Sweet cookie, soft oatmeal, and chewy raisin...who could ask for more? These oatmeal raisin cookies have it all!
How to Make Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Oatmeal raisin cookies are very similar of course to regular oatmeal cookies with raisins added in. These, in particular, are super chewy soft and extra delicious!
Any kind of oatmeal cookie can be considered a classic much like chocolate chip cookies are. There's something extra satisfying about the soft sweet cookie tastes mixed with raisins.
these cookies are perfect for any snacking occasion. They're all so awesome to bring for any parties or get-togethers. They're easy to make. No chill time required. However, you can chill them if you like your cookies to have a little more form.
What kind of oats are best?
The truth is, you can use any type of oat to make these oatmeal raisin cookies. Most times you want to use quick oats.
However, traditional oats or even steel cut oats will also work. The main difference between the oats is their size. This size difference will make the texture of the cookies changed slightly.
Are they healthy?
Well, oats themselves are healthy. They have lots of fiber in them. And other good, nutritious qualities.
but, when you mix them with sugar and butter they become a biiiiit less healthy. So, while I wouldn't call oatmeal raisin cookies the worst thing you could eat, I wouldn't call them the most healthy either.
Before starting, make sure to pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
The first step to making your cookies will be to cream together your butter and sugar. This is one of the most important steps and cookie icing because if you don't have your butter and just write and mess your cookies up.
You want to have your butter softened before you get started. The way that we like to do this is by cutting your butter into small chunks and actually microwaving it.
Some other cookie recipes you don't want to have any melted butter, but for this recipe it works fine if your butter is slightly melted.
you want to add your butter and your sugar together in your mixing bowl and beat together on high until it is thoroughly creamed together. Do you make sure not over cream as that can cause issues for your cookies.
Now, you want to add your eggs to your creamed butter and sugar. Crack them open and let them fall into your mixing bowl. then, you'll want to go ahead and beat your eggs into your creamed butter and sugar. Again making sure not to overbeat.
In a separate bowl, mix together all of your dry ingredients. This will be your flower, salt and baking soda. All you need to do is make sure that they are thoroughly combined.
Now that you have your wet ingredients and you're trying gredients Mix separately you need to get them all together.
Slowly add your dry ingredients into your mixing bowl with your wet ingredients and then turn your stand mixer back on. You want to make sure that you thoroughly full doll of your ingredients together so that there are no lumps of dry ingredients or wet ingredients left separate.
During this process, you'll want to scrape down the sides of the bull to help ensure everything gets combined well. Again, as with the other steps, make sure to mix your ingredients just enough to get the combined but not over mix.
For your final step with making your cookie dough, you'll add your oatmeal and raisins into your cookie dough. Simply fold these together completely. I like to do this by hand with a spatula.
Now you're ready to get balls of dough onto your baking sheet and get them into the oven. Using a tablespoon (or larger or smaller if you prefer bigger or smaller cookies) take heaping tablespoons of your dough and place them on a greased or non stick baking sheet.
Make sure that your cookie dough balls are far enough apart that as they spread during cooking they won't run together.
Once you have your baking sheet filled with dough you want to place it into your preheated oven. The cookies will take about 10 to 12 minutes to cook. Do you make sure to check them around the 8 minute mark since oven do vary.
You know your cookies are done when they're slightly Brown on the outside but still soft in the middle.
Once your cookies are done, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool. Once your cookies have cooled you can remove them from the baking sheet and either enjoy or put them in a tupperware or other sealed container to store for later.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- stand mixer
- cookie sheet
- measuring cups
- measuring spoons
- 3 cup Oats
- 2 cup raisins
- 1 cup butter 2 ½ sticks
- ¾ cup brown sugar packed
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ½ cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- preheat oven to 350°
- put butter, sugar, and brown sugar in mixing bowl and mix together
- add in eggs and vanilla
- add in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg
- mix everything together
- add in oats and raisins
- spray cookie sheet with canola oil
- put cookie dough balls onto cookie sheet
- bake for 10 to 12 minutes
- allow to cool and enjoy
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