Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

The Best Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe – perfect texture, soft, full of oats, raisins, and nuts. This Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe will surely be your new tried and true oatmeal cookie recipe. It’s a good thick old-fashioned cookie with a little cinnamon and raisins.

Originally posted in 2010, this Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe has become a reader favorite.
Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie in a pile of oats and raisins


I’ve been searching for the perfect chewy oatmeal raisin cookie recipe but every one I tried was either too flat or too cakey. I wanted a really chewy cookie.
After trying probably four recipes I started thinking of my tried and true favorite chewy chocolate chip cookie and thinking about how perfectly chewy it was because of the melted butter in the dough.
So I started with the base of that dough and after several adjustments on raisins, cinnamon, and oatmeal I came up with this. This is a keeper!
 Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie on a surface with raisins


  • Make sure you are measuring your flour correctly. Don’t scoop your measuring cup directly into the four as this compacts the flour. Spoon the flour into the measuring cup.
  • Melted butter gives the cookies their chewy texture.
  • Do not overbake! Cookies will continue to bake as they cool on the baking sheet.
  • Each cookie is 1/4 cup. It’s a big cookie and it’s delicious. If you want to make a smaller version, feel free. Just make sure to bake it for less time.

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The Best Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies - perfect texture, full of oats, raisins, and nuts.
Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 24 cookies
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup butter , melted (1½ sticks)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 ½ cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 heaping cup raisins
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Your cookies turn out so much better with parchment paper. Believe me! Buy some!
  2. Melt butter and let cool slightly.
  3. Mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. (See Note on the proper way to measure flour)
  4. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the cinnamon, vanilla, egg, and egg yolk for 2-3 minutes until light and creamy. Mix in the flour mixture until just blended. Add the oats, nuts, and raisins. Mix until just blended.
  5. Place 1/4 cup balls of dough onto parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 14-16 minutes. Do not overbake. Remember I'm at sea level so if you aren't you may need longer. The edges should look brown and the centers still slightly soft. Let the cookies rest on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
Recipe Notes

Source: The Girl Who Ate Everything

Make sure when you measure your flour that you do NOT pack it into the measuring cups. The proper way is to spoon the flour into your measuring cup. This can make the difference between a fluffy and chewy cookie.

The Best Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies - perfect texture, full of oats, raisins, and nuts.

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  1. Oh, yum! Oatmeal raisin cookies are my favorite!

  2. bravo….those look amazing! way to be creative.

  3. Love the photo. Love the cookie. Love the recipe. I’m bookmarking this haha.

  4. What an awesome picture!!! I love my oatmeal cookies chewy, these sound perfect!

  5. There is nothing better than a good oatmeal raisin cookie. It’s like cozy sweats ~ they make you feel good!

  6. Chewy oatmeal cookies are the best!

  7. I’m so glad you posted this! It’s the perfect timing! I bought a bag of dried cherries at Costco and thought it would be good to make oatmeal cookies with cherries and dark chocolate chips.

  8. That is a beautiful oatmeal cookie….we love them chewy here too. I can’t wait to try your recipe.

  9. Love your picture of the cookie! These sound delish-I love oatmeal raisin cookies-my fav!:)

  10. Cookies look so delicious, I love the combo 🙂

  11. Thank you, Christy – this was exactly the recipe I was looking for! The cookies (or ‘biscuits’, as we say in New Zealand) are delicious. I added a handful of dark chocolate chips to the mixture, too – a little extra naughtiness is nice and the friend I’m making them for has a soft spot for chocolate!

  12. Thank you, Christy – this was exactly the recipe I was looking for! The cookies (or ‘biscuits’, as we say in New Zealand) are delicious. I added a handful of dark chocolate chips to the mixture, too – a little extra naughtiness is nice and the friend I’m making them for has a soft spot for chocolate!

  13. My husband made these for us last night and they are REALLY good. And still good the next day. thanks for the recipe!

  14. Oh good I’m glad you liked them!

  15. I actually made these last night! I substituted chocolate chips for the raisins and they are delicious. Perfect consistency… just like you said.

    DO you have the link for the original chocolate chip cookie recipe on allrecipes?

