Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

This is the best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies IN THIS WORLD! Passed down from generations, they are soft and chewy – the perfect cookie recipe

best oatmeal raisin cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Also try these Chocolate Coconut Cookies. Though my all time favourite is these Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies. YUM!

Oftentimes the best recipes are the ones that are passed down.

This particular cookie recipe is from my husbands parents. Actually, my MIL’s Mom got it from a friend long ago.

It’s still made today by my FIL, he’s come over many times through the years with a tin of these wonderful cookies, to which we all devour obviously.

cookies on a plate, with Cookie and Oatmeal

They are literally the best – in this world. I repeat, the best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies IN THIS WORLD!

I never considered these types of cookies one of my favourite type of cookie, I’ve had too many that were dry. Why this recipe rocks? As long as you don’t over cook them, they are chewy. Incredibly delicious!!

I love that I always have all the ingredients on hand: brown sugar, butter, eggs, rolled oats, vanilla, flour, raisins, baking soda and water.

A bunch of food on a plate, with Cookie and Oatmeal

I pay no attention to perfecting the drop size of the batter when placing into the pan. The outcome is cookies that are mismatched and imperfect in size – yet each one perfect in every way that counts.

This batch make a couple dozen, again depending on drop size {alter baking time if you make them small please, you really don’t want to overcook these}.


More Delicious Cookie Recipes to Try:

best oatmeal raisin cookies
cookies on a plate, with Cookie and Oatmeal

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This is the best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies IN THIS WORLD! Passed down from generations, they are soft and chewy - the perfect cookie recipe


  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 tsp baking soda in a 1/4 cup hot water


  1. Mix in order given, in a large mixing bowl. Add the hot water and soda last.
  2. Drop cookies on sheet
  3. Bake at 350F for 13-14 minutes or until edges start to brown but middle is still quite pale - trust me, it'll be the perfect cookie once cooled
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 215Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 125mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 3g

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  1. Thanks for the recipe! We really enjoy oatmeal raisin cookies, especially when they’re chewy. And I have all the ingredients in my pantry.

  2. My favourite cookie…I made a batch a few days ago…no…none left. I can’t stop at just 2…I am going to give your recipe a try.

  3. these sound delicious. I like the raisins in them, wonder if cranberries would work too.

  4. Oatmeal raisin cookies are some of my husbands favorite! My tip is to soak the raisins in the the egg and vanilla mixture for an hour before combining all ingredients, this really gives the raisins a punch of vanilla flavor (and softens the raisins).

  5. Yum! I am sold. I absolutly love oatmeal cookies, but mine never turn out quite as good as the bakery fresh ones I buy….I might try agian with this recipe!! =)

  6. Yum! Oatmeal raisin cookies are one of my favorites! I haven’t made them in such a long time, I’ve gotta try your recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Thanks for sharing the recipe, will have to try it out. My hubby loves chewy cookies!

  8. These are the ultimate comfort food! I like to put dried cranberries in mine sometimes too.

  9. This is a slight variation of my recipe, but I am game to try a new recipe. It’s more brown sugar than I usually use, but I bet these are chewier than mine.

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