The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Ever

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Jenni K

By
@AnCsMom

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 journeytocrunchville.wordpress.com
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!

Rating:

★★★★★ 29 votes

Comments:
Serves:
appx 4 dozen
Prep:
2 Hr
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2
    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
    flour
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    ginger
  • 1/2 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 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

Step-by-Step

  1. 1-2 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.
  2. Preheat oven to 350.
  3. Cream butter and sugars with mixer.
  4. In a separate bowl combine flour, salt, baking soda, cinammon, ginger & nutmeg. Stir the dry ingredients until well blended.
  5. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture and mix well.
  6. Add in the egg & raisin mixture (I used my hands).
  7. Add 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!
  8. Form 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)
  9. Let 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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About The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Ever

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




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