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Recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

My dad came to visit us for the weekend. It was a quick trip, but we had a great time. We went to the farmer’s market at Pioneer Park, did a lot of yard work-my dad was a huge help, and then he treated us to a nice dinner at Cafe Molise. We also went to my sister’s and hung out with my niece and nephew. They get cuter by the minute.


My dad loves raisins. He can’t go a day without them. I wanted to make him a special treat, so I baked a batch of oatmeal raisin cookies.

These cookies won’t win an award for “most attractive” or “best presentation,” but they are down right delicious. The cookies are soft and chewy with a nice cinnamon spice background. The plump raisins added sweetness to these wholesome cookies. My dad loved them, I am glad I added in extra raisins. They turned out great!

Penny Pinching Pantry Raid Update
I think I may of cheated this weekend, but not on purpose. My dad LOVES spoiling his girls. While he was here he bought us groceries and took us out to dinner. I promise I didn’t ask him to and this isn’t unusual. My dad enjoys spoiling us while he is in town.

So I don’t really know how to count my food budget total. I still have only spent $8.28 of our own money, but we do have a fridge that is full of fresh produce and we enjoyed a nice Italian meal out. Again, I promise I didn’t beg my dad to buy our groceries, that is just something he does. He is the best. So if anyone wants to kick me out of the challenge let me know:)



Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

(Printable Recipe)

  • 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
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • Freshly grated nutmeg-just a bit
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 3/4-1 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, cloves, nutmeg, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar mixture. Blend until combined. Stir in the oats and raisins.

Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes. You can bake them right away, but I prefer to chill the dough. I think it helps them bake up and not be so flat.

When you are ready to bake, 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.

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52 Responses to “Recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies”

  1. 1
    Erica — July 13, 2009 @ 5:18 am

    Glad you had fun with your dad!! Very sweet of him to get you guys some fresh produce. The cookies look yummy to me and your description makes them sound just mouth watering!

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    Snooky doodle — July 13, 2009 @ 5:57 am

    these cookies look so good. I love raisin and oatmeal :)

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    stephchows — July 13, 2009 @ 6:23 am

    Dad's are always great like that :) And the cookies… MMMMMMM!!

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    kat — July 13, 2009 @ 6:41 am

    Those are my husbands favorite cookies.

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    Valerina — July 13, 2009 @ 7:00 am

    Never judge a cookie by its mug. Some of the clumsiest looking cookies have the best taste. :) Your cookies are just showing off their contents. They sound amazing!

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    Barbara Bakes — July 13, 2009 @ 7:09 am

    The look pretty tasty to me! I love a good oatmeal raisin cookie.

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    Sara — July 13, 2009 @ 7:40 am

    My dad is like that too! These cookies look great.

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    Jamie — July 13, 2009 @ 7:44 am

    I love a good spoiling by my dad! Your cookies look fab!! I left you an award on my blog if you are interested!

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    Rosa's Yummy Yums — July 13, 2009 @ 8:29 am

    Those look extremely good!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    ttfn300 — July 13, 2009 @ 8:52 am

    a dad can't help spoiling his girls :) i could go for a cookie right now!

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    CookiePie — July 13, 2009 @ 9:07 am

    Oooh – oatmeal raisin are my hubby's favorite cookies – I'll have to try this recipe!

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    Pam — July 13, 2009 @ 10:36 am

    I love chewy oatmeal cookies – these look and sound perfect. I'll take two with a glass of ice cold milk please.

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    Engineer Baker — July 13, 2009 @ 10:52 am

    Dang, I'm a sucker for chewy cookies, and love oatmeal raisin. And those really look wonderful, so I'm going to have to keep them in mind for the next time I bake cookies…

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    sugarlens — July 13, 2009 @ 11:38 am

    Awww…your dad is super sweet! My parents are like that too – they are always giving me food.

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    Grace — July 13, 2009 @ 11:45 am

    i think all oatmeal cookies should be chewy, and yours look perfect for the raisin-lover. and there's never anything wrong with a little spoiling…unless we're talking about milk. :)

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    Jenn — July 13, 2009 @ 11:45 am

    chewy oatmeal raisin….now this i have to try. like tonight. thanks!

