Easy Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

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These easy oatmeal raisin cookies are amazing! Their texture is so soft and chewy, just like oatmeal raisin cookie is supposed to be! Once you try this simple oatmeal raisin cookie recipe, you’ll never make them any other way!

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Who doesn’t love a good oatmeal raisin cookie?  These yummy oatmeal cookies are perfect for breakfast, dessert or anything snack!  They taste amazing, they are so chewy and soft! You can taste the chewy oats and raisins in every bite among the soft buttery crumbs that just melt in your mouth!

Simple Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Forget the tough and dry oatmeal cookies – those are not the real thing! Or puffy cake-like oatmeal cookies – no thanks! An oatmeal raisin cookie doesn’t deserve to be called by its name unless it’s chewy and soft.  Yep, this one is setting the homemade oatmeal raisin cookie standard!

How To Make Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal raisin cookies just have to be homemade.  The store-bought ones are never good, they are always tough and fake tasting.  Nothing can compare to the freshly baked oatmeal raisin cookies that are coming out of your oven!  They are so hot and you want to grab them immediately while they crumble.  The house will smell amazing! Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes so they can fully set and then devour their chewy delicious goodness.

Easy Recipe For Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These easy oatmeal raisin cookies are made with very simple and natural ingredients: flour, oats, sugar, butter, egg, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, salt and of course raisins.  All natural goodness and simple is always best!

Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe

Are oatmeal raisin cookies healthy? Well, I wouldn’t exactly call it a health food, but these cookies are definitely healthier than typical cookies.  After all, they have 1 1/2 cups of rolled oats, plus they have raisins in them instead of chocolate chips :)  So here’s another excuse to make and eat these delicious oatmeal raisin cookies!

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

It’s very easy to make these yummy oatmeal cookies, this recipe is perfect for beginning bakers.  Just mix all ingredients in a bowl to make the cookie dough, chill the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes (to keep the cookies from spreading too much), then scoop the dough onto the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.  Take out the cookies and let them cool on a baking sheet for 5 minutes so they can fully set and enjoy!

Homemade Oatmeal Raisin Cookies - Best Ever!

Here are some more amazing recipes that use oatmeal you will love:

Healthy Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

Amish Baked Oatmeal

Soft Sandwich Oatmeal Bread


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Easy Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These soft and chewy oatmeal raisin cookies are amazing! Perfect texture, just the way the oatmeal raisin cookies should be! This recipe is so easy to make and never fails to produce amazing soft and chewy cookies!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup raisins


  • Put butter, brown sugar and white sugar in a large bowl and cream together with a mixer until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt to the liquid ingredients. Mix with a mixer until incorporated. Add the oats and raisins, and mix with a spoon until everything is combined.
  • Cover the bowl with the cookie dough with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes to chill.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Remove chilled cookie dough from the refrigerator. Drop the cookie dough by a heaping tablespoon on a baking sheet, leaving 2 inches of space between cookies.
  • Put the baking sheets in the oven and bake the oatmeal raisin cookies for 10-12 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven and let cool on a baking sheet for 5 minutes.
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  1. I am looking forward to making these cookies. I use Quaker oatmeal. The recipe does not state, if I should use the old fashioned or the quick oatmeal?
    Thank you for your help,

    1. I read somewhere that quick-cooking oats don’t dry “recipes” out as much as old-fashioned so I’m going with the quick-cooking.

  2. 5 stars
    Dear Melanie,
    My husband says that these cookies are the best Oatmeal cookies he has ever had. I use old fashioned oats and I don’t refrigerate the dough. I used a 1/4 cup measure for each cookie and I bake them for 13 minutes cooling them on a rack. I store them, but not for long, in a sip-lock back. Thanks for making me a hero in the kitchen.

  3. 5 stars
    they came out perfect and they were so delicious this will be my oatmeal cookie recipe forever and I love how all the ingredients that households usually have this was the best recipe I have ever made! :D

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