  16. Christy – I just had to report back to you – I made these cookies for my dad for Father’s Day, and also served them at our BBQ yesterday. Everyone loved them. My dad even commented as he was leaving that the container of cookies I gave him would probably be empty by the time he got home! 🙂 Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

  17. Great recipe! Perfect chewy texture 🙂 I also added some dark chocolate chips

  18. i made these tonight and had to bake them for about 10 minutes longer than the recipe called for–worried maybe ive messed up somewhere along the line–haha i havent tried one yet, but they sure smell awesome!!

  19. I just made these a little bit ago and loved it! They are not only chewy but have a creamy texture…they are simply divine! 😀 Thanks for sharing these!

  20. These are delicious!!

  21. Delicious! I also had to bake about 6 minutes longer but they were still very chewy. Great recipe!

  22. This looks like an awesome recipe. I’m so excited to try it to give as a gift!

  23. i am searching for the PERFECT chewy oatmeal raisin cookie- i will be trying these today 🙂

  24. Trying these tonight. Wanting really good oatmeal cookies…hope they turn out!

  25. I made them today! You should say, don’t over bake, you’ll have granola bars. LOL The first set turned out amazing. The second – well I got distracted and yes, they’re…crisp. Best OR cookie ever, will use from now on!

  26. THESE WERE DELICIOUS. I don’t usually like oatmeal raisin cookies but I have eaten about 12 of them (:

  27. “Chewy” is essential in oatmeal cookies and these look fantastic.

  28. I love this recipe, I use a very similar recipe trying to be figure conscious, I wrote about it on my blog
    I love oatmeal cookies. They make you feel like your still eating healthy and satisfying cravings all at the same time!

  29. Awesome recipe!
    I added a pinch of nutmeg to bring out the oat flavor a bit more. Other additions: 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, 1 ripe banana and then once they were portioned out on the sheet pan, I sprinkled the tops with panko bread crumb and a subtle misting of spray oil. The bananas helped the cookies retain moisture because I didn’t have raisins. The panko bread crumbs helped the outside crisp up to offset thec chewy interior. Bingo

  30. I made these exactly as written and they were perfect! This one is going in my recipe box. Thank you!

  31. Hai thanks for the lovely Photo… i made it last night, really yummy..
    1 wrote this cookies in my blog…http// fantastic cookies !

  32. These were a little disappointing. I love chewy oatmeal cookies, but these turned out fluffy like all the rest I have tried, even though I followed the recipe to a T. After the first dozen came out fluffy, I flattened the 2nd dozen with a glass. These came out slightly better, but still not quite perfect. I added a tsp of corn syrup to the final dozen, these actually came out much better. My recommendation, add 2T corn syrup when mixing butter and sugars. Otherwise, flavor was really nice!

    • Karla Burrola says:

      Same here! I always turn my cookies halfway through baking time. When they were halfway done I noticed they were not flattening so I used a spoon to flatten them and they look nicer now. I’ll try the corn syrup.

  33. Made these tonight and followed the recipe. They didn’t disappoint….they are as delicious and chewy as promised. A definite keeper! Thanks for sharing.

  34. These look delicious! I really want to make my boyfriend some OR cookies as a valentines treat as they’re his favourite, so I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  35. These were amazing! Normally, when i web surf for a cookie recipe, the person always makes it wayy too sweet but these were perfect!

  36. These turned out awesome, I added chocolate chips to them as well I filled my cookie jar and it was empty in no time! Thanks for this recipe will be making it a ton!

  37. These have become our favourite recipe. My oven is terrible and doesn’t keep a steady temperature, yet these always turn out great…albeit with burnt bottoms at times. I live in a very dry desert climate and usually add a bit more melted butter over the oats at the end, and I work it in with my hands. Parchment paper makes the world of difference for spread-ability.

  38. This recipe was just what I wanted. I did add 1/4 tsp of ground cloves and 1/4 tsp of nutmeg though. I can’t wait till they are out of the oven because my kitchen smells amazing.

  39. @Crystal Ann,
    So glad you loved them!

  40. These cookies are amazing! Using a choclate chip cookie base is GENIUS. I’ve never had more delicious oatmeal cookies! Bravo Madam!

  41. Going to make these for a group of youth traveling 24 hours on a mission trip. They don’t like raisins. If I omit and add chocolate chips do you think they will still be moist?

