Cookies | February 2, 2011

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
 I’ve lived here 16 years. Today was the coldest day, ever. I know I like to use the word EVER, like this EVER – By itself, for emphasis. But it really was the coldest day.
Good day to stay in and look at the snow drifting on the street… you know when it looks just like dry ice, after you pour liquid over the top?? Which btw, reminded me of something that happened a little while back, when I heard the funniest thing. EVER. I was sitting in church, in a meeting for young women. We were celebrating one of our young women who just turned 18. Jan, our leader in charge read off a nice little tribute to Abby, who is the cutest 18 year old girl, ever. Then Abby said “Yay! Now I can buy dried ice!” Who says that??!!
So funny.
Anyway. Today was a good day to stay in and make cookies. Do the laundry. Eat cookies. Change sheets, Do more laundry. Eat more cookies. Have hot cocoa. Wear my hat, that Melinda knit for me (in one day). Wear my hat to Costco, and leave it on the whole time I shopped. Have Jake look at me in Costco and say “Are you going to take that hat off??”

Found this recipe and noticed it had 5 stars and over 800 (mostly positive) reviews on

You’re going to love these. The kosher salt gives them a really amazing salty-sweet flavor. No spices to take away from the pure oatmeal-raisin base.
Best new favorite chewy oatmeal raisin cookie.


Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
4.5 from 2 votes

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies



  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar firmly packed
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup raisins I like golden raisins best


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter and sugars together. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat until fluffy. Place flour, baking soda, baking powder and kosher salt in bowl with wet ingredients. Mix just until incorporated. Add 3 cups oats, mix with large spoon. Fold in raisins.
  3. Drop dough onto lightly greased cookie sheet, or sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for about 9-11 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. You may also use a convection setting and bake cookies at 375 for about 7 minutes.

Recipe Notes

- I scooped these out in small one inch balls and baked about 12 per sheet.-The recipe called for 1 1/2 cups of raisins, I thought 1 cup was just right.

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  1. I agree with you. I couldn't get warm..EVER. Only an innocent, sweet 18 year old would think that coming of age means being able to buy dry ice instead of something else. Thank goodness there is still some innocence left in this world. Love the cookies. I love oatmeal…and salt

  2. One comment……why didn't you send Your Jacob down to my house with some??????? Sometimes you are the worst friend EVER.
    (you know I am kidding, but I have to make sure everyone else knows that too).

  3. Well…It is cold here on the East Coast also! and I could not agree more that the best thing to do is cook, bake, eat, do laundry, blog about what you made and then…..think about something else to cook, bake and would like to eat…by then you need to do more laundry! Well anyway, your cookies look delicious and so does that hot chocolate! Blessings, Catherine

  4. I enjoy your blog…found it on LDS something awhile back and come back to peek at what you are doing now and then. This cookie recipe is very similar to mine…and it is the best recipe EVER…just ask all of my sons-in-laws! I also use this as a basic recipe to add anything I want like M&M's, chopped nuts, choco chips and other chips, coconut, etc…and it is always the best recipe EVER with anything! And they freeze well too as does the dough.

    1. Hi Darrah, there’s nothing like an old-fashioned oatmeal cookie. I love how simple it is too. Thanks for your comment!

  5. Just made these today, we omitted the raisins and I put in chocolate chips. These were wonderful, it was memory reminder of childhood and how much I love making cookies with my Aunt Merlene. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes. My husband makes your white homemade Bread recipe about once a week, it is our bread we love to eat. Thanks again and have a great Sunday!

    1. I agree Kim, this recipe brings up so many wonderful memories for me too. Thank you for reading ABK and for your comment!

  6. 5 stars
    Great recipe! Made these for a coworker and they turned out great. Did add 3/4t ground cinnamon. Mine took approx 13 minutes to get golden brown in my oven in STL.