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Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe

We went on a road trip to Idaho for the weekend. My grandpa is in the hospital so we drove up to Twin Falls to spend time with my grandpa. My dad drove out from Illinois-we were happy to see him. My grandpa is 95 and struggling with old age. He is a trooper and hanging in there.

We spent most of the weekend at the hospital with my grandpa and dad. We watched a lot of basketball-too bad Illinois lost in Double OT:( We really enjoyed talking to my grandpa and dad. It was fun listening to their stories and learning more about our family. Some of the stories I have heard many times, but they never get old. We had a lot of good laughs. My grandpa is still pretty sharp and witty.

I made a batch of oatmeal raisin  cookies before we left on Friday, my dad LOVES raisins so I thought I would bring him a special treat. My dad loved them and so did my grandpa:) On Saturday, the Dr. told my grandpa he could start eating real food. My dad immediately offered him a cookie-my grandpa devoured it. I am glad I made chewy oatmeal raisin cookies-they were soft and easy for him to eat.  The cookie lifted his spirits and helped him get his appetite back. After the cookie, he ate salmon, rice, and veggies for lunch.

My grandpa is doing much better. I am glad we were able to spend the weekend with him and my dad. I am lucky to have such wonderful men in my life. My grandpa and dad are great examples to us.

We hope to go back to Idaho later this month to check up on my grandpa. I promised him I would bring more cookies-he is already looking forward to them:)

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen cookies

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes


1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
3/4 cup of raisins


Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a small bowl add the raisins and cover with water. Let them sit for five minutes. This will help plump them up.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth and creamy. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar mixture. Blend until combined. Stir in the oats and raisins.

Spoon about a tablespoon of dough into a round ball, leaving space between each cookie. They will spread a little. Bake them for 10 to 12 minutes. Take them out when they are golden at the edges but still a little under baked in the middle. Let them sit on the hot baking sheet for five minutes before transferring them to cooling rack.

If you like these cookies, you might also like:

Dad’s Frozen Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod
Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod
Sweet Potato Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Carrots N Cake
Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Baking Bites

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103 Responses to “Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe”

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  1. Erica — March 15, 2010 @ 5:01 am

    Glad you got to spend time with your Dad & Grandpa and even more glad to hear Grandpa is doing better! Awesome that his first more solid food was one of your cookies :) They look amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope your Monday treats you well

  2. Jan (Family Bites) — March 15, 2010 @ 5:56 am

    How great that his first taste of solid food was homemade cookies – lucky him!

  3. Jessica @ How Sweet — March 15, 2010 @ 6:18 am

    Glad your grandpa is doing better and you got to spend time with them. Your cookies look delicious!

  4. Yum like always! I’m gonna start calling you cookie girl.

  5. Divina — March 15, 2010 @ 6:31 am

    Beautiful cookies. I’ve been craving for some cookies lately. I’m not prepared though. I don’t have any cookies at home.

  6. Michelle — March 15, 2010 @ 6:35 am

    You should have stopped by my house and said hello! You all passed right by us! Maybe next time;). My brother and his wife live in Twin Falls, it’s a nice community. Im glad your Grandpa is doing OK..Im sure he felt much better after that yummy cookie! It’s so nice to spend time with our loved ones. Im sure he appreciated that visit more then you’ll ever know.

  7. kat — March 15, 2010 @ 6:57 am

    How nice you were able to go & spend time with him plus bring a special treat

  8. Cookiepie — March 15, 2010 @ 7:08 am

    I’m sure you lifted your dad’s and grandpa’s spirits a ton just by being there! And the cookies helped too :) They look great. Hope your grandpa is on the mend and out of the hospital soon!

  9. carrian — March 15, 2010 @ 7:15 am

    Glad your Grandpa is doing better. This is just like my recipe that we loooooove so I bet these are delicious!

  10. Gaby — March 15, 2010 @ 7:31 am

    these look so chewy and delish! They are perfect for a quick bite on the go~!

  11. Chris — March 15, 2010 @ 8:43 am

    What a great weekend….you and your guys 😉 Glad your grandpa is doing better. I am sure these cookies totally raised his spirits! They look wonderful. 😉

  12. Eliana — March 15, 2010 @ 8:50 am

    There is nothing in the world like a homemade cookie, especially when it’s oatmeal. These look wonderful.

  13. Cookin' Canuck — March 15, 2010 @ 8:59 am

    These look so chewy and delicious! I’ll be thinking of you and your grandpa.

  14. dawn — March 15, 2010 @ 9:27 am

    one of my fav cookies because they are healthy and give you oats.
    glad your gramps is ok. looks like the longevity gene runs in your family. it does with me as well; my great-gram died at 100.

