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If you are a cookie connoisseur, then you would know that the traditional Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are simply irresistible! Freshly baked, this magical mix of cinnamon and fruits reminds me of the most comforting feeling in the world, home.

An incredible texture of moist centers and crispy edges will leave your taste buds in bliss!

I know raisins may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but this Oatmeal Raisin Cookies recipe will earn your trust! It’s easy, filling, and amazingly flavorful. Give this crowd pleaser a chance and you won’t regret a single bite!


Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These soft oatmeal raisin cookies with crispy edges are studded with raisins and oats to make a chewy golden treat.
Made with raisins and love!

Sometimes, working with a butter-based cookie dough can become a hassle, and that’s exactly why I love this recipe. Believe it or not, but these Oatmeal Raisin Cookies make a perfect on the-go snack and a breakfast sugar push!

Although the competition is strong, you will fall in love with what I have to tell you… Imagine this… a pleasantly chewy and spiced cookie, studded with raisins and oats, and sweetened with brown sugar and cinnamon… Be still my beating heart!

This Oatmeal Raisin Cookies recipe is a perfect companion to a hot cup of coffee, and your dearest friend when your soul craves something sweet and tasty!


Fresh out of the oven soft and raisin cookies.

A Match Made in Food Heaven

Sometimes, and as we sit to enjoy a deliciously baked piece of sugary delight, we feel this intense need to pair it with another masterpiece. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being greedy! And anyways…sugar looks good with sugar.

Here are some of my favorite side treats you can pair these textured Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with!


You can pair these amazing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with some Caramel Macchiato Whipped Cream, a Banana Oatmeal Protein Shake, Or even a sweet Chocolate Coffee Avocado Pudding! And if you are looking for a fresh kick, a Fruit salad would make a perfect companion.


Pair These Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Your Favorite Drink!


While some may consider these cookies as “too healthy”, like it’s a bad thing, this doesn’t mean they can’t be the most delicious snack! Whether to devour on a cool fall afternoon, or to enjoy with a cold glass of milk, these Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are not only hearty-sweet, but also wholly nutritious!

Oatmeal raisin cookies are one of the healthiest cookies out there. Rich in protein, fiber, and calcium, this oatmeal cookie recipe contains less fat, less calories, and a whole bunch of magical goodness in one bite!

In addition, it offers a bit of free space to create your own variations. For instance, you can add dried fruits according to your preference, or substitute the white flour with whole-wheat.

Along the way, you will realize that a healthier take on your favorite meal is not only drool worthy, but also quite health positive!


Take Your Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Into a Whole New Level!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies might seem basic, sometimes a bit underrated, but the truth is they can go far beyond just oats and raisins. No wonder why these guys have their own holiday on April 30th!

And the best part is, you can customize the classic recipe whenever you feel like you need an upgrade.

One game changer would be adding dates or cherries for a sugar boost, chopped walnuts, pecans, or almonds for crunchiness, ginger or nutmeg for a dash of spice, and finally the crowd’s favorite, chocolate chunks!


Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
For big golden brown fluffy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, use an ice cream scooper!

Tips for The Yummiest Oatmeal Raisin Cookies!

Tip 1: Substitute your all-purpose white flour with oat flour if you want to try a healthier take on this Oatmeal Raisins Cookies recipe. You can also pass on purchasing oat flour and make your own by pulsing 2-3 cups of oats in a food processor or a Vitamix for a few minutes.

Tip 2: Use consistent size scoops if you want your cookies to look as good as they taste. I’d stay 3 heading tablespoons size scoop should do the trick or an ice scream scooper!


Tip 3: If you make more batches than you need, then simply freeze them! Place your cookie dough on a baking sheet, flatten them out a bit, then pop them in the freezer for a couple of hours. Once they are slightly frozen through, take them off the sheet and place them in tight zip bags.

Tip 4: If you want your raisins to be more plum and soft, you can soak them in warm water for about 10 minutes. Blot using a paper towel before adding them in.


A Divine Taste!

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All What’s Good in Life!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use quick oats in the cookies?

It’s not preferable to use quick oats. Cookies are best when they are chewy and with texture. Therefore, using old fashioned oats, also called rolled oats, will help you achieve that.

What if my cookies turn out flat?

That means either you added too much honey, or your batter was too loose. If you notice the batter consistency to be loose, add more flour or oat flour a little at a time.

