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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword oatmeal-raisin-cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Dough Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 30 cookies
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
  • 2 cup raisins


  • In a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer cream together the butter, both sugars and vanilla. Beat for 2 minutes or until light beige and creamed.
  • Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.
  • In a separate bowl sift together the flour, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and nutmeg.
  • Turn the mixer to low and gradually add the sifted flour beating just until fully combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Use a large spoon or non-stick spatula and mix in the oats and raisins until fully distributed in the batter.
  • Chill the dough for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • To bake: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Divide the dough using a 2 oz ice cream scoop or 2 Tbsp. Place the cookie dough at least 2-inches apart to allow for spreading.
  • Bake for 16-18 minutes or until golden.
  • Cool on the pan for 5 minutes then move to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Store at room temperature tightly covered.