These Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies won’t last long in your cookie jar! Oats, raisins and dark chocolate chips bedazzle this soft and chewy delight and make them absolutely addicting.
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Original content posted May 2015. Updated December 2018.
Last year, instead of purchasing holiday gifts for teachers, I instead enrolled them in the “Bauer Cookie of the Month Club.” Each month, I gifted the girls’ teachers with a dozen cookies. They didn’t know what day they would arrive or what kind they would receive but they were always eagerly accepted.
These Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies might have been their favorite of the six dozen they received!
These easy Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies are just that. EASY. The dough comes together quickly thanks to the use of an electric mixer and a quick 15 minute chill in the fridge.
And just because this recipe makes four dozen cookies, don’t be tempted to halve it! I dare say that this cookie recipe is the one that disappears the quickest at our house. It really is impossible to just stop at one.
How Do You Make Soft Oatmeal Cookies?
Crisp cookies? No thank you.
That quick trip to the fridge I mentioned? That’s the key behind these thick and chewy Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies. Chilling cookie dough before baking solidifies the butter.
As the cookies bake, the fat in the chilled cookie dough takes longer to melt than if the dough were simply baked from room temperature. The longer the butter remains solid, the less cookies spread. That means a delicious thick and chewy cookie for you and me!
Can You Use Quick Oats Instead of Old Fashioned Oats in Cookies?
My Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies utilize old fashioned oats. Using old fashioned oats gives this cookie recipe a chewier texture.
If you were to grab quick oats from the pantry by mistake, the texture of your cookies would be more like you had pulverized your oats in a blender prior to adding them to your mixing bowl, resulting in less texture and a cookie where the consistency of the dough was very one note.
I guarantee that upon first bite, you’ll deem these the best Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies and wonder what exactly it is that makes these cookies stand out from the crowd.
I’ll give you a hint, the teaspoon of cinnamon called for in the recipe really does make a difference!
How to Make Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies
 In the bowl of an electric mixer, add butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla.
TIP: Forget to sit out your butter to soften? No problem! Heat a glass of water in the microwave. Dump out water and cover your butter with the warm glass. The heat and steam from the glass will gently warm the butter so that you’re ready to bake in no time.
 Cream together on medium speed until soft and fluffy.
 Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt to bowl.
 Mix on low speed until just combined.
 Add oats, raisins and chocolate chips to bowl.
 Mix on low speed until just combined. Chill dough for 15 minutes and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
 Using a medium cookie scoop, place dough on parchment lined or silicone mat lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
TIP: I love to use these precut parchment sheets when I’m baking to make my time in the kitchen super easy and less messy.
TIP: Want to make your Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies look like they came straight from a bakery? After you remove your cookies from the oven, top with additional chocolate chips. As the chocolate melts, use a toothpick to swirl the chocolate around to create melty puddles on the top of each cookie.
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Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1-1/3 cup brown sugar packed
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1-1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 1-1/2 cups raisins
- 1-1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla.
- Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and mix until just combined.
- Add oats, raisins and chocolate chips and stir until just combined.
- Chill dough for 15 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Using a medium cookie scoop, place dough on parchment lined or silicone mat lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
- Allow to cool five minutes on baking sheet before removing to cooling rack to cool completely.
So grab a glass of milk and fill up your cookie jar! What better way to start your week than with a stack of these Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies? Proof that chocolate does indeed make everything better.