Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 11 mins

You've made oatmeal-raisin cookies before, so why try these? Because they're moist, chewy and loaded with raisins - and they're better than any you've tried before! From Cuisine Magazine

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Whisk dry ingredients; set aside.
  3. Combine wet ingredients with a hand mixer on low.
  4. To cream, increase speed to high and beat until fluffy and the color lightens.
  5. Stir the flour mixture into the creamed mixture until no flour is visible.
  6. (Over mixing develops the gluten, making a tough cookie.) Now add the oats and raisins; stir to incorporate.
  7. Fill a #40 cookie scoop and press against side of bowl, pulling up to level dough (to measure 2 tablespoons of dough).
  8. Drop 2-inches apart onto baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray.
  9. Bake 11-13 minutes (on center rack), until golden, but still moist beneath cracks on top.
  10. Remove from oven; let cookies sit on baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
Most Helpful

WOW!! These are the BEST oatmeal raisin cookies ever!! Soft, moist, chewy, the texture is perfect! I used unsalted butter and added 1/2 t cinnamon. These cookies are as good as any bakery sells. This will be my oatmeal cookie recipe from now on! Thanks Bev!!!

MizzNezz October 22, 2002

I swear on a stack of cookbooks that these cookies are near to perfection! I like oatmeal cookies (BUT only when they're soft and chewy; I don't like crispy oatmeal cookies) but my son and hubby don't like 'em at all. With anticipation of a personal oatmeal-cookie-feast, I halved this recipe and whipped up the batch this afternoon -- easy to prepare. I made one change with regards to ingredients: I soaked the raisins in some hot water and dark rum for about 15 minutes, then drained well. As for preparation, I used a small scoop, baked them for just 10 minutes, and they were (are!) divine -- soft and tender and chewy. My yield (small scoop, half of this recipe) was 41 cookies. A true Hall of Fame cookie, Bev!

Lennie November 15, 2002

These cookies are fantastic! Otis Spunkmeyer Bakery-style cookies that are so chewy. The only thing that you can do to make these cookies better is a glass of milk ; ) YUMMMMMMMMM Definitely not enough stars, these cookies deserve 10 stars Thanks so much Bev!

RecipeNut September 20, 2002

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