Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

This soft oatmeal raisin cookies recipe uses simple ingredients that you probably have in your pantry.

The combination of oatmeal and raisins makes this cookie a healthier choice of sweets.

Brown sugar in this old fashioned oatmeal cookie recipe keeps the cookies soft and moist, while giving them a subtle taste of molasses.

A recipe for oatmeal cookies loaded with raisins, these drop cookies are a classic.

Yield: 3-1/2 dozen


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, at room temperature
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups oatmeal, uncooked
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup seedless raisins


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease cookie baking sheet(s).

2. Sift flour with baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, stir butter and sugar together until just mixed. Blend in flour mixture, oats, eggs and vanilla. Stir in raisins. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart on baking sheet(s).

4. Bake 12 to 15 minutes until lightly browned and tops spring back when touched. Remove from oven and place cookies in a single layer on wire racks to cool. Store cooled cookies in an airtight container.

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