Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are a classic that are really simple to bake. This recipe yields a few dozen, so great for baking for a crowd.

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When we opened a new container of oats a few weeks ago, Tyler saw the photo on the side for some Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. He insisted that we had to make them. I checked the recipe and the ingredients, and we happened to have everything for it.

Both of the boys enjoy helping me in the kitchen. Well, Tyler likes to help cook. Ryan just wants to eat the food. We decided to make these cookies one afternoon, but I didn’t realize just how many it would make. And I don’t really like raisins. And I didn’t know if the boys would like the cookies. So we made them and brought them outside to share with a bunch of neighbors.

This recipe comes straight from the oatmeal container, and I don’t know if I would change much, except maybe try with a little less sugar next time. I don’t know why they call these vanishing cookies, maybe because they end up disappearing not long after you make them?

Step by Step

Start by softening the butter. The original recipe has it listed in a strange way, but you need 14 tbsp of butter. Yes, it seems like a lot of butter, and we weren’t sure about this. But the cookies still taste good (according to everyone else) so I’ll leave that as is. Use a mixer to combine the butter with the sugars until they are creamy.

Then add in the eggs and vanilla until it’s well combined.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt, and mix well.

Slowly add the flour mixture into the rest of the dough. Mix until well combined.

Finally, add the oats and raisins into the dough. Stir until they are fully combined.

Scoop the dough out in tablespoon amounts onto an ungreased cookie sheet. I like to use my cookie scoop to try to get the cookies all about the same size. This dough ended up making about 3 dozen cookies.

Bake in an oven preheated to 350 for about 10-12 minutes. The original recipe says 8-10 minutes. Once they are baked remove the pan from the oven. Let them cool on the pan for another minute before moving to a wire cooling rack.

Ryan was so excited about the cookies and couldn’t wait until they were done baking!

Serve warm and keep leftovers in an airtight container for 3-4 days.


Originally Published On: December 5, 2017

Last Updated On: March 22, 2020


Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin is a classic cookie that is really simple to bake. This recipe yields a few dozen, so great for baking for a crowd.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies, oats, raisins
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 128kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch


  • 14 tbsp butter softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups oats quick or old-fashioned
  • 1 cup raisins


  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat the butter and sugars until creamy
  • Add the eggs and vanilla and beat well
  • In a separate large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt and whisk together
  • Slowly add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture, stirring until well combined
  • Add the oats and raisins and mix well
  • Scoop dough by the tablespoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet
  • Bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown
  • Remove from oven and let sit on cookie sheet for another minute before transferring to a wire cooling rack


Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.7mg

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46 thoughts on “Oatmeal Raisin Cookies”

  1. I have just recently started to like oatmeal raisin cookies. I wasn’t giving it enough attention as I gravitated towards chocolate chip all of the time. But, after eating a very delicious oatmeal raisin cookie I have changed my mind on how delicious they are and this recipe looks amazing!

  2. I am on the team that loves oatmeal raisin cookies! I recently added a twist and instead of adding raisins, I added cinnamon chips! Let me just tell you, that is an awesome change to spice up your oatmeal cookie collection!

  3. Sometimes the best recipes are the ones right on those packages! I always check there first when I’m looking for something to bake. Love your little guy watching those cookies bake – so cute! Oatmeal cookies are an absolute favorite in our house too.

    1. I didn’t used to like them, but now I do! At least, I like this recipe, probably because I know I can eat them warm as you mentioned. That’s definitely when they are the best!

  4. Oatmeal raisin cookies are my favorite next to peanut butter blossoms. All the hate oatmeal raisin cookies get is completely unwarranted, in my opinion. 🙂 I wanted to do some baking this weekend, so this is perfect!

  5. I love oatmeal cookies so much and these look delicious. They are one of my favorites and I’m glad to see another recipe for one.

  6. I traded out the raisins for Craisins and they turned out great! They were a big hit with my oatmeal- cookie-loving husband!!

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