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Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

  • Author: Lily Ernst
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 dozen
  • Category: dessert, breakfast, snack
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American


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.


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


  1. Soak the raisins in the hot water until plump, about 10 minutes, and drain well.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F. Line 2-3 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Stir the oats with the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt 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 the oat mixture, using a wooden spoon. Fold in raisins.
  5. Using a medium cookie scoop or a tablespoon, drop rounded spoonfuls of cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheets.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes are until the edges are golden brown and center is still soft. Cool on baking sheet for 5-10 minutes and transfer to a rack to cool completely.


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

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

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