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The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These cookies are crispy on the edges and chewy towards the center. Simply the best oatmeal raisin cookies.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Oatmeal Cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Natalie@thegeneticchef.com


  • 2 cups raisins
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 cups oats*
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar**
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 ¾ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small saucepan, melt the butter then stir in the raisins and oats. Set aside to cool.
  • Whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs with the sugars and vanilla.
  • Add the flour and the oats to the sugar mixture and stir together with wooden spoon.
  • Scoop up golf ball size rounds (2 tablespoons) spacing about 2 inches apart onto a baking sheet lined with parchment.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until cookies are light golden.
  • Cool on rack and Enjoy!


If you freeze some for later use, add a minute or two to the baking time. 
*I’ve made these cookies with both old fashioned oats and quick oats. I prefer the texture of quick oats.
**Using dark brown sugar gives a wonderful flavor and extra chew.