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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”

  1. hayley — July 13, 2012 @ 6:11 pm

    they feel like a sponge and they need regular sugar not crunchy.

  2. Lori — August 9, 2012 @ 3:51 pm

    Absolutely fantastic! Thank you for this recipe. The hardest part is trying to eat just one cookie; I never have succeeded in that department;-)

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  6. Caroline — April 27, 2013 @ 4:38 pm

    I am glad I chose your recipe. The cookies came out fantastic. I got 18 humungous cookies out of the deal and I happened to use instant oatmeal (Quaker Oats). They really turned out fabulous. I also added some Cranberries along with the Raisins. Thank you so much for posting your recipe – please try her recipe to those who haven’t yet, you won’t be dissappointe!!! Yummy!

  7. lilly — October 3, 2013 @ 5:50 pm

    i made these and they came out dry! so sad!

  8. Laura — November 9, 2013 @ 3:23 pm

    Made these after a cookie craving set in… they hit the spot! Delicious, chewey, and full of home-made goodness :) Thanks for sharing!

  9. Kati — April 16, 2014 @ 8:23 pm

    Just pulling them out of the oven, smell amazing!!! Used Coconut Oil in place of butter and used Unbalanced Almond Meal in place of flour. If I was thinking I would have used Honey in place of brown sugar but there is always next time.
    The cookies spread quite a bit but I make them larger than suggested, probably will increase Almond Meal next time from 3/4c to 1c.
    (finally cool enough to taste) Love that they taste like Oatmeal cookies and not flour with Oats in it cookies!
    Texture amazing! A bit on the breaking side of things but Im sure that is because of the Meal substitution
    FYI this is not my go to oatmeal cookie….the one I normally used the website looks like it no longer exists. So glad I found yours!!!

  10. LM Hall — October 13, 2014 @ 8:18 pm

    I added some cranberries to my batch and I think they are yummy. I also cooked the oats over med for 5 mins until they smelled like popcorn. They didn’t taste like oats rolled in flour.. This recipe is a keeper

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  12. Kim Honeycutt — January 16, 2015 @ 11:31 am

    My husband’s favorite cookie!! Pinning this to try!!

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  14. Tommy Thomas — April 11, 2015 @ 5:37 am

    These, sadly, came out a little thin for me, but the taste is amazing! Thanks for the recipe! :)

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