Saturday, April 18, 2015

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I'm always on the hunt for good recipes. By good recipes I mean those simple, traditional, old school, no fail recipes.
And this recipe, is one of those!

I wish I had some interesting back story about it, but I don't. I found it on Pinterest about a year ago, and it quickly became a family favorite!

These cookies are soft and chewy with slightly crispy edges. They are packed full of oats, raisins, and cinnamon and sweetened with brown sugar.
I've made this recipe a couple times with add-ins like coconut and chocolate chips (I have a hard time sticking to and following recipes!), but these chewy oatmeal raisin cookies, don't need any of those extras!

Seriously, when I bake these cookies, we have to make sure that we're going to visit Nana, Grampa or Great Grampa or else we will eat all of them!

And don't they look amazing in that Joseph Rèal Design serving bowl?

So, grab a glass of milk and a cookie (or 10) and enjoy!

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe:
(Makes about 4 dozen cookies)

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract*
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon**
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 3/4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup raisins 


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until smooth
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla until fluffy
  • Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt
  • Gradually beat in dry ingredients into butter mixture
  • Fold in oats and raisins
  • Drop by rounded teaspoons onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper)
  • Bake 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown
*I always add a little extra vanilla
**I like cinnamon, so I usually add about a teaspoon
(See...I can't stick to recipes)
(Recipe adapted from Six Sisters Stuff)

1 comment:

  1. They look really good. I just made some oatmeal cookies last week and i almost broke my teeth on them. I definitly will try these. The only thing is....i need one of them Joseph Real serving bowls to serve them in.