  42. @LawGirl,
    Yes, I think they will still be moist with chocolate chips.

  43. What I like to do is combine the eggs and vanilla in a small bowl and soak the raisins in that for an hour or two, then you mix together the rest of the ingredients. It makes the raisins so moist and delicious!

  44. This was the best oatmeal cookie recipe they turned out perfect! I love cloves , so I added more cinnamon and 1/2 tsp cloves, turned out fantastic! I usually never leave comments but If you read this I fully recommend this recipe!

  45. @Anonymous,
    Thank you for leaving a comment and I’m so glad you liked them.

  46. I have made these a million times… Everyone loves them!!!! I have substituted the raisins for cranberries though. I have also done it with cherries and chocolate chips… Doesn’t matter what i put in they are moist and delicious!! Thanks again!!!

  47. I baked as the directions said using a 1/4 cup scoop. These are HUGE and kind of biscuit looking, not flat like the picture. They smell great and the dough is delicious, just concerned about the size. I’m also pretty sure they’re not done in the center. Did I do something wrong?

  48. This recipe is great. I have been craving some oatmeal raisin cookies all day so I decided to try this recipe. Just what I needed. The only thing I did different was I used candied walnuts instead of regular. Even better! I will be sharing this with family and make some for Christmas! Thank you!

  49. Danielle Sims says:

    Not a fan! I am searching for the perfect cookie recipe and this is not it. I followed the recipe exactly and they came out like little tea biscuits. Nothing like the picture. I want a cookie that is flat and chewy. Sorry but I will have to keep looking

    • Tea biscuits? Shoot. They are nothing like that. Were they really thick? If your butter is melted they should be thinner than that.

  50. My stepdaughter and I tried this recipe last night, only we wanted really bug cookies so we used an ice cream scoop to put the dough on the cookie sheets. The first batch came out beautiful after cooking at the normal oven temp for an extra six minutes. They were on the middle rack so they were closer to the element. They came out soft and chewy in the middle and somewhat crunchy on the outside, and nicely toasted. The other batch, which was on the top rack, seemed never to get done. When I finally pulled them out more than 10 minutes sfter they should have been done, they were not as toasted looking but much crunchier throughout – definitely not as good.

    Based on that I would recommend to anyone that wants to make them big, to start by cooking 6 mins ast the recommended time, then pull one cookie out and wait a minute to see how crunchy it gets, then if it’s crunchy enough and cooked through, pull them all out.

  51. I just made these they were terrific. I think that maybe instead of using a 1/4 cup to scoop them out use a big spoon.

  52. I too have been searching forever for the perfect CHEWY oatmeal cookie and an continually disappointed! But not any more! This IS the perfect Oatmeal cookie! Which would make absolute sense since you derived it from your chocolate chip cookie recipe, which is my favorite also. You are brilliant! Thank you so much!!!!!

  53. WOW! These are definitely a keeper. I think they taste a lot like the Oatmeal Raisin Cookies at Subway (my fave) only without the over-sweet taste. LOVE THEM, and I’ll be making them often now! The only thing I did differently was add about a 1/2 c. extra raisins. Thanks for the recipe!

  54. I don’t like oatmeal raisin cookikes but this recipe is absolutely amazing and delicious. The only thing different that I did was soak my raisins in warm water and vanilla for about 30 mins. Plumps them up and makes them nice and juicy

  55. I’ve Literally Made These 3 Times In The Last 3 Weeks! My Husband And Son Absolutely Go Crazy For Them!!
    Great Recipe!

    (Sorry My Phone is Capitalizing EveRy Word Lol)

  56. I made these for the first time and they were delicious! I’m not a huge fan of raisins so I used chocolate chips instead but otherwise kept things the same. The cookies were chewy and the flavor was great. I wouldn’t call them “fluffy” as other commenters complained but I didn’t want a flat cookie anyway.

  57. These cookies tasted very good but did not spread at all when baking. The recipe calls for balls of dough so I ended up with cooked, spherical cookies. I followed the recipe precisely but my cookies look nothing like your picture! They are yummy though.

