Oatmeal Raisin Cookies



Ready In:

40 minutes

Good For:



About this Recipe

By: Morgana Jane

How long does it take to unload and reload the dishwasher? Hardly a though I bump around in my mind too often… except when I pop the cookies into the oven, set the timer, forget to press start, and begin unloading the dishwasher.  Halfway through reloading it I realize that the timer has not gone off for the cookies, and it feels like it should have… 

Luckily, I didn’t burn them and they don’t seem undercooked. Such forgiving cookies!

Reminder: Always press start before wandering off to multi-task…


  • 1 c flour

  • ½ tsp baking soda

  • ½ tsp baking powder

  • ½ tsp salt

  • ½ tsp cinnamon

  • ¼ tsp nutmeg

    ¾ c butter, melted

  • ¾ c brown sugar, packed

  • 1 egg, slightly beaten

  • 1 teaspoons vanilla

  • 1 ½ c oats

  • ¾ c raisins

These are very accomodating cookies, so you don’t have to stop at raisin… They are awesome with walnuts, chocolate chips, coconut, pecans… There is no end to the variation. Add what you like!

A Classic

The classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, a little crispy, a little chewy, and perfect for dunking in coffee, tea, or milk. 

These cookies are an all time favorite in our house. Not fancy, hardly festive, but always in demand and they disappear quickly!


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a large bowl until evenly mixed.

Place the brown sugar, melted butter, vanilla, and egg into another bowl and whisk together until smooth and uniform in consistency.

Step 2

Slowly add the butter mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until about ½ combined, then add the oats and raisins and mix until everything is evenly combined.

Once evenly combined let the dough rest for 15 minutes – why let the dough rest? Because my sister said, “let it rest,” and she is the cookie boss.

Step 3

Set the oven to 350° and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll the dough into 1” (ish) balls and place them on the cookie sheets in 3 X 4 rows. Give the dough balls a little squish with your fingers to flatten them a bit, then pop the pans into the oven, side by side, for 9 – 10 minutes.

Step 4

The cookies are done when the edges and bottoms are golden, and the tops are a bit soft to touch. Remove them from the oven when done and let them rest 5 minutes on the pans before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Why let them rest? Sister’s instructions… Just another cookie mystery… Perhaps these are lazy cookies?

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