The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Ever

Jenni K


My husband put in a specific request for oatmeal raisin cookies. He wanted them to be "thinner, but soft." On my search for the best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, I came across this one at
Just the perfect amount of crispness on the outside, and chewy on the inside.
I've tried different combos that have turned out fantastic. Using Craisins instead is the new favorite, and combining them with white chocolate chips is an unexpected twist!

★★★★★ 27 votes
appx 4 dozen
2 Hr
10 Min


eggs, well beaten
1 Tbsp
(yes, tablespoon) vanilla
1 c
raisins or craisins
1 c
butter, room temp
1 c
brown sugar
3/4 c
white sugar
1 1/2 c
1 tsp
1 tsp
baking soda
2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
3 c
oatmeal (quick cooking or old fashioned, not instant)
1/2 c
chocolate, cinnamon, white chocolate or butterscotch chips (optional)
1/2 c
chopped nuts (optional)

How to Make The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Ever


  • 11-2 hours before -- The key is to soak the raisins. This makes all the difference in the world. Beat eggs and vanilla together and then add the raisins, stir. Soak for an hour or two. Stir periodically.
  • 2Preheat oven to 350.
  • 3Cream butter and sugars with mixer.
  • 4In a separate bowl combine flour, salt, baking soda, cinammon, ginger & nutmeg. Stir the dry ingredients until well blended.
  • 5Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 6Add in the egg & raisin mixture (I used my hands).
  • 7Add in the oatmeal and chocolate chips/nuts and combine well. *Note* whenever I use craisins instead, I don't add the optional chips or nuts, but feel free to experiment!
  • 8Form into balls on a lightly greased cookie sheet (I just lined mine with parchment paper). Bake 10-13 minutes until JUST turning golden brown on the edges. (Mine took 10 min on regular pans, 12 min on air bake pans)
  • 9Let cool on cookie sheet for 2-5 minutes or until firm enough to transfer to wire rack.
    Makes 2 1/2 dozen large cookies. I used a cookie scoop for smaller cookies, and it made exactly 56 cookies (just over 4 1/2 dozen)

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Course/Dish: Cookies
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy