Easy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Easy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

This easy oatmeal raisin cookie recipe makes 24 delicious, homemade cookies!  Butter, oats, brown sugar, and the perfect spices come together for the best oatmeal raisin cookie.  

 

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Welcome to My Kitchen Serenity!  I’m glad to share with you this delicious cookie recipe.  Cookies are my absolute favorite sweet treat to eat.  The cookie monster doesn’t have anything on me! 

 

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies on white plate

 

Cookies are the perfect size for snacking [or smashing 🙂 ] and perfectly portable.  You can literally take them with you just about anywhere. 

 

These cookies are perfect for lunch boxes, purses, or backpacks.  Great for bake sales or picnics.

 

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These tasty oatmeal raisin cookies may be a little different than your “usual” recipe.  We add a hint of pumpkin pie spice to the recipe to give these unique cookies a little touch of southern flair! 

 

The pumpkin pie spice highly compliments the flavors of the oats and brown sugar.

 

 

 

Most humans enjoy their cookies with ice-cold milk.  There’s nothing more satisfying than milk & cookies!  But I’ll confess that I eat cookies for breakfast with my coffee. 

 

You may be surprised that there’s even an adult beverage that pairs well with oatmeal raisin cookies:  spiced rum or port wine.  So enjoy your cookies with the beverage of your choice!

 

Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies on white plate

 

Ingredients for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies 

3½ c. quick oats

1 c. unsalted butter, softened

1 c. brown sugar, packed

1 c. all-purpose flour

1 c. raisins

½ c. granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 t. pure vanilla extract

1 t. pumpkin pie spice

½ t. baking powder

½ t. baking soda

¼ t. salt

 

How to Make Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

STEP 1: Preheat oven to 375°F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper baking mat. Set aside.

 

STEP 2: Cream the butter with the brown and granulated sugar in a large mixing bowl.

step 2 sugar and butter in large bowl

 

STEP 3: Add in eggs and vanilla, and mix on low speed to combine.

 

STEP 4: In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients, and then add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix. Stir in raisins until combined.

step 4 combine dry ingredients

 

Oatmeal Cookie dough with raisins

 

STEP 5: Cover and chill dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before baking.

 

STEP 6: Divide the dough into 24 equal-sized balls. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet with 1-2 inches between balls of dough. Press balls down with the bottom of a glass.

 

Tip: To keep the dough from sticking to the glass, wet the bottom of the glass before pressing down on the dough.

step 6 oatmeal cookie dough balls

 

baked Oatmeal Cookies

 

STEP 7: Place in the pre-heated oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Oatmeal Cookies on wire rack

 

Variations to Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Add some dried cranberries

Add some chocolate chips

Add some chopped pecans or walnuts

Substitute cinnamon for the pumpkin pie spice

Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture on top of cooled baked cookies

Sprinkle sea salt on top of cooled baked cookies

 

How to Keep Cookies Fresh

  1. Allow the cookies completely cool off.
  2. Place cookies into an airtight container.
  3. Keep the container at room temperature.  Cookies will stay fresh for 3-4 days.

 

How to Freeze Cookies

  1. Allow the cookies completely cool off.
  2. Transfer the cookies to an airtight container.
  3. Freeze for up to 5 months.

 

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies stacked on white plate

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

This easy oatmeal raisin cookie recipe makes 24 delicious, homemade cookies!  Butter, oats, brown sugar, and the perfect spices come together for the best oatmeal raisin cookie.  
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 201kcal

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 cups quick oats
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, unsalted
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper baking mat. Set aside.
  • Cream the butter with the brown and granulated sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add in eggs and vanilla, and mix on low speed to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients, and then add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix. Stir in raisins until combined.
  • Cover and chill dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before baking.
  • Divide the dough into 24 equal-sized balls. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet with 1-2 inches between balls of dough. Press balls down with the bottom of a glass. Tip: To keep the dough from sticking to the glass, wet the bottom of the glass before pressing down on the dough.
  • Place in the pre-heated oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Notes

Variations to Oatmeal Raisin Cookies:  Add some dried cranberries / Add some chocolate chips / Add some chopped pecans or walnuts / Substitute cinnamon for the pumpkin pie spice / Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture on top of cooled baked cookies / Sprinkle sea salt on top of cooled baked cookies
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Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8.6g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 60mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g

Nutritional information source:  happyforks.com

 

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You May Want to Try Some of my other Dessert Recipes:

Chocolate Chess Pie

Brownie Trifle with Toffee Bits

Italian Cream Cake Cookie Bars

Lemon Chess Pie

Apricot Nectar Cake

 

For delicious entree recipes, please check out these easy recipes:

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

One Pan Yogurt Marinated Chicken and Potatoes

Poppy Seed Chicken YumYum

Red Beans and Rice with Sausage

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Pasta

Ultimate Blue Cheese Stuffed Hamburgers

 

Please leave me a comment if you make this recipe.  I’d love to hear from you.

 

 

 

 

    

 

 



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