Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – Soft and chewy oatmeal raisin cookies spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg make for the perfect sweet snack. These cookies are great for anytime of year but I especially love making them in the fall and winter. The warm spices are comforting and make these the perfect addition to your holiday cookie collection.
What goes into making oatmeal raisin cookies?
You will need:
- granulated + brown sugar – molasses in the brown sugar gives these cookies even more depth of flavor.
- vanilla extract – this is a must! Use a good quality pure vanilla extract.
- baking soda + powder – for a light and fluffy cookie.
- salt – there are few foods in this world that don’t need salt, even dessert.
- all purpose flour – extremely versatile flour perfect for cookies.
- egg – increase richness of the cookie.
- rolled oats – I used old fashioned rolled oats – don’t use steel cut.
- raisins – gives these cookies the perfect sweet chew.
- butter – buttery cookies are the only cookies I want.
- cinnamon + nutmeg : gives these cookies a warm spice.
What tools do I need to make the cookies?
- hand held mixer or stand mixer
- 2 large bowls
- measuring cups + spoons
- baking sheet + parchment paper
- silicone spatula
Can I freeze the cookie dough for later use?
Yes! This cookie dough freezes great. Freeze the cookie dough for up to 3 months in an airtight freezer bag. When you are ready to use the dough, simply let the cookie dough soften enough to manage (but still very cold) and bake as directed in the recipe below.
More delicious cookie recipes to try:
- Chocolate Sugar Cookies
- Thumbprint Cookies with Strawberry Jam
- Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- Lemon Cheesecake Cookies
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 cup butter 1 stick, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1-3/4 cup rolled oats
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In the bowl of your stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugars over medium speed until smooth. Add egg and vanilla extract and beat until combined.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. With your mixer on low, slowly add the flour and mix until combined.
- Next, fold in oats and raisins until well combined.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and roll 1-1/2 tablespoons of dough into a ball and transfer to baking sheet.
- Place cookies in preheated oven and bake for 12-14 minutes until golden and a toothpick runs through the cookie and comes out clean.
- Remove cookies from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack.