These Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are the best cookies you will ever try. Not only are they soft and chewy but they’re easy to make!
Nothing beats a great oatmeal cookie, especially ones that have a soft and chewy texture. These oatmeal cookies deliver both of those things perfectly.
Honestly, I’ve been obsessed with baking cookies lately. Not sure if it’s the weather or being cooped up due to the stay at home orders we’re under right now.
Baking is cathartic so if it helps ease stress and anxiety right now I’m all for making oatmeal raisin cookies. I feel like life is hard enough so why not do the things you love to do.
To be honest, I’ve gained a few pounds during 2020. I think a lot of people have and you know what I think about that? You sure you’re ready for this.
Who freaking cares!!
No one cares, that’s who. Do you thing, bake your cookies, eat your cookies and if anyone gives you a hard time tell them to pound salt. Life is too short to stress over every little thing.
Just let that crap go. Enjoy your life and take pleasure in the little things that set your soul on fire.
For me, cooking and baking are that thing. Plus having lots of oatmeal raisin cookies on hand during Netflix binges is a good thing. Am I right?!
- Butter – I used salted butter but unsalted butter also works.
- Sugar – This recipe uses both white granulated sugar and brown sugar.
- Eggs – Use large eggs, preferably at room temperature.
- Extract – I used vanilla extract in these cookies but rum extract would rock in these too!
- Flour – This recipe uses all purpose flour. Use whatever brand you love. We have kick ass flour in Canada.
- Baking Soda – Do not skip this ingredient. It’s important to the texture and consistency.
- Salt – This can be omitted for anyone watching sodium intake.
- Oats – Use old fashioned oats for these cookies.
- Raisins – I used Sultana raisins in my cookies because I love the flavour. Use whatever kind of raisins you love!
How to Make Oatmeal Raisin Cookies:
- First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Then, line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Next, cream the butter and both sugars together in a bowl until creamy.
- Then, add the eggs and vanilla extract to the bowl. Mix well.
- Next, add the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix again.
- Add the oats next and mix until combined well.
- Then, fold in the raisins until they are evenly distributed.
- Next, use a tablespoon or cookie scoop to drop the dough onto the cookie sheets.
- Place the cookies in the oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
- Then, remove the cookies from the oven. Allow them to cool for a couple of minutes then transfer the cookies to a cooling rack. Allow them to cool completely.
- You can store them once they are cooled.
- Lastly, serve!
How to Store Oatmeal Raisin Cookies:
- First, make sure you allow the cookies to cool completely before storing them.
- Store the cookies in an air tight container at room temperature. You can use waxed paper or parchment paper to separate the layers of cookies.
- To clarify, I do not mix recommend storing different kinds of cookies together. Honestly, they tend to take on the flavour of the other cookies if you store them in one container.
- Cookies can be stored at room temperature for about a week.
- They can also be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks.
Tips for freezing:
- Honestly, I prefer using a freezer bag. Just be sure to remove all the excess air out before sealing the bag.
- If you are using a container be sure to use waxed paper or parchment paper between the layers.
- Put a layer of waxed paper over top of the final layer then make sure you lid is snapped on super tight.
- Use a marker to add the date to the freezer bag or container.
- Cookies can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months if stored properly.
More Cookie Recipes:
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Double Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
- Pink Coconut Cookies
- Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cookies
- Black Forest Sandwich Cookies
- Chocolate Fudge Brownie Sandwich Cookies
- Carol’s Cookies
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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large bowl cream the butter and both sugars together. You want the mixture to be creamy.
- Add the eggs and vanilla extract to the bowl. Mix until combined.
- Add the flour, baking soda and salt, mix until well combined.
- Next, add the oats and mix until incorporated.
- Add the raisins and fold in until evenly distributed. Do not use a stand mixer or hand mixer for this step.
- Use a tablespoon or cookie scoop to drop dough onto the lined baking sheets.
- Place the cookies in the preheated oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the edges are golden.
- Remove the cookies from the oven. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes, then transfer the cookies to a cooling rack.
- Cool completely before storing.
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