The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Ever!

The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Yield: 45 cookies

Prep Time:15 minutes

Cook Time:12-14 minutes

5 / 5 (9 Reviews)
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The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe Ever – My mom makes the most amazing oatmeal cookies. Soft and chewy on the inside, crispy around the edges!


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice (or 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon + 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg)
  • 3 sticks (1 1/2 cups) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line several baking sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and apple pie spice.
  2. In the bowl on an electric mixer, cream the butter and both sugars in high until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Scrape the bowl with a spatula, then beat in the vanilla and eggs. Turn the mixer on low and slowly add in the flour mixture. Scrape the bowl again then turn the mixer on low and mix in the oats and raisins.
  3. Using a 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop the dough into equal portions and spread the balls out two inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until slightly golden around the edges. Cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheets before moving.

NOTES: For thicker puffier cookies, chill the dough for 30-60 minutes, then bake for 15+ minutes.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 45 cookies, Serving Size: 1 cookie

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 163 Calories
  • Total Fat: 7.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.1g
  • Cholesterol: 24mg
  • Sodium: 99mg
  • Carbohydrates: 22.9g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Sugar: 10.8g
  • Protein: 2.4g
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23 comments on “The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

  1. Fork on the Roadposted February 20, 2017 at 12:09 pm Reply

    crispy/Chewy oatmeal cookies = Food of the Gods.

    Thank you, Sommer.

    Rating: 5
  2. Julie | Table for Twoposted February 20, 2017 at 6:49 pm Reply

    Nothing like a good oatmeal raisin cookie! Delish!

    Rating: 5
  3. Maria Lichtyposted February 20, 2017 at 7:38 pm Reply

    These look so soft and delicious!

  4. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted February 21, 2017 at 10:27 am Reply

    Oatmeal and raisin cookies are a classic with good reason and these ones look amazing!

  5. Marla Meridithposted February 21, 2017 at 6:13 pm Reply

    These really do look like the best oatmeal raisin cookies!

  6. Heather Christoposted February 21, 2017 at 8:29 pm Reply

    I LOVE oatmeal raisin cookies!!!

  7. Aprilposted July 11, 2017 at 1:39 pm Reply

    I just made these and they came out just like the pictures I did chill the dough and they are delicious and puffy.

    Rating: 5
  8. Gisselleposted July 22, 2017 at 2:05 am Reply

    Can I substitute chocolate chips for the raisins? And could I easily add coconut as well?

    • Sommerposted July 31, 2017 at 4:14 pm Reply

      Hi Gisselle! Absolutely on both questions. :)

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  10. Michelleposted September 2, 2017 at 3:30 pm Reply

    A great recipe! I wouldn’t change a thing about it. The cookies turned out chewy and moist. Just for fun, I threw in a few craisens and they tasted great. A keeper for sure!

    Rating: 5
  11. Betty Johnsonposted September 23, 2017 at 1:21 pm Reply

    This is, without a doubt, the best oatmeal raisin cookie i have ever made! My sons loved them as well as myself. I would recommend this cookie above all others i have tried!

    Rating: 5
  12. Karen Englishposted September 27, 2017 at 12:10 am Reply


    Rating: 5
  13. Lacy Deckerposted October 14, 2017 at 8:52 pm Reply

    Your recipe doesn’t include instructions for adding the oats and raisins!

  14. Sandyposted October 21, 2017 at 5:31 pm Reply

    I really like the nutritional information where it says, “Nutrition Information

    Yield: 45 cookies, Serving Size: 45”

    serving size 45! granted I could try to eat all 45 but I think less would be a more appropriate serving size… LOL! Dang! these HAVE to be good to eat 45 in one sitting! LOLOLOL! gonna try these… but will eat one or two at a time… =D Thanks Sommer!

    • Sommerposted October 24, 2017 at 7:37 pm Reply

      Hi Sandy,

      Thanks for catching that. LOL! The recipe calculator we use spits out numbers, then sometimes I have to tweak them to make more sense. Obviously I didn’t notice this one. :)

  15. Yelenaposted November 23, 2017 at 12:55 am Reply

    Perfect recipe for perfect cookies! Loved them!

    Rating: 5
  16. Gabriela Lucasposted December 5, 2017 at 3:20 pm Reply

    Hi Sommer, Im a Mum also living in Queretaro, Mexico and I work in communities were we are fighting malnutrition with vegetable production and  oat milk, oat meat, oat everything…. oat has so much qualities. I will try your recipe there!! Thanks for sharing! 

  17. Jordynposted December 10, 2017 at 10:23 pm Reply

    Great recipe. My husband is a critic of oatmeal raisin cookies. Haha. My only disappointment was that they were very salty but maybe I accidentally added too much. Just watch the salt! And I was down to only one stick of butter and substituted with a pack of apple sauce with one stick of butter.  

    Rating: 4.5
  18. Meowposted December 17, 2017 at 11:50 am Reply

    It was scrumptious.

  19. Catposted December 17, 2017 at 9:49 pm Reply

    I take it they would be equally delicious without the cinnamon and nutmeg?

  20. Pamposted January 2, 2018 at 10:03 pm Reply

    These really are the best oatmeal cookies that I have ever made! And they keep so well! This is it the recipe I will always use from now on!

    Rating: 5
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