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Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

# Recipe: Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These **Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies** are deliciously sweet with a perfect chewiness. The combination of raisins and walnuts adds extra flavor to these soft and delightful treats.

If you are a fan of oatmeal cookies, be sure to check out our recipe for chewy banana oatmeal cookies and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

## Recipe Details

These Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are a delightful blend of sweetness and taste. They are perfect for a homemade treat or as part of a holiday cookie assortment.

– **Taste**: These Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are incredibly tasty. The raisins and walnuts provide bursts of sweetness and nuttiness.
– **Texture**: With moist brown sugar, molasses, juicy raisins, and two types of rolled oats, these cookies are moist and chewy. The walnuts add a nice crunch.
– **Time**: It takes less than 30 minutes to make these cookies.
– **Ease**: This recipe is simple and easy to follow with step-by-step instructions and photos to help you make these perfect cookies for the holiday season.

## What You’ll Need

### Ingredient Notes

– **Wet ingredients**: Unsalted butter, Golden brown sugar, Granulated sugar, Eggs, Vanilla extract, and Molasses.
– **Dry ingredients**: All-purpose flour, Baking soda, Salt.
– **Oats**: Old-fashioned rolled oats and Quick-cooking rolled oats. The old-fashioned oats add more chew, while the quick oats have a smoother texture.
– **Raisins**: Regular or golden raisins can be used.
– **Walnuts**: These nuts offer a mild yet sharp flavor that complements the sweetness of the cookies.

## Add-ins and Substitutions

– **Add chocolate**: You can include chocolate chips or chunks for a chocolatey twist.
– **Substitute cranberries**: Swap raisins for cranberries for a different flavor.
– **Make them gluten-free**: Use gluten-free flour and certified gluten-free oats.
– **Substitute all one type of oats**: You can use either old-fashioned or quick oats if you don’t have both.

## How to Make Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

### Recipe Tips:

– **Soak the raisins**: Plump and hydrate the raisins for added flavor and moisture.
– **Use both kinds of oats**: Combining old-fashioned and quick oats provides the perfect texture.
– **Space the cookie dough balls**: Leave enough room between the dough balls for proper spreading during baking.

Enjoy these delicious Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for a delightful treat or holiday dessert!When the cookies are done baking, allow them to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to prevent them from breaking.


– **Should you soak raisins before baking cookies?**
Soaking raisins before baking can make them juicier and more flavorful, which is great for moist cookies like oatmeal raisin.
– **How do you plump up raisins for cookies?**
To plump up raisins, place them in a bowl of water and pour boiling water over them. After a few minutes, they will rehydrate and become plump.

**Serving Suggestions**

These Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies can be served in various ways:
– **Cakes**: Pair them with Pumpkin Cheesecake, Chocolate Mousse Cake, or Gingerbread Cake.
– **Pies**: Enjoy them with Homemade Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, or Blueberry Pie.
– **Cookies**: Combine them with Chewy Nutella Cookies, Frosted Sugar Cookies, or White Chocolate Florentine Cookies.
– **Beverages**: Have them with a Pumpkin Spice Latte, Caramel Frappuccino, or Hot Chocolate.

**Make This Recipe in Advance**

– **Make ahead**: Freeze the cookie dough balls on a baking sheet and transfer them to a ziplock freezer bag until you’re ready to bake.
– **Storing**: Keep the cookies in an airtight container to maintain their chewiness. They can be stored at room temperature for 2-3 days or in the refrigerator for up to a week.
– **Freeze**: Store them in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 3 months.

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– Chewy Banana Oatmeal Cookies
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– Lace Cookies with Chocolate (Florentine Cookies)
– Monster Cookies

**Full Recipe Instructions**

– Recipe Name: Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
– Description: Delicious and easy to make cookies with walnuts and raisins. Highly rated by many users.
– User Rating: 5 out of 5 stars from 1 vote. Pin Rate

cookies, Dessert
Prep Time:

15 minutes

Cook Time:

12 minutes

Total Time:

27 minutes





  • 1
    softened unsalted butter

  • 1
    golden brown sugar

  • 1/3
    granulated sugar

  • 1

  • 1
    egg yolk

  • 2
    vanilla extract
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons molasses
    • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
    • 1 cup 1 cup soaked in hot water
    • 1 cup walnutschopped


    • Notes

      How to store and freeze oatmeal raisin cookies

      STORING: Store in an airtight container to keep them chewy at room temperature for 2-3 days, or in the refrigerator for about a week.

      FREEZING: Store in an airtight container or freezer bag in the freezer for up to 3 months. Freeze dough balls if you prefer fresh cookies.


    Calories:The dish contains 236 kcal, 30g of carbohydrates, 3g of protein, 12g of fat, 5g of saturated fat, 35mg of cholesterol, 170mg of sodium, 150mg of potassium, 2g of fiber, 13g of sugar, 257 IU of Vitamin A, 1mg of Vitamin C, 27mg of calcium, and 1mg of iron.


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