Oatmeal raisin cookie recipe: you can’t have just one



This recipe makes about three dozen cookies, more if you make them smaller. If you prefer to have these with walnuts and pecans like I do, simply set some batter aside and just add those.

Happy baking!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 24


  • 1 cup and 2 tbsps butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar, tightly packed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs, large
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 2/3 cups pastry flour
  • 3 1/2 tsps baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 3/4 tsp cinnamon, optional
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins


  1. Ingredients must be at room temperature
  2. Sift dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon(optional)
  3. Line baking sheets with parchment paper
  4. Pre-heat oven to 375F
  5. With your mixer at low-speed, cream butter, sugar and salt. At this stage it is important to watch the consistency of the butter and sugar. Light and fluffy will yield to lighter cookies. For denser cookies, mix just until well blended.
  6. Still mixing at low-speed, add the eggs gradually making sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with every addition.
  7. Combine the oats with the dry ingredients and add to the butter mixture. Mix until combined without over-mixing. Stir in the raisins.
  8. Use spoons (you'll need 2 because: one for scooping batter, the other to aid when you're dropping the batter on the pan) or use an ice cream scoop with a spring release to drop batter into to the prepared baking sheets. Make sure to leave space in between.
  9. Bake for about 10 - 12 minutes.


If you want to add walnuts/pecans to a small portion of the batter. Set aside about a quarter of the batter and fold in 1/2 cup of walnuts/pecans.

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