Chocolate is grand, but oatmeal raisin cookies will always be my favorite. Packed with hearty rich flavor and succulent raisins, these cookies are absolutely perfect. Big and thick, soft and chewy. I love them. I’d take these over any other cookie out there. Any day of the week. And twice on Sunday. Odd saying. Anyone know where it comes from?
Soaking the raisins in the egg mixture is the key to this recipe. It produces lots of plump juicy morsels to bit into with all that oat deliciousness.
If you’ve had hard, dry versions of this cookie before and been turned off the whole notion of Oatmeal Raisin, give this recipe a whirl. They are simply delicious.
Perfect Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
-3 eggs beaten
-1 cup raisins
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1 cup butter
-1 cup packed brown sugar
-1/2 cup white sugar
-2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
-1 rounded teaspoon cinnamon
-2 teaspoons baking soda
-2 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1- Combine eggs, vanilla, and raisins in a small bowl, cover and let stand for 1 hour.
2-Preheat oven to 350 F
3-In a large bowl cream the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar together. In another bowl sift together the flour, cinnamon, and baking soda, stir into creamed mixture. Then stir in raisin mixture, and rolled oats. Scoop 2 tablespoons of dough onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until just set on the edges. Cool 10 minutes on the cookie sheet, then remove to a cooling rack.
14 thoughts on “Perfect Oatmeal Raisin Cookies”
Hey Im selling a variety of cookies. So I tried your recipe.. the verdict is:My cookies came out pretty and soft.. im not a big fan of them however and they were a bit dryer than I would of liked. It could be because Im not an oatmeal fan and Im used to putting tons of things into them.. who knows. but overall nice recipe.. thanks a bunch and yes it did make a difference on the raisins.. and Im not much of a raisin fan either..but they are good and juicy
I just finished baking them and they are absolutely awesome! Thank you for sharing them!
My husband tells me these are bad because whenever he likes something I never make them again. He loved this cookie. He said they reminded him of a boy scout cookie his grandmother had years ago. They are soft and chewy. Thank you for the recipe. I will keep this one so I can make him happy by making them again and again.
I just made these for my husband’s best friend’s birthday & I think they might be the best oatmeal raisin cookies I have ever had. Thanks for the recipe!
would i need to put the egg and raisin mixture in the fridge for the hour? im not sure it safe to leave egg on the counter?
If your home is air conditioned, it is perfectly fine to leave the mixture out for a mere hour!
Absolute worst oatmeal cookie recipe! The dough is very dry and the cookies turned out like round balls instead of slowing flattening. I think it has something to do with soaking the raisins in the eggs. Barely any flavor. Highly disappointed.
Kayla, I’m so sorry these didn’t turn out for you.
this the recipe I use,excellent.
This recipe has the most unique flavor of ANY cookie I’ve ever baked. One of the best recipes I’ve ever tried, thank you for sharing.
I’m so glad you enjoyed Janet! It’s one of my absolute favorites!
I Made these for my boyfriend last year and he loved them. Making them again for Valentine’s Day for him. He will be thrilled! He says they are the best Oakville raisin cookies he has ever had.
Add 1/4 cup of flour to recipe
I love this recipe! I make it all the time. My hubby is not a fan of cinnamon so I leave that out for him and they are still fantastic. Thanks for sharing.