Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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You know the saying “oatmeal raisin cookies are the reason I have trust issues”? Well what if I’ve found a recipe for some that might make you rethink your allegiance to chocolate chip cookies? My dad loves oatmeal raisin cookies, and they were always the only cookies he could bake for himself and be pretty assured neither my mom nor my sister or I would be the least bit tempted to grab any. Well dad, I hate to tell you, but now that I’m armed with this recipe, you’ll forever have to share your cookies. (Also, happy belated Father’s Day!)

These oatmeal raisin cookies are soft and chewy with a touch of salty and a whole lot of sweetness.

Start by creaming together the sugars, butter, vanilla and egg until nice and smooth. Then slowly add in the flour. You’ll want the dough to be pretty soft.

Pour in the oatmeal 1/4 cup at a time. Use a spoon to scrape off any bits that cling to the sides or bottom of your mixer.

Once the oatmeal has been incorporated, add in the raisins a few tablespoons at a time.

Then using your hands, roll the cookie dough into 1 inch balls and arrange on a lined cookie sheet.

You’ll know when the cookies are perfectly baked when the tops are barely beginning to crack.

Let the cookies rest for a few minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. One pro tip when it comes to baking cookies: never stack still-warm cookies unless you want a big mess of cookies. Which, lets be honest, isn’t all too bad because cookies.

I made these cookies less than 24 hours ago and they’ve all disappeared – thanks to my dad, grandpa, and boyfriend (aka Theo’s dad!) I was only able to snag a measly two for myself. These cookies are sure to make any papa happy!

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Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

The Starving Chef
These oatmeal raisin cookies are soft and chewy with a touch of salty and a whole lot of sweetness.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine Cookies
Servings 24 cookies


  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup raisins
  • ½ cup butter room temperature
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350*F. In a stand mixed with the paddle attachment, cream together the white and brown sugar, butter, vanilla, and egg. Beat until color has lightened.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and soda, and salt.
  • Add in 1/4 cup of the flour mix at a time until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as you go. Dough should be smooth and soft but not sticky. Pour in the oatmeal while the mixer stirs at a medium-low speed. Add in 1/2 cup of the oatmeal at a time, followed by the raisins, a few tablespoons at a time.
  • Roll the dough into 1inch balls using your hands and arrange onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until tops are just cracking.
  • Let cookies rest for a few minutes on the pan before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve and enjoy!
Keyword cookies, dessert, raisins
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