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Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are super soft, thick, and loaded with oats and raisins. These cookies are easy to make and so delicious!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword oatmeal raisin cookies
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 22 cookies
Author Danielle

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (125 grams) all-purpose flour (spooned & leveled)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (115 grams) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (150 grams) old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup (150 grams) raisins

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar for 1-2 minutes until well combined. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until fully combined.
  • Slowly mix in the flour mixture and continue mixing until just combined, then mix in the oats and raisins until fully combined, making sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Cover the cookie dough tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats and set aside.
  • Once the dough is chilled, remove it from the refrigerator. Using a 1.5-2 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop the cookie dough and drop onto the prepared baking sheets. Roll the cookie dough into balls and very gently press down with your hand to flatten each ball of cookie dough slightly (make sure not to flatten them completely, just slightly). Make sure to leave a little room between each ball of cookie dough as they will spread a little while they bake.
  • Bake in separate batches at 350°F for 10-12 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are lightly golden brown and the top is set. Remove from the oven and cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Notes

Prep time includes 30 minutes of chilling time.
Allowing the cookie dough to chill for 30 minutes will help the cookies to bake up thicker. If you prefer for your cookies to be a little thinner, you may skip the dough chilling.
Cookies may be stored on the counter in an airtight container for up to five days.