people expressing disappointment when they bite into an oatmeal raisin cookie thinking it would be chocolate chip. To that I ask, how can you even get them confused? 

The two cookies look almost nothing alike. Yes, they both have dark spots, but raisins tend to have wrinkles while chocolate is smooth. 

Additionally, they feel different in your hands. The oats have a bumpy feeling while chocolate chip cookies are usually smoother. Plus, the distinct scent of chocolate is missing in an oatmeal raisin cookie. 

I have many childhood memories associated with oatmeal raisin cookies. For a good portion of my life, my dad, little sister and I would make a batch of oatmeal raisin cookies from scratch every Mother’s Day for my mom, as they are also her favorite. 

The house would smell of freshly baked cookies for the rest of the day, and of course you couldn’t help but steal one as soon as they came out of the oven. 

To this day, I always try to bring her oatmeal raisin cookies when I can.