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Servings: 20

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
The best homemade chewy oatmeal raisin cookies made with simple ingredients. Tips on why oatmeal raisin cookies spread.
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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups rolled oats — not steel cut or instant oats
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup regular sugar


  1. Bring all  ingredients to room temperature.

  2. Line two baking sheets  with parchment paper or Silpat and set aside.
  3. Soak raisins in hot water for 10 minutes, then drain. (optional)
  4. Beat together butter, brown and white sugar in a bowl for 2 minutes.
  5. Add vanilla and egg and beat to combine.
  6. In a bowl sift together flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda.
  7. Add dry ingredients to the butter and beat to combine. Stir in the oats, then raisins.
  8. Chill the batter for 15-30 minutes.
  9. Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).
  10. Using a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop out dough and roll into balls.

  11. Place on the baking sheet and bake for 11-12 minutes, until the edges are golden.
  12. Let the cookies cool down for 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack.

  13. Store in an air-tight container at room temperature for 5 days.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chewy oatmeal raisin cookies

Nutrition Information

Calories: 128, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 53mg, Potassium: 95mg, Carbohydrates: 19g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Protein: 1g, Vitamin A: 155%, Vitamin C: 0.4%, Calcium: 13%, Iron: 0.8%