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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

This foolproof recipe for perfect Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies will transport you back to your childhood in no time. Chewy, nutty, and oh-so delicious, these cookies are pure bliss.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Nothing beat a classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookie like these olden brown cookie with a bumpy surface. Their edges are crisp
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Cooling5 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bars and cookies, Fall, oatmeal cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Summer Dessert, Winter
Servings: 36
Calories: 155kcal


  • Aluminum Half Sheet Pan
  • Silicone Baking Mat
  • 12×17 Cooling And Baking Rack



  • 2 cups All-purpose flour 
  • 1 tsp. Baking soda
  • 1 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1 tsp. Table salt


  • 2 Sticks unsalted butter, (16 Tbsp.) softened 
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Packed dark brown sugar 
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. Pure vanilla extract


  • 3 cups Old-fashioned oats (not instant) 
  • 1 ½ cups Raisins


  • Preheat oven to 350° with rack in center position. Coat a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  • Cream butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a second bowl with a mixer on low. Increase speed to high and blend until fluffy and lighter in color.
  • Stir flour mixture into butter mixture until no flour is visible. Stir in oats and raisins.
  • Scoop cookies using a # 40 scoop (about 11/2 Tbsp. measure). Drop dough onto prepared baking sheets 2 inches apart.
  • Bake cookies until golden but still moist beneath cracks on top, 11–13 minutes. Let cookies sit on baking sheet 2 minutes to set up, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.


Per cookie, Calories: 155
  • For a fruity alternative, substitute 1 cup chopped dried cranberries or cherries for 1½ cups raisins.

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories155
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 6g 10%
    • Saturated Fat 3g 15%
  • Cholesterol 24mg 8%
  • Sodium 122mg 6%
  • Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
    • Protein 2g 4%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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