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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

  • Author: Ana Frias
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


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



  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped


  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. 


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 143
  • Sugar: 13 g
  • Sodium: 54 mg
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 22 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 18 mg

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