  58. OMG ~ LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe!
    I too have always yearned for that perfect chewy oatmeal raisin cookie!
    Finders keepers! Made these today! This recipe is a keeper!
    I thought twice about the tbsp of vanilla (thought it a typo) but they are wonderful with it!
    Only bake 12 minutes in a convection oven.

  59. These are so yummy. I have made them twice and they are gone in an instant. We aren’t raisin folk so I sub milk chocolate chips – Delish!

  60. I modified this recipe for my ultra running friends by adding some extra bulk: 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes and 1 cup carob chips. I also toasted the walnuts beforehand and omitted the raisins. I had to bake these suckers for the entire 16 min and then let them sit on the pan for another 2 minutes before moving to a cooling rack but man-o-man are they worth the wait!! I think that my running friends are going to love these during their three day run around Mt. Rainier!!! Thank you for a great recipe!

  61. Karla Burrola says:

    I followed your recipe exactly and the dough was super crumbly and dry. I tried forming balls but they were not sticking together, just falling apart. I added the other egg white and they stuck together after that. I flattened them with a spoon so they would be flat. I really like the texture they came out nice and chewy. They do not taste sweet enough though. I wonder what I did wrong?

  62. Hi!!!
    I have been making these cookies of yours and I would say it’s the recipe that actually made my entire family go “Mmmmm mmmmm mmmm!” LOL! I am glad I found your site
    Thank you for generously sharing! More power to you.

  63. Adding my echo for the thick/puffy results, unfortunately. :-/

  64. Lovely cookies, my family enjoys them, however, I am chiming in on the fluffy comments. Are you sure baking soda is the right leavener? All my other recipes call for baking powder. I almost changed it this batch, but thought I should just follow the recipe! I am experiencing the “fluffy” others have commented about, where as they should have melted down a bit while baking, they rose.

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      Yes. Baking soda is a leavener and baking powder makes them rise. I’m not sure why yours are fluffy???

  65. These unfortunately didn’t work out for me. I was careful to follow the recipe exactly and my dough was crumbly and didn’t hold together well. The batches never flattened out and stayed puffy while baking. I used Quaker old fashioned oats. Not sure what went wrong. Results were not as pictured here. Huge disappointment and waste of ingredients 🙁

  66. I made these last night and they are amazing…they are so chewy and perfect flavor! Thank you Christy for sharing.

  67. I have been making these cookies for about a year now. My family LOVES them. Especially, my picky husband. Great recipe and website.

  68. Sheri Ann Johnson says:

    I just pulled the first batch from the oven and poured myself a big glass of ice cold milk… They’re delicious, exactly the soft, chewy consistency I was looking for! Thank you!!

  69. Ok, I have to admit, that as a pro chef of 20 years, I am a huge skeptic of online recipes, especially baking. However, on a whim my pregnant wife asked me for oatmeal cookies. So after a brief but thorough review of all the usual suspects, I opted for the self-claimed eat-all girl recipe (only because I also use the melted butter creaming trick).

    Consider yourself tested & approved, as I have saved this recipe to replace the predecessor, probably taken from a corporate faction that shouldn’t be supplying recipes anymore.

    Bravo! What else do you have?


  70. I just made your chewy oatmeal cookies, and they turned out great! Thank you. I had a recipe that I loved for a long time, but lately when I make them, they have been turning out too greasy and flat. These were perfect! I’m going to try your chocolate chip recipe next. Thanks!!!

  71. Very yummy cookie! Although I am so thankful for the reviews posted here because I was ready to end my cookie baking adventure. Mine also did not spread out and I had to bake them a bit longer.

  72. I made these cookies yesterday and they have vanished. THE BEST!!! Sooo delicious, soft & chewy, and the size of a saucer. Love them! Gotta make more…….now.
    Thank you for sharing the best oatmeal raisin cookie recipe out there. PERFECT!!!!

  73. Overall good flavor but came out looking absolutely nothing like the picture above. I followed the recipe to a t and had very fluffy cookies. I am kind of dissapointed but they still taste pretty good!

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      Did you pack your flour or spoon it into the measuring cups. Too much flour will definitely make a fluffier cookie.

