Big Chewy Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

Recipe by RecipeNut
READY IN: 35mins
YIELD: 16 cookies




  • Adjust oven racks to low and middle positions.
  • Heat oven to 350°F (175 C).
  • Beat butter until creamy.
  • Add sugars and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time.
  • Mix flour, salt, baking powder, and nutmeg together.
  • Stir flour mixture into butter-sugar mixture.
  • Stir in oats and optional raisins.
  • Form dough into 16 2-inch balls, placing each onto one of two parchment paper-covered, large cookie sheets.
  • Bake until cookie edges turn golden brown, 22 to 25 minutes.
  • Slide cookies on parchment onto cooling rack.
  • Let cool at least 30 minutes before serving.
  • Comments: Do not over bake.
  • The edges should be brown but the rest of the cookie should still be very light in color.
  • Parchment makes for easy cookie removal and cleanup, but it's not a necessity.
  • If you don't use parchment, let the cookies cool directly on the baking sheet for two minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.