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.
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.
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?
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.
This is one of my mom’s favorite cookie recipes, so we end up making these a lot.
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! :)
- 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
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
- In a small bowl stir together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and the salt, set aside.
- 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.
- Gradually beat the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until combined.
- Stir in the oats and the raisins.
- 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.