  74. I made these cookies the other day and they are DELICIOUS! Thanks so much for the recipe!

  75. My husband LOVES oatmeal raisin so I plan on making them tonight.

  76. Didn’t work for me.. Like a tea biscuit and didn’t flaten out . Very. disappointed and waste of ingredients !

  77. My husband is the hardest person to please when it comes to cookies. He is so picky it drives me crazy. I have tried hundreds of recipes over the past twenty years. I made these and finally; he LOVES them!! He (and everyone else in the house) had nothing but praise for these cookies. They are big, chewy and not too sweet. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful recipe. They will be my go to recipe for oatmeal cookies from now on!

  78. Made these cookies last night – HUGE HIT! My husband loved them, and I did too. They had a nice thick texture, perfectly chewy and not too crisp. I had to bake them about 5 minutes extra, but I’ll be making these as my “go to” recipe. Thanks so much!! 🙂

  79. I just made these and they are DELICIOUS! I couldn’t stop eating the dough while the first batch was baking. I will be making these again! Thanks for the recipe.

  80. I think the issue with flour comes from people not knowing that “1 cup” is a different measurement depending on where you are from, semi arbitrary. This is why weight is much more accurate for baking.

  81. Cookies are in the oven. I can’t wait to try them!

  82. Did you use salted or unsalted butter? Because that could be something else contributing to people’s comments of them being to fluffy!

  83. I just made these and they were amazing! I made half of the batch without raisins and half with raisins and both were very good. The flavor and texture were exactly what I was wanting from an oatmeal cookie–thank you!

  84. Yummm!!! been searching for the perfect recipe and finally i got the best recipe ever! thanks for sharing. i made a batch tonight and i have to put it away or i’ll eat the whole thing and drink the entire milk! LOL!!!!

  85. These are the best! My sister made them for my fiance and he raves about how chewy they are!

  86. These are the most delicious cookies and have became an absolute family favorite. This recipe has been added to the family recipe book that is handed down through the generations.

  87. Made these last night. They are delish! I did not change a THING. I was worried about using 1/4 cup balls as I thought they would be too big. They are on the large side, but trust me, you are gonna want a BIG ONE!
    Yum yum yum

  88. These ARE the perfect chewy oatmeal cookies! Thank you for developing it and saving me the trouble. Made as is with the exception of sneaking in some dry milk powder (protein) and soaked my raisins in hot cider (they were really dry). Flattened out and baked perfectly.

    If this is indicative of your culinary ability, I am looking forward to trying some of your other recipes.

  89. About how many does this recipe make?

  90. Made these cookies tonight. I added peanut butter to the batter. I only had instant cinnamon oatmeal packets so I sifted the cinnamon sugar out and used the oats. I also used dark brown sugar. It was delicious… Gotta improvise and use what u got in the pantry at midnight when you get a craving ❤️

  91. ive made these a couple times. they are a huge hit among my family! they are very easy to make as well. im only 13, and it was fairly simple for me! thanks for the great recipe!

  92. Just thinking maybe you could add how many the recipe is suppose to yield. If it is listed I was unable to see the note about it.

    Also, do you ball the cookie dough or flatten it a bit when making them?

  93. How many does this make?

  94. made these and the dough was just way too thick and they turned out horrible

  95. Susan Rothenberger says:

    Omgosh! This IS the perfect recipe! I have a hard time with baking but these turned out perfect!! Thank you!

  96. This may be my favorite oatmeal raisin recipe!! They’re amazing and nice & fluffy! I love your blog!

  97. Best cookie recipe ever! These are our new favorites and I wouldn’t change a thing in this recipe. Thank you!

  98. I have made these SEVERAL times because they are just So good! My family just loves them!

  99. I dont want a huge cookie….how big do these get…and do you think I could half the 1/4 size? How lng would ibake them for…also half the time? How many cookies does this make?

  100. These were a big hit at the cookie exchange tonight! Very yummy, chewy, and nice big cookies. Thanks for a great recipe!

  101. Erika Meeske Rafferty says:

    So after a disastrous attempt at making meringues, I found myself with a bunch of egg yolks, which I would usually use for pasta, but that is a real undertaking; one that I just wasn’t up for. I googled and found your recipe. The only change I made was I used 7 yolks and cooked the cookies longer since I am a mile high (5280 ft). The cookies are by far some of the very best I have made. Thank you so much!

