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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Comments : 2 Posted in : cookies, dessert, easy, snack on by : Jeanette Rueb Tags: , , , , , ,

Here’s a simple recipe for a simple cookie that’s a classic and a favorite to many, including my Poppa, who always played the lovable role of the Sneaky Cookie Stealer in my childhood memory reel. This recipe is one I whipped up for him, after he bashfully requested I make him some Pillsbury instant oatmeal cookies — if it was okay and wasn’t a trouble. He deserves more than some canned cookies (which, I will cede are fond in my memory — the sugar cookies at least), so I made him the old standby of simple oatmeal raisin cookies.

Now, had I been making these for myself, I might have added chocolate chunks, cinnamon, flax seeds, chia seeds, and walnuts to fill them up and make them… “healthier.” I may still whip up a batch like that using coconut oil instead of butter and honey or a sugar alternative to make a healthier cookie. There are breakfast cookies out there, in this big, beautiful world, but I really don’t need to encourage my sweet tooth.

For now though, I’ll give you a simple recipe for simple cookies, and if you want, you can spice it up a bit. If you want to stick to the recipe, be prepared for some yummy, chewy, easy cookies!

We’re raisin the bar for nutrition awareness!

1 cup salted butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
1 tbsp molasses
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3 cups oats
2 cups raisins


In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together the butter, sugars, molasses, eggs, and vanilla until well-blended. Add in the flour, baking soda, and baking powder and mix until combined. Fold in the oats and raisins. Cover the bowl with wrap and refrigerate for an hour.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line your cookie sheet(s) with parchment paper. Using a spoon, scoop out the dough and roll into 1-inch diameter balls, placing them on the cookie sheets about an inch apart. Bake for 11-13 minutes or until they begin to turn golden brown around the edges. Remove from the oven, let cool, and store in an airtight container or enjoy fresh! That’s all there is to it!


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