Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

When you think about standard cookie recipes that most people bake, what comes to mind? My opinion, they are Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, and Oatmeal Raisin.

Oatmeal Raisin cookies are yummy!

The little extra chew from the oats, the hint of cinnamon, and those yummy, plump raisins! My co-workers love these cookies. I make them every week for work, and they seem to go faster and faster. Why? A few people have told me that they are a “healthy” cookie! Oh really? I guess the oats and raisins override the butter and sugars! In any case, who am I to tell them otherwise? I’ll just make more :)

Oh, as a side note, my mom doesn’t like Oatmeal Raisin cookies because of the raisins (the baked raisin texture is weird for her). So, because she’s spoiled I love her, I substitute chocolate chips for the raisins. 

Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

Makes 2 dozen

Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


  • 1 1/4 cup (2 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 1 cup raisins

How To Prepare

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Add in egg and vanilla, mix till combined. Stir in salt, cinnamon, and baking soda. Add flour and mix till just combined. Stir in oats and finish with adding in the raisins. Mix till distributed.

Using large ice cream scoop, place dough on parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Bake for 10-13 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes. Remove cookies to cooling rack.