Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

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Heather says:

This oatmeal raisin cookie recipe creates a chewy rather than crisp cookie. For plumper raisins soak them in hot water with a splash of vanilla or spiced rum if you are not opposed to alcohol.

  This delicious oatmeal raisin cookie recipe creates a chewy rather than crisp cookie.


  • 3/4 cup butter – softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • two eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsps ground cinnamon OR 1 tsp cinnamon + 1/4 tsp ground cloves & 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 cups rolled oats (regular, not quick cooking or instant)
  • 1 cup raisins – soaked

How To Make Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

oatmeal raisinIn a mixing bowl cream (mix well) the butter, brown, and granulated sugar. Beat until fluffy. Add the vanilla and eggs, one at a time, mixing until just combined.

oatmeal raisin ingredientsIn a separate bowl sift or whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.

Add the flour mixture to the butter, sugar, and eggs. Mix until just combined, scraping the side and bottom of the bowl with a spatula. Do not over mix.

Add the rolled oats to the batter and mix by hand (OK if you are squeamish use a spoon) just until the oats are mixed in. Add the raisins and carefully mix them in by hand, as well.

oatmeal raisin cookiesDrop by rounded tablespoon onto an ungreased baking sheet. Flatten slightly.

Bake at 375°F for 8 -10 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for two minutes and carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Yields approximately 30 cookies.

Enjoy your oatmeal raisin cookies yourself, take them to a party, or package them to give away.

P.S. If you like raisins you should try Carrot Raisin Salad.

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3 thoughts on “Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe”

  1. My favorite is oatmeal raisin and shockingly I’ve never made them. I’ve made countless chocolate chip, no-bake, M&M, sugar, peanut butter, etc. but never an oatmeal raisin. This should be fun! 🙂

  2. I just have to say, I love this recipe, but I substitute cranberries for the raisins…I'm not a raisin fan. Sooooo good. I'm making a double batch right now for a bridal shower. Hopefully my husband won't eat them all before Saturday. 😉

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