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A plate of oatmeal raisin cookies
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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Delicious and hard to resist, chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with three unique ingredient changes making this a standout cookie recipe
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Servings: 40 cookies
Author: Tricia


  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour (200g)
  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats, NOT instant or quick cooking (300g)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 16 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature (226g or 8 ounces)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed (226g)
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar (134g)
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 2 cups raisins (328g)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients: flour, oats, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugars together until fluffy and lightened. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla and coconut extracts. Blend on medium speed until combined, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
  • Add half the flour and oat mixture and beat on low, just until the flour disappears. Add the remaining flour and mix until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and blend again. Add the raisins and mix well with a wooden spoon.
  • Roll scant 2 tablespoons of dough into a ball and place them 2-inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 17 to 20 minutes or until the edges are set and golden brown. The centers should be soft and puffy with no wet batter visible.
  • Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely before storing.
  • Store cookies at room temperature in an airtight container. To maintain a nice chewiness, add a small piece of bread to the container. The bread will stale, but the cookies will be soft.


Baked and cooled cookies can be frozen for up to three months in an airtight container.
Flash freeze unbaked cookie dough balls on a tray. Once frozen, store in an airtight container or zipper bag. 
Add a few minutes to the baking time if dough balls are frozen.
Place a small piece of bread in the container with the cookies to maintain the soft chewy texture.