Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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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

We went on a road trip and I made a batch of Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies to take with us. Cookies are a necessity for road trips, especially these soft and chewy oatmeal raisin cookies. They are PERFECTION! They are the BEST oatmeal raisin cookies out there. I have tried a lot so trust me on this one.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe

A Family Favorite!

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. Oatmeal raisin cookies are a classic cookie. My dad would always make homemade cookies for us and oatmeal raisin were always one of our favorites. I grew up eating these cookies and they are for sure a family favorite!

How do you make oatmeal cookies with raisins?

  • It’s SO easy! We start with a chewy oatmeal cookie recipe. 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!

How to Make Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe

These soft and chewy oatmeal raisin cookies are the BEST!
4.5 from 26 votes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat baking mat. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 107 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 53mg2%
Potassium 70mg2%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Maria Lichty

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
    Love this recipe! I was in the mood for oatmeal chocolate chip so I swapped out the raisins. Can’t wait to make this again!

  2. In the oven now, on a rainy, snowy April afternoon, and they smell GOOD! Must confess I ate almost an ice cream scoop’s worth of the dough raw. Hope I don’t go into convulsions, as my mother is sure would happen.

  3. 5 stars
    Hands down THE BEST oatmeal raisin cookies I’ve ever had. Crispy on the edges, chewy in the middle. Soaking the raisins makes all the difference. The raisins stayed plump and juicy even after two days. I’ll be making these for years to come. Thank you for sharing. 

  4. 5 stars
    Excellent!  I have a hard time making oatmeal cookies but this recipe was so easy and turned out great!  Can I double it ?

  5. 5 stars
    Great recipe wife and I got the munchies after the kids were in bed I got the craving for oatmeal gas in, chanced upon this page and an hour later here I am typing after having eaten nearly a dozen myself. Thank you, I’ll be keeping this one!

  6. 2 stars
    not the best recipe, followed it exactly and the dough was too thick and the cookies didn’t sink at all i had to press them down with a fork and still they were sort of stodgy. I’d try a different recipe next time

  7. I made these last night, mine didn’t turn out soft and chewy. They were still very good. Not sure what I did wrong.

  8. My husband and his brother along with friends have a game night each Tuesday and last week they asked for Oatmeal Raisin cookies so I made these. They were so simple to make and three year old loved helping. Even better my husband said the 2 dozen I made were gone almost immediately and they are begging for more tonight. So great recipe, thank you!

  9. 5 stars
    Just made these oatmeal raisin cookies and they are great! I did add 1/2 cup of chopped pecans but that’s the only change I made to the recipe. It was easy, using ingredients I had in my pantry!

  10. This is now my go to recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies. Ive made them as is , also with and without walnuts. I had trouble getting mine to look round and pretty so i butter a glass dish and smash them down a little. Love them. Thank you.

  11. 5 stars
    I love this recipe!! It’s soo good. I’ve made them with egg and also vegan and used flax seed and water as a replacement. They are delicious!!!!

  12. 5 stars
    Hello I’m making these now fo you leave the parchment paper on while baking because I did my oven smoked a little but I watched it lol

  13. 5 stars
    I’ve made them two days in a row now! The only oatmeal raisin cookie recipe I’ll ever need. I’m going to have to write it down. Thank you.

  14. 2 stars
    Sadly wasted valuable egg, butter and flour on these. Was treating myself to pandemic quarantine cookie break and major disappointment. Dry and tasteless

    1. Oh no! Not the case, when I made it! Wondering maybe if you added too much AP flour? This recipe calls for much less flour than the usual cookie recipe.

  15. 5 stars
    So delicious I’ve made this recipe twice already! Both times I added a cup of chocolate chips (a mix of semisweet and milk chocolate) and it was so yummy! The second time, I adjusted the brown sugar and reduced it to 1/2 cup rather than 2/3 cup as the recipe calls for. It was just the right amount of sweetness! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

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