This is the perfect recipe for soft and delicious Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. They taste like perfection and everyone will think you bought them at a bakery. They are really simple to make and simply the best.  

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Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe:

Our family loves Oatmeal raisin cookies. The kids love to help make them and the entire kitchen smells amazing as they bake. The recipe is super easy and you will love how quick it is to make homemade cookies.

If you like soft and chewy cookies, this recipe is a must try. Each bite is so decadent. There is no way you can eat just one cookie. This cookie has best the flavor and texture and loaded with oatmeal and raisins.

We love just about anything with oatmeal. The kids and I made 3 ingredient oatmeal cookies, No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars and Oatmeal Scotchies recently and they were a hit. If you are a fan of raisins, make these delicious cookie that is perfect with any occasion.

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What Makes These Oatmeal Raisin Cookies The Best?

The recipe has the perfect ratio of ingredients that makes each cookie turn out so fabulous. Each bite is soft and chewy. I happen to love soft cookies so they are definitely the best in my book. 

This cookie is the perfect combination of oats, raisins and cinnamon flavor. The chewy texture and soft center makes this the perfect bake goods Oatmeal Raisin Cookie.

Ingredients needed - butter, brown sugar, eggs, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, rolled oats, raisins

Ingredients for Easy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies:

  • Unsalted butter, softened
  • Light Brown Sugar, packed
  • Large Eggs, room temperature
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Cloves
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • Raisins

How to Make the Oatmeal Raisin Cookies:

  • Step 1 – Heat Oven – First, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Step 2 – Prepare Baking Sheets – Next, line cookie sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Step 3 – Cream together wet ingredients – In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, and mix until well combined.
  • Step 4 – Combine Dry Ingredients – In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cloves.
  • Step 5 – Mix wet and dry ingredients – Gradually add flour mixture to wet ingredients until well combined. Stir in oats and raisins until well combined. Dough will be thick.
  • Step 6 – Bake Cookies – Drop dough balls by tablespoon or cookie dough scoop onto prepared cookie sheets.  Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden.
  • Step 7 – Serve and Enjoy – Remove from oven to cooling rack. Store in airtight container.

Are Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Healthy?

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are loaded with ingredients that contain healthy carbohydrates and fiber that keep your fuller longer. It also helps to balance out your blood sugar.

These chewy cookies are my go-to cookies for any occasion.

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Tips for the Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies:

  • Room Temperature Ingredients – When combining the ingredients make sure the ingredients are at room temperature. This helps to blend the ingredients easily and prevents lumps in your batter.
  • Mixing Ingredients – The batter should be mixed until just combined. Do not overmix the batter. You can mix with a stand mixer or by hand. These cookies takes less than 30 minutes to combine.
  • Prepare Baking Sheets –  Parchment paper makes clean up easy and helps the cookies to bake evenly without spreading a bunch.
  • Allow the cookies to set –  The cookies need to remain on the baking sheet for 5 minutes prior to moving to the cooling rack. This will help them to set and not crumble when moved.
  • Baking Cookies – Bake cookies until they are golden brown. They will finish cooking while the cookies at on the baking sheets.
  • Thick Dough – There is no need to chill the dough after combining the ingredients. It will be thick and a bit sticky. If you place the dough in the fridge, only cook for about 30 minutes as the oatmeal will begin absorbing the other ingredients.
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Substitutions and Additions:

  • Sugar – We used brown sugar in this recipe instead of granulated sugar. But you can use granulated sugar if you out of brown sugar.
  • Softened Butter – We recommend using softened butter for this recipe. Prepare the ingredients beforehand to ensure they are at room temperature.
  • Steel Cut Oats – We used old fashioned oats in this recipe, but if you prefer you can use steel cut oats as an easy substitute.
  • Chocolate Chips – Substitute the raisins for chocolate chips. You can use dark chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips if you do not like raisins.
  • Nuts – Add in chopped nuts for added flavor and texture. You can add in chopped pecans or almonds.
Oatmeal raisin cookies stacked on a cooling rack

How to Store Oatmeal Raisin Cookies:

Store the leftover cookies at room temperature in an airtight container or bag.  We like to place a slice of bread in the container to keep the cookies soft.  

How to Freeze:

These Oatmeal Raisin Cookies freeze well and there are two options you can choose from. You can freeze the dough which is the method we prefer.

After forming the dough balls, flash freeze on a baking sheet for 1 to 2 hours. Then freeze in bags or freezer containers until ready to bake.

This method makes it super easy to enjoy fresh baked cookies any day of the week. Just note that frozen cookies will need a few extra minutes to bake.

The other option is to freeze the cookies after they are baked. Place parchment paper in between the layers when freezing. You can use a freezer container or bag and freeze up to 3 months.

Get all the step by step instructions to freeze cookie dough.

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Easy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies:

These flavor packed cookies are absolutely delicious. They are loaded with a ton of really tasty ingredients that result in fabulous cookies.

These cookies are tender and moist and loaded with flavor. They are perfectly cooked with a slightly crispy edges and soft in the center. The brown sugar had the perfect amount of sweetness and it keeps it moist.

We love that these cookies are loaded with oats and raisins to make the best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

4.68 from 28 votes
This is the best recipe for soft and delicious Oatmeal raisin cookies. They are decadent and everyone will think you bought them at a bakery.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 196

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup raisins

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mat
  • In a large bowl, creamy together the butter and brown sugar until fluffy
  • Add eggs and vanilla, and mix until well combined
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cloves
  • Gradually add flour mixture to wet ingredients until well combined
  • Stir in oats and raisins until well combined. Dough will be thick.
  • Drop by tablespoon or cookie dough scoop onto prepared cookie sheets
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden
  • Remove from oven to cooling rack
  • Store in airtight container

Nutrition Facts

Calories 196kcal, Carbohydrates 28g, Protein 3g, Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 34mg, Sodium 105mg, Potassium 111mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 9g, Vitamin A 255IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 20mg, Iron 1mg

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