  17. 17
    Jennifer — July 13, 2009 @ 1:01 pm

    I LOVE chewy cookies-especially oatmeal as you may know from my oatmeal cookie challenge. Hope the belly of yours took to these.

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    Cory — July 13, 2009 @ 1:20 pm

    Count me as another chewy oatmeal cookie fan. I can't wait to try these – the giant raisin : dough ratio looks promising!

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    the ungourmet — July 13, 2009 @ 1:30 pm

    Very yummy cookies! This is one of my favorite combos!

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    Gaby — July 13, 2009 @ 3:26 pm

    yummmmmmmm! love it!

  21. 21
    pinkstripes — July 13, 2009 @ 3:52 pm

    Your oatmeal cookies look wonderful. It sounds like you had a great visit with your Dad.

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    Kerstin — July 13, 2009 @ 4:07 pm

    Yum, they sound like the perfect oatmeal raisin cookies (my hubby's favorite!)! I'm glad you had fun with you Dad! I love being spoiled by my parents when they visit too.

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    Mary — July 13, 2009 @ 4:09 pm

    I love chewy raisin cookies. I'll have to try these when the boys are visiting.

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    Clumbsy Cookie — July 13, 2009 @ 4:16 pm

    It's nice you got to enjoy a nice time with your dad! I bet he was thrilled with the cookies!

  25. 25
    teresa — July 13, 2009 @ 6:05 pm

    I love those big pieces of oats in there, they look so good!

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    Reeni♥ — July 13, 2009 @ 7:09 pm

    These look delicious! Your Dad is a sweety!

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    Annie — July 13, 2009 @ 7:26 pm

    Your dad sounds like such a sweetheart!!! And I beg to differ… those cookies could win an award on beauty too!

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    Rachel — July 13, 2009 @ 8:03 pm

    Perfect timing–I have been looking for a new oatmeal cookie recipe!

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    Monica H — July 13, 2009 @ 11:04 pm

    Your dad is too sweet. I don't think anyone has ever bought me groceries!

    Oatmeal raisin are one of my favorites. So basic but they fulfill buttery, chewy cravings every time!

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    Emily — July 13, 2009 @ 11:19 pm

    I love oatmeal raisin cookies. These look perfect. That's very nice of your dad to buy groceries. :)

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    Natashya — July 14, 2009 @ 3:54 am

    Oatmeal raisin are my absolute favourite, they look great!

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    Victor Yu — July 14, 2009 @ 5:10 am

    When I see "chewy" related to "cookie", I'm going to make it the next day.

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    ♥Rosie♥ — July 14, 2009 @ 5:56 am

    Glad to here you had time with your dad :0) Those cookies look delicious!!

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    Joanne — July 14, 2009 @ 5:59 am

    I love chewy oatmeal raisin cookes – and my dad is an oatmeal raisin fanatic as well. These are totally bookmarked! As a side note – my dad always hands me money whenever I come home for a visit. Dads are just good like that.

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    Lori — July 14, 2009 @ 6:43 am

    I have had oatmeal raisin cookies on my mind lately and I think your recipe just got me off the fence. I may make some today!

    So glad you had a good time with your Dad. Dads are awesome, mine continues to spoil me as well. He has butternut squash and sweet potatoes growing in his garden in the US just for me when I move back in Oct! :)

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    Ria — July 14, 2009 @ 6:52 am

    Great to know that you had an amazing time with your dad!! And the cookies…yummm!!

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    Deborah — July 14, 2009 @ 7:25 am

    Chewy cookies are my favorite! And I definitely don't think that you cheated – you still didn't spend money!

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    Teanna DiMicco — July 14, 2009 @ 7:46 am

    My stomach is grumbling and those cookies are just what I need!

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    The Blonde Duck — July 14, 2009 @ 11:41 am

    Yea for Daddies! And yea for these cookies!

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    Flourchild — July 14, 2009 @ 11:52 am

    You just gotta love those oatmeal cookies..my favorite! Im glad your time with your dad was good.

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