Oatmeal Raisin Cookies: These soft and chewy oatmeal raisin cookies are a classic. Full of cinnamon spice and packed with raisins, these cookies will remind you of home.
Oatmeal raisin cookies are completely underrated. Have you ever noticed that bakeries never seem to get their cookie proportions right? By the end of the day, the chocolate chip, sugar cookie, and peanut butter baskets are nothing but crumbs, but the oatmeal raisin basket looks like the loaves and fishes parable. I mean, the oatmeal raisin basket is practically overflowing.
For a self-proclaimed oatmeal raisin cookie fan, I for one am all for it. In fact, I feel like it’s an injustice to cookie world that more people don’t eat oatmeal raisin cookies. They’re so good. I mean, really, really good.
I know they don’t have chocolate in them. Or peanut butter. Buuut. They have cinnamon. A drizzle of white chocolate (optional). Oaty goodness. And sweet raisins.
Give ’em a chance. With the oatmeal and raisins, these are practically breakfast material. How could you not be in love with them?
These cookies are full of everything that makes oatmeal raisin cookies, well, oatmeal raisin cookies. Plus, I may have added an non-traditional ingredient or two, which, in my opinion, makes these bad boys top-notch.
The two secret ingredients? All Spice and Maple Syrup. Come at me, fall flavors (winter flavors? I don’t know. They’re just good.)
Like most cookies, this dough begins with a creamed butter and sugar base–brown sug and white sug. Beat in the egg, vanilla, and maple syrup.
Next, sift together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and all spice. Add in the oats. Toss with the wet ingredients. Mix until dough is just combined. Add in the raisins (golden, regular, a little of both–do what feels right). Bake for 10-12 minutes. Drizzle with white chocolate love.
Bake. Eat. Love.
Yields About 1 Dozen
45 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp all spice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups rolled old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup raisins (golden or regular or both)
- 1 oz white chocolate, melted (optional)
- Cream butter until light and fluffy, about 1 minute.
- Add in brown sugar and white sugar. Beat until light and fluffy, about 1 minute.
- Add in the egg. Beat until combined.. Add in maple syrup and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.
- In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, all spice, and salt. Add in oats.
- Slowly mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Stir until combined.
- Add in raisins. Stir.
- Chill for at least 30 minutes.
- Once dough is chilled, preheat oven to 350. Grease two cookie sheets.
- Form dough into 1-1/2 Tbsp balls, spacing them about 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Once cooled, drizzle melted white chocolate (optional)