Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe

These oatmeal raisin cookies are soft and chewy with a hint of cinnamon. It’s a quick and easy recipe that you can make in under 30 minutes from start to finish.

These oatmeal raisin cookies are soft and chewy with a hint of cinnamon. It's a quick and easy recipe that you can make in under 30 minutes from start to finish.

Hi friends! Fiona here today. Who loves Oatmeal Raisin Cookies? If so, these cookies are soft and chewy with a hint of cinnamon and can be made in under 30 minutes! Really, there’s no reason not to make these cookies 🙂

Now, I don’t know about you –  but for the longest time I always opted for chocolate chip cookies over oatmeal raisin cookies. But after finding the perfect oatmeal raisin recipe, it’s a close race because these cookies are so delicious.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe

They’re soft and chewy, with a delicious caramel brown sugar flavor. The oatmeal adds lots of texture, and the raisins make the recipe a classic.

So let’s talk specifics about this easy oatmeal raisin cookie recipe:

  1. We’re starting with real butter for the most flavor.
  2. Brown sugar adds a caramel-like undertone, and makes the cookies extra chewy.
  3. Then we’re adding a little honey because it keeps the cookies soft. (It’s my secret ingredient).
  4. 1 egg for tenderness.
  5. A hint of cinnamon is a must for oatmeal raisin cookies in my book.
  6. Then finally, we’re using quick oats. Old fashioned oats are ok – but I don’t recommend using instant oats (they’re too fine and behave more like flour), or steel cut oats (they’ll end up too hard and crunchy in your cookies).

oatmeal raisin cookies recipe

What I also love about this recipe is that you don’t have to chill the cookie dough. After you’re done making the dough, form it into balls about 1 to 1.5 tablespoons in size. The dough will be sticky, so I like to use a cookie scoop. It makes uniform sized cookies and it’s less messy.

Then the oatmeal raisin cookies are ready to bake. We absolutely love how these cookies are so chewy, packed with texture, and have a delicious brown sugar flavor and hint of cinnamon. So if you’re looking for the perfect oatmeal raisin cookies – then this recipe is definitely for you!

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These oatmeal raisin cookies are soft and chewy with a hint of cinnamon. It's a quick and easy recipe that you can make in under 30 minutes from start to finish

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

5 from 2 votes

These oatmeal raisin cookies are soft and chewy with a hint of cinnamon. It's a quick and easy recipe that you can make in under 30 minutes from start to finish.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 22 cookies
Calories 112 kcal
Author on lilluna.com

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar , or 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees & line cookie sheets with parchment paper or baking mats. 

  2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Then beat in the vanilla, honey & egg. 

  3. Turn the mixer down to low speed and carefully beat in the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.

  4. Beat in the oats with the mixer on low, then stir in the raisins using a large spatula or wooden spoon. 

  5. Form the dough into balls about 1 to 1.5 tablespoons in size (I recommend using a cookie scoop), and place 2 inches apart on the baking sheets. 

  6. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the tops are just set. 

Recipe Notes

*Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

**After the cookie dough is formed into balls, they can be placed in a ziploc bag and frozen. Then bake cookies from frozen - they'll likely take an extra minute or two. 

Author

Fiona Dowling

My name’s Fiona and I love to bake and blog. I share homemade, from scratch, classic recipes for desserts & sweet treats including cakes, cupcakes, cookies and more.

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