Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies


Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies just like grandma made! Serve with a tall glass of milk for an oatmeal cookie break that will take you back to childhood.

Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
38 mins

A chewy oatmeal raisin cookie is a classic and for good reason! Rolled oats and raisins are the perfect pairing when combined with sugar, flour, and a touch of cinnamon. Make these homemade oatmeal raisin cookies as large or as small as you'd like. We've included methods for either size! Using a cookie scoop will result in even, round cookies. The finished cookies will last for three days at room temperature or freeze them for up to three months.

This oatmeal raisin cookie recipe makes a great base for cookie sandwiches! Simply spread marshmallow creme, dulce de leche, chocolate-hazelnut spread, peanut butter, frosting, and /or softened ice cream on the bottom of a cookie, then top with another cookie, bottom side down. If desired, roll in sprinkles.


  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 cup regular or quick-cooking rolled oats

  • 1 cup raisins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large bowl beat the butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.

  2. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract until combined.

  3. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour.

  4. Stir in the rolled oats and raisins.

  5. Drop the oatmeal raisin cookie dough by rounded teaspoons or tablespoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Or drop dough using a cookie scoop or 1/4-cup measure 3 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven about 8 minutes for spoon-size portions (bake about 12 minutes for cookie-scoop or 1/4-cup portions) or until edges are light brown and centers appear set. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack; cool completely.

    Yields 72 (teaspoon-size), 36 (tablespoon-size), 24 (cookie-scoop-size), 18 (1/4 cup-size) cookies.

    Storage Tip: Layer the oatmeal raisin cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container and cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Loaded Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookie Variation

Prepare the oatmeal raisin cookie recipe as directed, except reduce the butter to 1/2 cup and beat in 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter and 1/4 cup milk with the butter. Omit the raisins. Stir in 1/2 cup red and green candy-coated peanut butter pieces or white baking pieces, and 1/2 cup dried cranberries or dried tart cherries. Nutrition Facts: 35 calories, 1 g protein, 5 g carb., 1 g total fat, 4 mg cholesterol, 1 g sat. fat, 0 g fiber, 0% Vitamin A, 0% Vitamin C, 23 mg sodium, 0% calcium, 1% iron

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

83 Calories
3g Fat
12g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 72
Calories 83
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 60mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 2g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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