These are the best chewy oatmeal raisin cookies — they are super soft and loaded with raisins. These are easy to make and will be your new go-to oatmeal raisin cookies!
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About The Recipe
This is an easy, classic recipe. It’s for a chewy and soft cookie that has the perfect amount of raisins. There’s also a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg to give these cookies plenty of delicious flavor.
Tips for Making The Recipe
- Use old fashioned oats in this recipe (not instant oats) for the perfect chewy texture.
- Use a cookie sheet: use a nonstick cookie sheet rather than a baking sheet to help these cookies rise and get the soft, fluffy texture you see in the photos.
- Use a cookie scoop: use a medium cookie scoop to get perfectly-sized and even cookies every time.
Popular Additions & Substitutions
- Nuts: add 1/2 cup of walnuts or pecans to give these cookies and added crunch!
- Cinnamon: if you love the flavor of cinnamon you’ll love these cookies with more cinnamon added. Try 1 1/2 tsp to give a stronger cinnamon flavor.
These are chewy, soft, delicious oatmeal raisin cookies. They are easy to make and are the ultimate classic oatmeal raisin cookie.
- 4 tbsp butter, softened
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ¾ cup flour
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- 4 tbsp milk
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- ¾ cup raisins
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a nonstick cookie sheet.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
- Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
- In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Add the milk and mix to combine.
- Stir in the raisins and oatmeal.
- Drop heaping teaspoon-fulls onto the baking sheet and bake for 12 – 14 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.