Dear Crissy

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

You know, cookies these days are just a bunch of showoffs. These delicious, chewy oatmeal raisin cookies prove that you don’t have to be chock-full of chocolate chips or studded with sprinkles to be a tasty cookie. Sometimes it’s good to keep it simple, y’all, and while this cookie is humble, it’s also just SUPER YUMMY.

These delicious, chewy oatmeal raisin cookies are easy to make and well-loved in my family.

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Now, I will not lie to you guys. Raisins aren’t exactly my favorite ingredient.

The thing is, everyone else in my family really enjoys raisins, especially my soft and chewy oatmeal raisin cookies.

These delicious, chewy oatmeal raisin cookies are easy to make and well-loved in my family.

It seems like raisins are just one of those polarizing ingredients like nuts or cilantro.

Either you like them or you don’t. Which camp are you in?

These delicious, chewy oatmeal raisin cookies are easy to make and well-loved in my family.

The thing is, even though raisins aren’t my fave, I still know a good cookie when I taste one.

These chewy oatmeal raisin cookies are nothing short of scrumptious. They are so good that I’m able to overlook the raisins and just enjoy the sweet and tasty texture of this perfectly-baked cookie recipe.

This is one of my favorite cookies to bake for the kids’ school lunches. I love sending them with a little treat, but I don’t like to load their lunch with too much candy, chocolate or sugar. One of these chewy oatmeal raisin cookies hits the spot without being messy or too decadent.

If you’re still not sold on raisin cookies, don’t miss my incredible chocolate chip cookies recipe.

These delicious, chewy oatmeal raisin cookies are easy to make and well-loved in my family.

This is one of my mom’s favorite cookie recipes, so we end up making these a lot.

If you’re interested in a couple great no-bake cookie recipes, don’t miss my famous peanut butter no-bake cookies and chocolate no-bakes.

Whether you’re a big fan of raisins or just know someone who is, I hope you’ll give this great recipe a try and let me know how they turned out for you! :)

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen

These oatmeal raisin cookies are everything they should be. Sweet, chewy and oh-so-delicious!


  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. In a small bowl stir together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and the salt, set aside.
  3. In a large bowl using an electric mixer, cream together the butter, granulated sugar and the brown sugar until smooth. Add the eggs and the vanilla and beat just until combined.
  4. Gradually beat the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until combined.
  5. Stir in the oats and the raisins.
  6. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart the onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on sheets for 3 to 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack. Cool completely.

    14 Comments on “Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies”

  1. My Hubby and I really enjoyed them. Just followed your recipe. thank you.

  2. These are so good!! The perfect Oatmeal raisin cookie!

  3. Soooo I didn’t read the instructions properly lol and wanted the giant cookies from Starbucks so these made 6 HUGE cookies! 

  4. These Oatmeal Raisin cookies cookies are delicious!,
     I made them with raisins & will continue using this recipe It is awesome! 

  5. I love oatmeal cookies and I’ve been looking for a great, new recipe…well, I found it. The cookies are still cooling as I type this and I’ve already had two. I did skip the raisins this go around and used chocolate chips, because why not?  Crissy, you hit it out of the park! Excellent cookie! My little guy and I will be having reverse dinner tonight. Happ and Blessed New Year ya’ll! 

  6. If you don’t like raisins, how about chocolate chips instead? And finely chopped pecans are a great addition! We use a coffee grinder to chop the pecans. Just watch to be sure not to grind too fine ❤️

  7. I have made these twice and each time they never fail. This is a very easy recipe to put together. I had used this recipe to make them sugar free for my diabetic hubby, he loved them. Thanks for sharing. 

  8. I used dried cherries instead of raisins
    And I added chopped walnuts came out delicious

  9. All your recipes, photos are fantastic!!!

  10. So you just spoke my language… Oatmeal. raisin is my favorite cookie but I don’t eat raisins… Go figure!. I just pick them out and keep eating. I will try this recipe and then will let you know how it is. Love your blog.

  11. Raisins aren’t my favorite either, but I adore them in oatmeal raisin cookies! Your blog looks so beautiful! You always inspire me! Nettie

  12. Hi, they look good. I’m english and we don’t use cup measures. Are english and american
    Measures the same? Have you thought of listing your ingredientd in grams? Your website and
    Recipes are thoughtfully put together.

  13. Hey Crissy! I LOVE the site design! So clean and fresh and I love the girly colors!!!!

    But hey now, raisins in cookies? I just can’t do it. I’ll take your word that they’re delicous though! :)

  14. Oatmeal raisin cookies are the best cookies.

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