Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe (2024)

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What a beautiful weekend it was! We had a little fog, but for the most part, it really did feel like springtime. I did some springtime crafting andI also made some delicious chewy oatmeal raisin cookies, so today I am sharingmy best oatmeal raisin cookie recipe.

It is an adaptation from a few recipes, changing up the recipe over the years is the best way to make your favorites. These cookies are filled with oats and raisins and they stay fresh for a while too! Soft and chewy cookies are great as a gift for a friend too! Try these with a nice cup of my favorite hot chocolate for a cozy treat.

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This oatmeal raisin cookie recipe with quick oats can be put together easily and the cookies freeze well too after baking. It is one of my husband's favorite cookie recipes.

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Hi Friends! If you are a cookie fan like I am, you bake cookies year-round. These are one of my husband's favorite cookies, so I make them several times of the year. It has taken me several iterations to come up with the perfect oatmeal cookie recipe.

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For some fun oatmeal raisin cookie variations:

Oatmeal raisin bars -Press dough into ungreased 13" x 9"baking pan. Bake 25 - 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool before cutting into squares.

Oatmeal raisin pecan cookies - add ½ cup chopped pecans to the batter before baking.

Don't forget to pin this - you are going to want to make these!

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For more great cookie recipes check out:

  • Gingerbread cookies - My favorite ginger cookie recipe.
  • Soft Snickerdoodles – light cinnamon cookies that are like air and are always a hit at parties.
  • Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe – delicious and perfect from a friend who's father worked in a bakery.
  • Simple Lemon Cookies – light and just tart enough for a lovely lemon treat.
  • Iced Oatmeal Cookies - Crumbl Copycat recipe
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This weekend we went to our first festival of the season in our new city. It was a lovely day to be outside near the water. We went to a farmers market and found some great spring offerings. I also did some crafting with my mother and I took her some of these cookies in a basket.

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Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe

Raquel Pineira

Best ever oatmeal raisin cookie recipe that makes a soft and chewy cookie that stays fresh and freezes well too. Great in lunch boxes too!

5 from 35 votes

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Prep Time 10 minutes mins

Cook Time 15 minutes mins


  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cooking oats the quick cooking kind
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • cup raisins


  • In a large bowl, cream butter, sugars eggs, and vanilla until well blended.

  • In another bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.

  • Slowly add dry ingredients to butter mixture.

  • Fold in raisins and oats.

  • Drop by rounded teaspoons about 2" apart on a greased cookie sheet. Bake 12 - 13 minutes in 350 degree oven until light brown.


Serving: 1gCalories: 83kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 91mgPotassium: 66mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 18IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg

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  1. Tamara

    While I don't care for raisins, you may make a believer out of me! Looks so soft and chewy!


    • Raquel

      My kids feel the same way. You can totally leave them out and they still taste great!


  2. Akaleistar

    Oh, yummy! I love oatmeal raisin cookies because I can pretend that they're almost like granola bars and therefore healthy 🙂


    • Raquel

      I like your thinking Ashley!


  3. Ginny Marie

    My daughter just told me she loves the oatmeal and raisin cookies we had at church the other day, so I think I need to make them at home! Thanks for the recipe!


  4. Ashley

    What is the oven temp?


    • Raquel

      350 degrees Fahrenheit.


  5. Addison

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    These cookies look delicious! Such a great recipe!


  6. Elizabeth

    Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe (11)
    The most delicious cookies! Great recipe!


    • Raquel

      Thank you Elizabeth!


  7. Magali

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    These cookies look so good! I need to try the recipes. 😋


  8. Amanda Marie

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    Love this recipe. I swapped out the raisins for crasins and it was heaven!


  9. ab

    Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe (14)
    The texture on these cookies looks amazing!! I might have to add pecans to mine, too!! So delish! I can't wait to try these.


  10. Kay

    Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe (15)
    So quick and easy to make and taste amazing!


  11. Eva Polney

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    Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies!!
    I followed the recipe exactly and made "husband approved" best oatmeal raisin cookies.


    • Raquel

      Awesome! Glad you loved the recipe - thanks for the rating!


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