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Favorite Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I have been baking this recipe since I could bake. They are my daughters favorite also. This is the number 1 recipe that she requests when she visits from College. She said that she is happy that I am a food blogger because she will always have her favorite recipes when she has her own house. This is what keeps me going as a food blogger, I am always sharing my favorite recipes with my kids and for you.


You can never make enough Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. I love this recipe because it isn’t too sweet. I gave some to a friend who was at our home when I was baking them, he couldn’t believe how delicious these are, he has made Oatmeal Raisin Cookies before and he said my recipe was far more superior than his, well, that is a wonderful compliment.


Crispy on the outside and chewy in the middle, my favorite combo!


Favorite Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Yield: 48 cookies

Favorite Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

These are the best oatmeal raisin cookies that really do disappear very quickly!


  • 1/2 Cup (1 stick) plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 Cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/2 Cups flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 3 Cups Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • 1 Cup raisins


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer or Kitchen Aid until creamy.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
  4. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.
  5. Add oats and raisins; mix well.
  6. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto un-greased cookie sheets.
  7. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown.
  8. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack.
  9. Cool completely.
  10. Store tightly covered.

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Favorite Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Recipe from Quaker Oats

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Pat Frank

Sunday 30th of April 2023

I make the cookie dough and make the balls, freeze them and put them in a freezer bag. Walla - warm cookies anytime you want AND they are great to just keep on hand.

June HumphreyJune

Tuesday 2nd of May 2023

@Pat Frank, thanks for the great idea

Lauryn R

Tuesday 1st of December 2015

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are my favorite kind of cookie ever! I have never made them from scratch before though, I can't wait to your recipe! Thank you so much for sharing. :)


Tuesday 1st of December 2015

Thank you Lauryn, I hope that you enjoy these cookies! Nettie

Marsha A

Tuesday 1st of December 2015

Yum love oatmeal raisin cookies. Thanks!


Sunday 29th of November 2015

These look exceptional. Will make when I attend a gathering next week. Thank you Nettie


Monday 30th of November 2015

Thank you Shirley, I hope your gathering enjoys them! Nettie

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