Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – Made with brown sugar, cinnamon, and oatmeal, these oatmeal raisin cookies have a crispy outer edge and a soft, chewy middle. Delicious cookie recipe!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies have the perfect crispy outer edge and thick, chewy middle. Scrumptious old fashioned cookie recipe with cinnamon and raisins. They remind me of Grandma’s oatmeal cookies.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are one of my oldest’s favorite cookie recipes, along with these Snickerdoodle Cookie Pops. They’re so yummy with a slightly crispy outer edge and a soft, chewy middle.

While I make these cookies with raisins, you can make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies too.

I really do love the oatmeal, cinnamon, and raisins in this cookie; the flavors meld together to form a delicious cookie.

This recipe is actually adapted from an oatmeal cookie my grandma used to make. While I’ve made a few changes, like using butter instead of shortening, adding less sugar, and a few other ingredient changes… They’re still very reminiscent of her delicious Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.

This recipe can be mixed up with a mixer, but when you get to the point where you’re adding in the oatmeal and the raisins, it may be easier to mix by hand. The dough gets quite stiff and can sometimes climb up the mixing paddle (at least on my mixer).

Whether you’re making these for a potluck, get together, or just to share with your family, they’re fun to make and equally fun to eat, especially with a tall glass of ice cold milk. Let’s do some baking, shall we?

How to make the most scrumptious Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, filled with cinnamon, brown sugar, and raisins. They’re so yummy, with a slightly crispy outer edge and soft, chewy middle.

Tips for how to make Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Before you get started, gather your ingredients… You’ll need brown sugar, pure cane sugar, unsalted butter, eggs, vanilla extract, milk, vinegar, all-purpose flour, salt, baking soda, ground cinnamon, old fashioned oats, and raisins.

  • Begin by making the sour milk… Add the vinegar to the milk to sour it, and set it aside to rest while you start mixing the dough.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 350°F.
  • Cream (mix) together the brown sugar, pure cane sugar, and softened butter.
  • Mix the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture, alternating with the sour milk.
  • Add the oatmeal and raisins, mixing them in well (this is where you may need to mix by hand).
  • Using a cookie scoop, drop cookies onto your cookie sheet, pressing/patting the cookies somewhat flat with your fingers.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the cookies turn a nice golden hue.
  • When you remove each batch from the oven, remove the cookies from the cookie sheet and allow them to cool on a wire rack.
  • Serve with a nice tall glass of ice cold milk.

Bake up a batch of Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with this easy, old fashioned recipe. Makes a scrumptiously delicious cookie with a hint of cinnamon and filled with raisins (or chocolate chips).

Looking for more scrumptious cookie recipes?

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

Snickerdoodle Cookie Pops

Crisp Cutout Sugar Cookies

Grandma’s Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Caramel Apple Snickerdoodles

Raspberry Lemon Butter Cookies

Kitchen tools you may need to make Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Liquid Measuring Cup – I use mine all the time when baking; it’s perfect for mixing the milk and vinegar together.

Mixer or Hand Mixer – Your mixer will be your best friend if you love to bake.

Large Mixing Bowl – You’ll need a bowl if you’re mixing by hand or with a hand mixer.

Measuring Spoons and Cups – for measuring out your ingredients.

Sifter – for sifting the dry ingredients together.

Cookie Scoop – I wasn’t sold on my cookie scoop at first; Dan wanted me to use it, but I was used to just using a spoon and my fingers. But he was right… It saves dough, makes a smaller cookie, and lends to a rounder cookie.

Cookie Sheet – Mine comes in handy for so many things, including baking cookies.

Cookie Spatula – for removing the hot cookies from the cookie sheet.

Wire Rack – This allows the cookies to rest and cool before you put them in the cookie jar.

Bake up a quick dessert, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Reminiscent of Grandma’s oatmeal cookies, they have a slightly crispy outer edge and a soft, chewy middle. So yummy!

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, made with brown sugar, cinnamon, and oatmeal, have a crispy outer edge and a soft, chewy middle. Delicious cookie recipe!

Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 to 4 dozen

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Begin by making the sour milk... Add the vinegar to the milk to sour it, and set it aside to rest while you start mixing the dough.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F.
  3. Cream (mix) together the brown sugar, pure cane sugar, and softened butter. 
  4. Add the eggs and vanilla extract to your mixture, and mix well.
  5. Stir the baking soda into your sour milk and set aside.
  6. Sift together the dry ingredients, including the all-purpose flour, salt, and ground cinnamon.
  7. Mix the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture, alternating with the sour milk. 
  8. Add the oatmeal and raisins, mixing them in well (this is where you may need to mix by hand). 
  9. Using a cookie scoop, drop cookies onto your cookie sheet, pressing/patting the cookies somewhat flat with your fingers.
  10. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the cookies turn a nice golden hue. 
  11. When you remove each batch from the oven, remove the cookies from the cookie sheet and allow them to cool on a wire rack.
  12. Serve with a nice tall glass of ice cold milk. 

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, made with brown sugar, cinnamon, and oatmeal, have a crispy outer edge and a soft, chewy middle. Delicious cookie recipe!

Soft and chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are a family favorite dessert around our house. Filled with raisins and cinnamon goodness, they’re a scrumptious cookie recipe just waiting to be baked.

10 thoughts on “Oatmeal Raisin Cookies”

  1. Browsing for old fashioned oatmeal cookie recipes, this was just what I needed. I remember how very good they were too . They came from one of the best cooks I’ve known.
    Thanks, from your Mom

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