  15. stephchows — March 15, 2010 @ 10:11 am

    Sending good thoughts to you grandpa! I think the power of grandkids (no matter their age) and baked goods always lifts spirits :)

  16. Bonnie Barker — March 15, 2010 @ 10:16 am

    I love, love oatmeal cookies. What a great weekend you had. So nice to have family close by.

  17. Joanne — March 15, 2010 @ 10:19 am

    You are just the sweetest thing! I’m sure your grandpa really appreciated the fact that you were there. And I’m also sure that the cookies brought a smile to his face. They look great.

  18. Cristie — March 15, 2010 @ 11:35 am

    Raisin cookies and grandpa’s seem to go together. How nice that you could see both your father and grandfather. I love raisin filled cookies because they remind me of my grandparents!

  19. Mary — March 15, 2010 @ 11:36 am

    They look delicious. I hope you grandfather is on the road to recovery.. I’ll keep him in my prayers.

  20. Blond Duck — March 15, 2010 @ 11:50 am

    I made oatmeal cookies this weekend too!

  21. Tiffany — March 15, 2010 @ 12:38 pm

    Oooh these look so chewy and I love a chewy cookie!

  22. Sarah — March 15, 2010 @ 12:41 pm

    I think Oatmeal cookies are probably my favorite. I will give this recipe a try!

  23. yum! The texture looks great!

  24. beth — March 15, 2010 @ 1:15 pm

    I would look forward to these! Glad to hear yor grandpa is doing better

  25. Rosa — March 15, 2010 @ 1:38 pm

    They look so good! Oatmeal cookies are fantastic when they are chewy!



  26. Memoria — March 15, 2010 @ 2:30 pm

    You truly are lucky to have good men in your life. I’m glad you had fun with them and was able to make something special for them. I love Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Yours looks so chewy and moist!!

  27. grace — March 15, 2010 @ 2:33 pm

    glad your gramps is a strong fellow–plenty of cookies will do that for ya! you know a batch of cookies is chewy when you can tell just by looking at the pictures! good stuff, maria!

  28. teresa — March 15, 2010 @ 3:04 pm

    prayers to your family and your grandpa. the cookies look like the perfect thing!

  29. Maria, I am so happy to read that everyone got to enjoy your oatmeal cookies. That is so awesome that you were surrounded by so much love :) Isn’t it great that you could share yourself and the sweetness of these cookies!

  30. Angela@spinachtiger — March 15, 2010 @ 3:33 pm

    I have a soft spot for oatmeal raisin cookies. I’m going to start calling YOU the cookie girl. I appreciate that little dash of nutmeg, which makes everything better.

  31. Fuji Mama — March 15, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

    These look fabulous–such great texture! I’m so glad to hear that your grandpa is doing better!

  32. Megan — March 15, 2010 @ 3:41 pm

    I’m glad your grandpa is doing okay. I’m sure these cookies could make anyone feel better. I especially love oatmeal cookies when they are chewy!

  33. Traci — March 15, 2010 @ 3:57 pm

    So glad that your grandpa is doing better and you were able to spend time with your Dad. What a fun time. My grandma was that same way–only she always wanted her coffee whenever the doctors gave her the okay. And not hospital coffee–good stuff. Our grandparents are so important to us and don’t always understand how much of a role they play in our lives!

  34. Pam — March 15, 2010 @ 5:23 pm

    They look and sound delicious!

  35. Pam — March 15, 2010 @ 5:24 pm

    P.S. Where in Idaho does your Grandpa live? I grew up there. Hope he is feeling better.

    • twopeas replied: — March 16th, 2010 @ 7:03 am

      Pam-my grandpa lives in Jerome, right outside of Twin. My dad grew up there on the farm. Where are you from?

  36. Nothing like good home-made shared food to connect with people!

  37. Barbara Bakes — March 15, 2010 @ 5:34 pm

    You are so thoughtful. The cookie look delicious. Glad you grandpa’s doing better!

  38. ingrid — March 15, 2010 @ 7:04 pm

    AW, your grandpa sounds like a sweetie! I bet it was wonderful hearing stories of the good ‘ol days. I know I never tire of it and am always ready to sit and chat. Hope your grandpa continues to improve.

    That’s funny that we posted oatmeal cookies/bars on the same day. Last time it was pretzels. Great minds, Maria! :)

  39. Tracey — March 15, 2010 @ 9:07 pm

    I hope your grandpa continues to feel better Maria! I can imagine why he’d love these cookies – they look wonderful.

  40. Lynn — March 15, 2010 @ 9:17 pm

    Those cookies must have great healing powers. How thoughtful of you to take them for your menfolk.

    • twopeas replied: — March 16th, 2010 @ 7:05 am

      Thanks everyone for your well wishes. My grandpa is doing much better. I am sure the cookies were the boost he needed..ha!

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