Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
Hands down the best cookies I've ever tasted. I make then all the time and am always asked for the recipe! Sometimes, instead of raisins, I put in chocolate chips, and (my favorite) chocolate covered raisins.
- 1 3⁄4 cups flour
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄2 lb butter, soft
- 1 1⁄2 cups brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup raisins
- 3 1⁄2 cups rolled whole oats
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Sift (sifting is important!) flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg (its not in the recipe, but I add about 1/8-1/4 tsp of ground cloves, too) into a mixing bowl.
- Beat butter, brown sugar, sugar, eggs, and vanilla with a hand mixer at medium speed.
- Sift (yes, again!) flour mixture into butter mixture and mix well.
- Fold in raisins (or chocolate chips or chocolate covered raisins) and oats.
- Spoon 1.5 inch balls onto non-stick cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350°F for 6-9 minutes, rotating half way through baking. (Should be lightly firm in the center when done) Be careful -- oatmeal raisin cookies don't look done when they are, so they are very easy to over cook (unless you want then to be crispy) :).
I love this recipe. I like to add craisins and chopped nuts / or butterscotch chips. I just recently cut the butter to 1 cube and added 1/4 C. applesauce instead to reduce the fat. They turned out good - not as rich, but much healthier.
These were great! I added a little ginger and allspice and divided the dough in half so I could put chocolate chips in some, raisins in the other. These are so addictive, I have to force myself not to keep on eating them.
My whole family loves these! I recommend baking them with chocolate chips!!