These soft and chewy oatmeal raisin cookies are loaded with plump raisins and hearty rolled oats. They are buttery with a hint of cinnamon spice and they stay soft for days.

These soft and chewy cookies are loaded with plump raisins and hearty rolled oats. They are buttery and have a hint of cinnamon spice. Your whole family will love this homemade classic cookie recipe.Well, winter is back in Ontario, even though the first day of Spring was 3 weeks ago. It looks like a snow globe outside my office window and my kids are home with the sniffles. So, what’s a mom supposed to do? I say, bake up some delicious old-fashioned oatmeal raisin cookies to cheer me…. I mean everyone up.

These soft and chewy cookies are loaded with plump raisins and hearty rolled oats. They are buttery and have a hint of cinnamon spice. Your whole family will love this homemade classic cookie recipe.This recipe starts with creaming the butter and sugar together for 3 minutes until fluffy, which gives the cookie dough a soft and chewy texture, and which is the way a good oatmeal raisin cookie should be. There are slightly more oats than flour in this recipe to give it more of a hearty consistency. Brown sugar and cinnamon are used in these cookies to give it warm depth of flavor. The raisins are also soaked in hot water before folding into the batter to rehydrate them a bit for a more chewy texture.

Enjoy these tasty little cookies with your family. They are an old-time classic that will never go out of style.

Recipe adapted from Chatelaine.

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These soft and chewy cookies are loaded with plump raisins and hearty rolled oats. They are buttery and have a hint of cinnamon spice. Your whole family will love this homemade classic cookie recipe.

Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


  • Author: Little Sweet Baker
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 dozen

Description

These soft and chewy oatmeal raisin cookies are loaded with plump raisins and hearty rolled oats. They are buttery with a hint of cinnamon spice and they stay soft for days.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup (140g) raisins
  • 1 cup (250ml) hot water
  • 2 cups (200g) quick oats
  • 1 1/2 cups (190g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp (3g) baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp (3g) salt
  • 1 tsp (2g) ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup (227g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup (220g) packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp (5ml) vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Soak the raisins in the hot water until plump, about 10 minutes and drain well.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
  3. Stir the oats with the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  4. Beat butter with sugar in a large bowl, using an electric mixer for 3 minutes until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in oat mixture, using a wooden spoon. Fold in raisins.
  5. Using a medium cookie scoop, drop 2 tablespoon portions onto the prepared baking sheets. Flatten them slightly with your fingers.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes are until the edges are golden brown and center is still soft. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes and transfer to a rack to cool completely.

Notes

Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

  • Category: dessert, breakfast, snack
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: oatmeal raisin cookie recipe, soft oatmeal raisin cookie, chewy oatmeal raisin cookies

I’ll be sharing this at Fiesta Friday #114 hosted by Angie and co-hosted by [email protected].

These soft and chewy cookies are loaded with plump raisins and hearty rolled oats. They are buttery and have a hint of cinnamon spice. Your whole family will love this homemade classic cookie recipe.

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