Oatmeal Raisin

Oatmeal Raisin

  • Difficulty: easy
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The best soft and chewy Oatmeal Raisin cookie recipe out there!

Credit: sallysbakingaddiction.com


  • 1 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spoon and level method)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup raisins


  1. In a large bowl using hand or stand mixer, cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar on medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add eggs and mix on high until combined, about 1 minute.
  3. Scrape the side of the bowl as needed to combine ingredients, then add the vanilla and molasses and mix on high until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, toss the four, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt (for this step, I sift all these ingredients together and it turns out great)!
  5. Add flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix on low until combined.
  6. Mix in the oats and raisins on low speed. The dough should be thick and sticky.
  7. CHILL DOUGH for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  9. Roll dough into 2-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet lined with either parchment paper or silicone baking mats. (I prefer the baking mats)
  10. Bake for 12-13 minutes until light brown on the sides. The centers will be soft and the cookies will look undone in the centers. Let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes so the cookies can set a bit, then move to wire racks to cool completely.
  11. NOTE: If you are making cookies less than 2 inches, decrease baking time and keep an eye on them. 2-inch cookies at 13 minutes always works perfect for me.
  12. ENJOY!!