  102. Cheryl Elliott says:

    The perfect oatmeal raisin cookie! I’ve been trying to find this for over 50 years. My great aunt’s recipe..cookies too fluffy. A way too chewy Pinterest recipe. I followed your recipe exactly but made them half size since I like a smaller cookie. I have used both dark and light raisins. Everyone has raved over these, saying they are the best they’ve eaten! Making them half size I get about 4 dozen. Thank you!

  103. This recipe is terrible. They are cake like and dry. Not chewy, not even close. Waste of time and money. DONT MAKE IT!!!

  104. Made these yesterday; followed the recipe as is (although we made 1.5tbsp scoop cookies), and they were PERFECT! This will be go-to oatmeal raisin cookie. Thanks!

  105. Heather Bender says:

    OMG! I just made these and they are heavenly!

  106. Great flavor, but I followed this recipe to a Tee and my cookies came out super crumbly. All fell apart when I pulled them out of the oven. Hmmm

  107. Regarding inaccurate flour measurements…the proper way to measure is by weight, not volume. You can spoon and level flour (or any ingredients for that matter) all day and never spoon out the same amount. Accuracy in measurements requires a scale.

    Successful and consistent results in baking comes from science and math. Its based in ratios and temperature. The essential tools are a food scale, instant read thermometer, oven thermometer, and calculator.

  108. These are in the oven as we speak! I used a tablespoon size ball as I do for all of my cookies as the 1/4 cup ball was HUGE! I also added a 1/2 cup of milk chocolate chips. I baked them for almost 20 minutes and they are not flat , more puffy. I also measured the flour just as you said. They are soft and chewy, SO YUMMY!! It made exactly 3 dozen cookies. Will definitely be making these again.

  109. Amazingly delicious!

  110. I have made your cookies at least a half a dozen times now and just wanted to say they are perfect. They are delicious and chewy. Thanks!

  111. Anastacia Schroeter says:

    I should’ve listened to the reviews..I planned to make and send these to my cousin away at college and they were awful. They tasted fine but like most said they never flattened and looked like biscuits. I bake cookies all the time and have never had them come out this way. And after reading the reviews I made a point to follow the directions to the letter and I’m extremely disappointed. Off to find the right recipe…

  112. They came out perfect! Haven’t tasted them yet but they look fantastic!

  113. Woa. Best. Oatmeal. Cookies. Ever. Chewy and sweet and full of oaty goodness. It has the flavor of my Moms oatmeal cookies and that made me so happy! I measured the flour on a scale to be more precise. There were not puffy at all. I used a 1 tablespoon measuring scoop and cooked them 12 minutes to perfection. I also subbed Sweetened dried cranberries instead of raisins for a little holiday tang. Thanks for this recipe!

  114. how many cookies does one batch make?

  115. Hi do these freeze well? If so, any specific steps I should take? Thank you!

  116. I just made these and they were delicious!!!! Thanks for a great recipe!

  117. These are honestly the best oatmeal cookies that I have ever had. I will no longer search for another recipe. Thank you!

  118. Thanks you so much. These are my husbands favorite cookie but we always seem to not get them just right and chewy. This recipe is a winner. I followed it to a T and we were in love. Since Christmas I have made 5 batches already lol he can’t seem to get enough of them. Only think is I cook 22 minutes and they are perfect. I’ve always took the tip of separating flour and cooking in parchment paper with my chocolate chip and they are soft and chewy as well. Thank you and highly recommend.

  119. Amazing recipe!
    have you tried this recipe with dried cranberries?

  120. Christie the recipe says 1tbs of vanilla. it tbs or tsp…most are a teaspoon so tbs sound like alot.
    I know this is an old post but I just found it and half way through it 🙂 sounds so good

  121. Hi! Yummy except not enough salt. I sprinkled pink Himalayan salt on each before loading into oven. I also flattened then. They were too dry (followed recipe to a T) so 1/2 way thru I finally added about 5,6 TBL of water. Now they are Perfection❤

  122. Very flavorful, the only difference with mine is I used Trruvia for the sugar and Trivia brown sugar to lesson the calories. YUM

  123. Great recipe, thank you! I did add a Tbsp. of orange rind just because I try to mimic the the best oatmeal cookie I’ve ever had which is from Cookies By George in Edmonton. I wish I could get my hands on that actual recipe! 🙂

  124. Fantastic! I made 2 batches. One of the batches I put shredded coconut and chocolate chips….perfection! My family cannot get enough! I also doubled the cinnamon and added allspice.

