Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

There is something so comforting about Oatmeal Raisin Cookies! It’s almost like eating a warm hug or wrapping yourself in a blanket in front of the fire.

I almost love that an oatmeal raisin cookie isn’t perfect in shape or size. It’s kind of unique and awkward in a sense but the taste is undeniable. It’s a wonderful snack or dessert especially this time of year.

It starts with the oatmeal. You can use quick or the old-fashioned style oatmeal.

Once you combine all of the traditional cookie ingredients like butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt, you will add the oatmeal and the raisins.

The cookie dough is nice and thick. I used a small ice cream scoop to even out my cookie dough. This goes into the oven at 350° for 8-10 minutes depending on the gooey -ness you love.

These cookies are perfect to make in bulk.  This recipe makes 4 dozen cookies — perfect for a fall football weekend.

I actually made these cookies because I wanted to enjoy this treat for the season premiere of my favorite show, Outlander!  It is by far my favorite tv show.  It’s based on a series of books by Diana Gabaldon.  It’s a beautiful love story mixed in with a little time travel.  It’s based in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland.  I would definitely picture these Highlanders eating Oatmeal Raisin Cookies!

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Enjoy these fall inspired Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for any occasion. It’s especially perfect with an afternoon cup of tea!

Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Dozen Cookies


  • 1 stick + 6 tablespoons Butter softened
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 cups Quick Oats (or Old Fashioned) uncooked
  • 1 cup Raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350°

  2. Using a hand mixer, beat butter, sugar and brown sugar until creamy

  3. Add eggs and vanilla and continue beating until incorporated

  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt

  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix by hand

  6. Next, add the uncooked oatmeal & raisins and combine

  7. Using a tablespoon or small ice cream scoop, add to a lined baking sheet

  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.  Let cool and enjoy!

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