Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipes

Silver Post Medal for All Time! 355 Posts
December 6, 2015

Oatmeal Raisin CookiesMy kids always loved oatmeal raisin cookies the best. Especially if they were soft and chewy. This recipe is the same as I always used except for one "surprise" ingredient.


Total Time: Prep Time 20 minutes; Cooking time 30 minutes

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Source: Homemade recipe


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter
  • 1/2 cup chunky apples*
  • 1 cup very tightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg, plus 1 yolk
  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats or quick oats
  • 1 cup raisins (opt.)
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

*I peel, core and chop 4 medium apples, cook in about 1" of water until the apples start to soften, remove from heat, let cool, stir to break down a bit. You want the apples chunky.


  1. Preheat oven 375 degrees F.
  2. 2. In a small bowl mix flour, baking powder, baking soda salt, cinnamon & nutmeg. Whisk together and set aside.
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  4. In a medium bowl cream butter by hand or mixer and brown sugar together. Add chunky apples (make sure they are cooled) and mix well. Add egg & yolk and stir to combine.
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    Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
  6. Add all dry ingredients to medium bowl and stir. Add oats and raisins and stir to combine smoothly.
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  8. 5. Using a cookie scoop, place cookie dough on a greased cookie sheet 2" apart.
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  10. 6. Bake for roughly 9 minutes until the edges start to turn golden brown.
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  12. 7. Let sit for 30 seconds and lift with a spatula onto a platter.
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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,246 Posts
March 6, 2019

This is a super delicious cookie that uses more oatmeal than usual, and much less flour. It's versatile in that if you want them chewy, just stack the cookie dough higher on your baking sheet. Like them crisp? Flatten them out. I like them crispy on the outside with chewy middles so I go right in between. Yum!

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February 19, 2009

Mash bananas and beat with a fork until pureed. Add applesauce, egg whites and vanilla. Stir in soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, flour and oatmeal.


Mix well. Add raisins and mix. Drop tablespoons of batter onto cookie sheet and flatten with a fork.


Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 5,887 Posts
April 10, 2009

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix first 6 ingredients until smooth. Add flour, soda, and salt. Mix well. Mix in the remaining ingredients. Drop by teaspoon onto a greased cookie sheet. Shape and flatten with fork. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.



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May 10, 2007

Does anyone have an easy recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies WITHOUT nuts? Nuts are expensive and I rarely have them on hand. I want a recipe I can just whip up in a hurry. Thanks!

Starchild in VT


May 11, 20070 found this helpful

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
(2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened


1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups rolled oats
11/2 cups raisins

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper or waxed paper.

2 Either by hand or with electric mixer, beat butter until creamy. Add sugars; beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add vanilla.

3 Mix flour, salt, baking powder, and nutmeg together in medium bowl. Stir dry ingredients into butter-sugar mixture. Stir in oats and raisins
roll dough into 2-inch balls. Place balls on parchment-lined cookie sheet, leaving at least 2 inches between each ball.

5 Bake until cookie edges turn golden brown, 22 to 25 minutes. Let cool on cooling at least 30 minutes before peeling cookie from parchment.

By susanw (Guest Post)
May 11, 20070 found this helpful

I would recommend finding a recipe you like and just omitting the nuts. Just because they are in a recipe doesn't mean you have to use them.

May 11, 20070 found this helpful

The posted recipe sounds yummy. But if you already have a favorite recipe that includes nuts, you don't have to put them in. The recipe will still be good.

May 11, 20070 found this helpful

Here's an idea for even quicker cookie whip-ups, although they do not have raisins in the mix, you could add them to taste when making up the cookies.


5 c. flour
5 c. rolled oats
3 c. sugar
4 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp salt
Mix together ingredients until well blended. Store in tightly covered container at room temperature. Stir thoroughly before measuring for recipe below. MAKES: 13 CUPS MIX

1/2 c. milk
1 tsp vinegar
1 egg, lightly beaten
2/3 c. veggie oil

Stir OATMEAL COOKIE MIX before measuring. Sour the milk by adding the vinegar to it. Combine sour milk, egg and oil; stir into MIX, blending well. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350*F for 10-12 minutes or until cookie edges begin to brown. Let cool on racks. MAKES: 60 COOKIES

By Mary Ann (Guest Post)
May 11, 20070 found this helpful

I use the recipe from the Oatmeal container.
Luv um!


Bronze Feedback Medal for All Time! 124 Feedbacks
May 11, 20070 found this helpful

ANY oatmeal cookie recipe should work w/o nuts.
Nuts are almost always optional.
My granddaughter does not like any kind of nuts
so I just leave them out of all the recipes I make for her.

By Ruth Valley Gal (Guest Post)
May 12, 20070 found this helpful

The easiest recipe is to buy a yellow or white cake mix, add the eggs and oil as directed, fold in a cup of raisins and a cup of oatmeal. This method works for anything you might want to add. Try a chocolate mix and add Chocolate chips. Bake as directed on package. Add some extra vanillla or almond for more flavor.

By chip off the old block (Guest Post)
May 12, 20070 found this helpful

just leave the nuts out.

May 12, 20070 found this helpful

You should go to and type in that as a recipe topic.

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March 21, 2018

These oatmeal raisin cookies are enhanced with a touch of salt. Serve with cocoa or coffee as a treat for a cold day.

Oatmeal cookies next to a cup of cocoa.

May 14, 2017

These delicious cookies are like having a bowl of raisin oatmeal on the go. This is a page about oatmeal and raisin breakfast cookies.

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