  125. I made these twice. Both times following the directions perfectly. They did not flatten out at all. I think the issue may be the word “balls”. I took it to mean form the 1/4 cup into balls. I am sure if you “drop” them they will come out better.

  126. I am making these now and they are fluffy, soft and chewy. The only changes I made was to melt 1/2 c butter and 1/4 c bacon grease and I used 1/2 Tbls. vanilla and 1/2 Tbls. rum extract. Super yummy!

  127. I made these cookies according to the recipe and they came out puffy. The taste is good. Needless to say I wil not use this recipe again for oatmeal cookies.

  128. How many cookies does his recipe make?

  129. We really like these oatmeal cookies!

  130. These definitely aren’t my perfect oatmeal cookies but this recipe will be the base for monster cookies because they would stand up to big chunks of add ins

  131. Can these be frozen? I am making them for a graduation party next weekend.

  132. I’m just joining the rest of the people before me in telling you that these are YUMMY! I love every recipe I’ve tried from you, thanks for sharing all the yummy food!

  133. Delicious! Followed the recipe exactly and then added 1/2 cup coconut. I also added pecans as suggested. YUM . I baked off 2 dozen and froze 2 logs of extra dough for when guests drop in. It’s in my book of favorites! Thank you!

  134. These are GREAT! Nuff said.
    Her chocolate chip cookies are too!!

  135. These are awesome!! Thank you for another great recipe! We made ours just normal cookie size – about 2 tablespoons each.
    The 2nd time I made them, I made a couple modifications and wanted to tell you what I did. I used softened butter instead of melted and also I replaced half a cup of flour with a half cup of spice cake mix. It sounds crazy but we like our oatmeal cookies a little spicier and it really amped the flavor up. Texture is spot on!!! Thank you!!!

  136. Mine aren’t round and flat. Did I do something wrong

  137. I tried it. It didn’t come out chewy. Any tips? THEY were more crunchy and I used the exact measurements and recipe. It took longer to cook…..they were light in the middle so I had to leave them in longer. But they were good.

  138. These cookies are very good. Loved them! The only thing is they don’t spread like other cookies. I suggest flat them with a spoon or bottom of a glass before baking. Other a great recipe!

  139. too dry-immediately out of oven even after a shorter baking time:( maybe i was looking for a different type of oatmeal raisin cookie? added a lemon wedge to tupperware and hoping for the best. lost all my prize winning recipes in a computer crash and have to bad

  140. Making them now. 🤞🏼

  141. These are the best oatmeal raisin cookies I’ve ever eaten, and I’ve eaten many since there’ll my favorite cookie. I was a little leary making them so big, but they were perfect! Thanks so much for this recipe!

  142. a wicked good cookie

  143. These cookies turned out great, not chewy but that’s okay, I added 2 eggs instead of the 1 plus a yolk and 1/2 cup more oats , baked for 20 min flattened the balls too, made 40 cookies

  144. How many cookies per batch does this yield?

  145. Brande Meredith says:

    This is the 2nd time I have made these! My family loves them, and eats them up! My husband is not a fan of Oatmeal Raisin cookies, however, he loved these!! My daughter HATES raisins so this time, I made them with diced apples in place of Raisins! They are so tasty!!!! Thank you for this recipe!! It is a hit with everyone!

  146. AMAZING RECIPIE! My 9yr old and I just made these for the first time tonight. By far THE best cookie recipie I’ve ever tried! I can’t stand hard crunchy cookies. These were just too perfect! The only thing I changed was the 1/4 cup of rolled dough balls. My first batch of cookies were humongous but they still turned out exactly how they were suppose to. I could keep gushing on and on but instead I’m going to go enjoy a few cookies while I watch a movie with my son. I look forward to trying more recipies for different foods and desserts in the near future. Although I really don’t think any other recipie will even come close to how yummy these are! 🍪❤️

  147. This is a great recipe. I had to substitute gluten free flour so I also added a splash of milk because gf flour soaks up so much of the moisture. I added dried blueberries with the raisins. Yum!