Why is my dough sticky?

Don’t be alarmed, sticky dough is good dough! The cookie dough needs to chill for about 30 minutes before baking.

What can I use instead of coconut oil?

For the element of fat, you can use avocado oil, vegetable oil, or softened unsalted butter.


Ingredients for The Softest Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

  • all purpose flour or oat flour
  • ground cinnamon
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • coconut oil
  • honey
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • old fashioned rolled oats
  • raisins

First, preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 1-2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Mix together the flour, oatmeal, raisins, cinnamon, baking soda and salt, then set aside⁣⁣⁣⁣.

Next, in another bowl add the honey, coconut oil, eggs and vanilla extract. Whisk for a few minutes until fully combined. Now add them to the dry mixture and mix.

Then, place in the fridge for 10-20 minutes (I sometimes skip this step).

Finally, scoop out the cookie dough using an ice cream scooper⁣⁣⁣⁣ or a large spoon (double scoop for larger cookies), make sure they are 2 inches apart. Bake for 12-13 minutes. Allow them to cool for 10 minutes, and devour.

A Step By Step Guide To Making Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


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5 from 11 votes

Soft And Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

By: Lama
A soft-to-the-touch cookie filled with all what the heart craves and much more! Chewy cinnamon oatmeal cookies made with cleaner ingredients with no refined sugar!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients 

  • 1 ¼ cup all purpose flour or oat flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ¾ cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup raisins

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 1-2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Mix together the flour, oatmeal, raisins, cinnamon, baking soda and salt, then set aside⁣⁣⁣⁣.  
  • ⁣In another bowl add the honey, coconut oil, eggs and vanilla extract. Whisk for a few minutes until fully combined. Now add them to the dry mixture, and mix.
  • Place in the fridge for 10-20 minutes (I sometimes skip this step).
  • Scoop out the cookie dough using an ice cream scooper⁣⁣⁣⁣ or a large spoon; make sure they are 2 inches apart. Bake for 12-13 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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Notes

If you accidentally add too much honey then the cookies will bake flat instead of fluffy as you see in the picture.  It has happened to me several times so incase you add too much honey and notice the mixture is loose, then add about 1/4 cup of flour or oat flour… more or less to bring the cookie mix to a thicker consistency which will result in fluffier cookies.
 

Tips for The Yummiest Oatmeal Raisin Cookies!

Tip 1: Substitute your all-purpose white flour with oat flour if you want to try a healthier take on this Oatmeal Raisins Cookies recipe. You can also pass on purchasing oat flour and make your own by pulsing 2-3 cups of oats in a food processor or a Vitamix for a few minutes.
Tip 2: Use consistent size scoops if you want your cookies to look as good as they taste. I’d stay a tablespoon size scoop should do the trick!

Tip 3: If you make more batches than you need, then simply freeze them! Place your cookie dough on a baking sheet, flatten them out a bit, then pop them in the freezer for a couple of hours. Once they are slightly frozen through, take them off the sheet and place them in tight zip bags.
Tip 4: If you want your raisins to be more plum and soft, you can soak them in warm water for about 10 minutes. Blot using a paper towel before adding them in.

Nutrition

Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 2mg
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21 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve tried this recipe of yours couple of times and it’s soooo good😍 what do you think of cooking the oats before adding them? 🤔

    1. One of my favorites as well! I would assume cooking the oats prior to baking would make them soggy. Never tried it before 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    These are the best oatmeal raisin cookies I’ve ever tried! Super soft, and so delicious! The recipe was really easy to put together and they came out great! Will definitely be making them on repeat!

  3. 5 stars
    The best oatmeal raisin cookie recipe I’ve ever tried! Easy to put together, and so soft and delicious! Will definitely be making these on repeat!

  4. 5 stars
    These cookies are delicious!! They remind me of a muffin top. So fluffy and soft! They were so easy to make and will be on repeat!!

    1. So happy to hear that you love these delicious fluffy oatmeal raising cookies as much as I do! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review 🙂

        1. Hi! I have added nutrition facts to the recipe card now! Take a look 🙂 By the way, for this recipe I used honey instead of white sugar.

  5. 5 stars
    Just made your soft and chewy oatmeal raisin cookies. They were absolutely delicious. Recipes don’t always work out for me but these are wonderful. Made them for my hard_to_please husband and he loved them. Thank you! I will be trying more of your recipes!