Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

A Quarter Baked
by A Quarter Baked
10 Cookies
47 min

I love a good oatmeal raisin cookie. They make me think of my granny and oatmeal cream pies. These cookies are soft, chewy, and have just the right amount of sweetness for an oatmeal cookie. They also have just the right amount of oatmeal in them. I did a couple trials for this recipe. Three to be exact. Each time I tweaked a little of this and a little of that to create the final recipe and they turned out amazing! The cinnamon adds a wonderful spice to the cookie, and the molasses really brings it all together. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!

Recipe details
  • 10  Cookies
  • Prep time: 35 Minutes Cook time: 12 Minutes Total time: 47 min
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  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter softened 113 g
  • 1/3 c Sugar 76 g
  • 1/3 c Dark Brown Sugar 80 g
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 T Molasses 9 g
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract 2 g
  • 1/2 T Cinnamon 4 g
  • 1/2 tsp Salt 2 g
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda 5 g
  • 1 c Old Fashioned Oats 80 g
  • 3/4 c Allpurpose Flour 115 g
  • 1/2 c Raisins 64 g

Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees.
With your hand mixer cream your softened butter and sugars together until its well mixed and slightly fluffy.
Add in your egg and mix throughly.
Add the molasses and vanilla extract. Then blend until fully incorporated.
Add in your salt, baking soda, cinnamon, oats, raisins, and allpurpose flour. Then mix together until all of the flour is incorporated. Be careful not to over mix the dough.
Portion the dough into 10 cookies.
Chill the portioned cookies in the fridge for 20 minutes.
Space the chilled cookies out evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. You can also use pan spray if you don't have parchment paper.
Bake the cookies for 12 minutes. Turn the tray half way through baking if your oven bakes unevenly.
Let the cookies cool and enjoy!
  • This recipe can be easily doubled to make more cookies.
  • The dough can also be stretched to make 12 slightly smaller cookies instead of 10.
  • Ton12893342 Ton12893342 on Sep 16, 2021

    These sound great. I'm a big fan of soft cookies. I read that the addition of raisins is to keep oatmeal cookies soft. Can these be done without raisins? Not a fan.

    • Lilu Lilu on Sep 16, 2021

      You might try dried cranberries instead, yummy!

  • Patti Patti on Sep 22, 2022

    I tried this recipe today. I must have done something wrong....and I follow a recipe to a tee....My cookies came out extremely flattened and spread out. Looked more like some kind of lace cookie.

    • A Quarter Baked A Quarter Baked on Sep 22, 2022

      Your dough may not have been cold enough or your oven may run hot. Both are common variables. Everyone's oven and fridge aren't the same Temps. I would suggest chilling your dough longer or putting it in the freezer until firm and cold (not frozen) Also I would cut your oven down 25 degrees. So bake at 325 instead of 350.