  148. KareninStLouis says:

    I love your blog and I can’t wait to try this recipe. For me, though, spooning flour into a measuring cup is a mess. Using a kitchen scale has been a game changer for me. It’s neater, more accurate, and requires less cleanup. I realize not everyone has a kitchen scale. I didn’t either, but I have for the last few years and no longer use measuring cups for high-volume dry ingredients like flour and sugar.

  149. Can I substitute rice flour for the regular self rising flour ??

  150. Mine turned out like biscuits. I did 1.5 cups of flour. Not the chewy recipe I was looking for, but still had great flavor.

  151. Jennifer glaspie says:

    By far the best cookie ever. I make them exactly like you said. Yummy!

  152. Excellent!!!! I used shortening instead of butter.

  153. Excellentl!

  154. Barbara J Cherwin says:

    How many cookies does this recipe yield at 1/4 cup dough per cookie?

  155. Very good cookies. I was careful to measure my flour using the method you suggested (spooned into cup) and my cookies were chewy and looked just like the ones in your photos. Thanks.

  156. Came out like a huge biscuit. Not like picture… even following directions exactly.

  157. Are you using 1 or 2 cups flour??? Mine came out way too thick! Also, had to bake longer. Great flavor the next day though.

  158. Outrageous cookies soft, chewy and delicious. I used 1 stick of butter then substituted 1/4 cup cinnamon applesauce for the remainder, came out wonderful. Will definitely make them again.

  159. I don’t see how much this recipe makes? How many dozen?

  160. diana munoz albano says:

    I followed this recipe as written, and they are PERECT! Per my husbands request for Oatmeal cookies, and it didn’t fail me. I did save some cookie dough and added 1/4 cp walnuts and 1/4 cp chopped semi sweet choc. Yummmmm! Definitely going to keep this recipe!! Thank You!

  161. How many cookies does this recipe make?

  162. Unhappy with Cookies says:

    The 1/4 cup balls are WAY TOO BIG. The cookies do not cook and do not flatten. Really this was a waste of ingredients. Please beta test you recipes before publishing them. We will not make again and are deleting your recipe.

  163. I have NO idea what it is with the commenters on here who have had issues with this recipe… they clearly screwed something the hell up and are not a good indicator of how wonderful this recipe is, because let me tell you, these cookies are FANTASTIC!! My husband’s favorite cookies are oatmeal raisin. I’ve always thought they were OK, but never went nuts for them. This recipe changed that! I followed everything except the 1/4 cup cookie ball size at the end. I used probably 2 Tbs. for my cookie size, but other than that, amazing cookies and so simple! Am adding this to my recipe book! THANK YOU!

  164. Why has no one mentioned that the recipe card says it takes 22hrs and 3 minutes to prep and the same amount of time to cook? Obviously, if you read that recipe you can see it’s wrong, but you would think someone would have mentioned it so Christy could fix it!
    I can’t rate the recipe, because I haven’t tried it yet. But will this weekend and come back to let you know.

  165. These are THE best oatmeal raisin cookie I have ever baked! I absolutely love hiw chewy these are! I added extra raisins because I love the burst of the raisins in every bite! Thanks for sharing!

  166. Turned out great I put dried cranberries in

  167. These sound delicious! Can’t wait to try but I too am startled at 1/4 cup??? Curious as to whether or not a cookie scoop will suffice? I’ll watch the time of course

  168. These cookies are delicious, this will be our family favorite, no more looking around for good oatmeal cookie
    recipes for me. Thank you !

  169. Very good. Definitely use the butter. Great cookie

  170. shawnna griffin says:

    hey girl- these look so good! yummy!

  171. I’d like to use your recipe but can’t stand the music. So sad

  172. The best oatmeal raisin cookie recipe by far! Totally amazing!!! Thank you!

  173. I made these using cranberries and pecans instead of raisins – so very good!

  174. I made these last night, following the recipe exactly. I used the 1/4 measuring cup to measure out the dough and I got 16 cookies total. I have to say hands down these are the best oatmeal cookies I have ever had! My husband agrees. I will definitely be making these from now on. ❤