31 While 31–Favorite Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I first tried to find the perfect oatmeal raisin cookie recipe here.  Then I tried here and here.  Each time I got closer, but I can confidently say this recipe is the one.

Favorite Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

adapted from The Joy of Cooking

printer-friendly recipe


1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour

3/4 tsp. baking soda

3/4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

1 c. light brown sugar

1/4 c. vanilla sugar

2 eggs

2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

1/2 c. raisins

3 c. rolled oats


1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.  Prepare baking sheets with baking spray, parchment, or silicone baking mats.

2.  In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

3.  In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter and sugars on medium speed until pale yellow and fluffy.

4.  Add the eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla.  Beat until completely combined.

5.  Add the flour mixture in two batches, beating on medium speed until thoroughly combined.

6.  Stir in the raisins and the oats.

7.  Drop the dough either in heaping tablespoonfuls or with a small cookie scoop onto the cookie sheet.  Be sure to leave enough space between them.  Spray your hands with baking spray and press down on the dough balls to flatten them slightly.

8.  Bake until the cookies are lightly browned all over and almost firm when lightly pressed in the center.  Bake for 8-10 minutes, watching closely.  

9.  Remove cookies from the oven and set on a rack to cool for approximately two minutes.  Once cookies have firmed up, remove from the cookie sheet and place directly on the rack to cool completely.

one year ago: cherry brownie bites

two years ago: monkey muffins

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  1. That Girl
    February 11, 2011 / 5:27 pm

    My favorite way to have oatmeal raisin cookies is warm and topped with vanilla ice cream

  2. Natalie
    February 11, 2011 / 5:51 pm

    oooh only 1 month to go? sooo exciting!! these cookies look great!

  3. Krystal
    February 11, 2011 / 7:15 pm

    It's getting closer to the big day! YIPEE!DH loves oatmeal raisin cookies, too. I'll have to add this to bake for him. He can never get enough cookies.

  4. Niki
    March 7, 2011 / 9:50 pm

    How many cups or what is the size measurement on the two sticks of butter?

  5. Kelsey
    March 8, 2011 / 5:46 pm

    Niki, the standard size stick of butter is 1/2 c. or eight TBSP. This would make two sticks one cup or 16 TBSP.

  6. Carrie
    June 13, 2011 / 1:11 am

    I made these and they were delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Anonymous
    July 15, 2012 / 12:01 pm

    Is there any fat in these cookies ?

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