Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

By Maria Lichty

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These soft and chewy oatmeal raisin cookies are a family-favorite! This classic cookie recipe is easy to make and goes great with a glass of milk. Seriously one of the best oatmeal raisin cookie recipes you’ll ever make.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I am always in the mood for a classic cookie: chocolate chip, peanut butter, snickerdoodle, or a good sugar cookie. I also LOVE Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and this is my favorite recipe.

The cookies are soft, chewy, perfectly spiced, and filled with plump and juicy raisins. They are the BEST oatmeal raisin cookies out there. I have tried a lot, so trust me on this one.

A Family Favorite!

I know some people don’t care for raisins in their cookies, but I love them and I really think you should give these cookies a chance. I think they will surprise you!

I grew up loving oatmeal raisin cookies because my dad LOVES raisins. I love classic oatmeal cookies but my dad’s favorite are oatmeal cookies WITH raisins. My dad would always make homemade cookies for us and oatmeal raisin were always one of our favorites.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe

Ingredients

  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla Extract
  • All-purpose Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Salt
  • Old Fashioned Oats
  • Raisins

How to Make Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat baking mat. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl add the raisins and cover with water. Let them sit for five minutes. This will help plump them up. Make sure you drain them well and let them dry out on a paper towel.
  • 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 and place on prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2-inches between each cookie.
  • 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.

Tips for Perfect Cookies

  • I really like this cookie recipe because it is so soft and chewy. The butter, brown sugar, and oats make the cookies super chewy. This recipe has ALL brown sugar and no granulated sugar creating a super chewy cookie.
  • To plump up the raisins, soak them in hot water before adding them to the cookie dough. Just make sure you drain then well and dry them on a paper towel so they don’t add too much moisture to the cookies.
  • I use old fashioned oats for this recipe, not quick oats. I like the bigger, chewy oats!
  • Good oatmeal raisin cookies need to have cinnamon and a little pinch of nutmeg. The spices give the cookies so much flavor.
  • If you don’t like raisins in your cookies, I am sorry:) You can use chocolate chips instead of raisins if you must:)

This is the PERFECT recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies! They are a classic and I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
These soft and chewy oatmeal raisin cookies are the BEST! Enjoy with a glass of milk!
4.66 from 140 votes

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Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat baking mat. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl add the raisins and cover with water. Let them sit for five minutes. This will help plump them up. Make sure you drain them well and let them dry out on a paper towel.
  • 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 and place on prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2-inches between each cookie. 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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Nutrition

Calories: 107kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 53mg, Potassium: 70mg, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 130IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 12mg, Iron: 0.6mg
Keywords oatmeal cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 5 stars
    I haven’t baked cookies for years, so I was a bit nervous. But the recipe is absolutely fool proof and the cookies are fabulous!

  2. 5 stars
    OmG this was my first time making cookies ever ,I was searching for a oatmeal raisins cookie recipe, I came this one ,very easy to follow and they came out bakery soft ,chewy, and delicious. ❤️❤️

  3. 5 stars
    oh my goodness I made this oatmeal cookies and I took some to my husband’s work and they were all gone and about 5 minutes they all said they were so soft chewy I will definitely keep this recipe in my files. thank you.

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