Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

A stack of cookies placed on two plates with flowers in background

5 from 3 reviews

These Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are soft, chewy and have an amazing flavor. Just plain and simple wholesome and nothing complicated.




  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth using an electric mixer.
  3. In a separate small bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together.
  4. Add the dry mixture into the butter/sugar mixture and with the electric mixer cream little bit more until mixed well.
  5. Using a spatula, fold in the oats, raisins and walnuts and mix well.
  6. Chill the dough covered  in the fridge for about two hours prior to baking.
  7. Scoop 2 tbsp of dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Space the dough about 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake for about 10-12 minutes (start checking at the 10 minute mark since all ovens are different). The cookies are done when the edges are golden but the center looks a little undercooked.
  9. Remove from oven and keep on baking sheet for about 5 minutes prior to transferring them to a cooling rack.
  10. To store place in an air tight container or a ziplock bag with a small piece of bread. The bread will absorb the moisture and will keep the cookies fresh longer. Store for up to 5 days. 


Cookie dough can be frozen for up to 3 months. Roll into balls prior to freezing for easy thawing. 


Keywords: oatmeal raisin, soft, chewy, classic, easy, traditional, rolled oats.