Oatmeal raisin cookies get a bad rap. They’re often seen as boring or make people reminisce of a cookie their grandparents would eat. Throughout the pandemic, however, oatmeal has somewhat become trendy again through aesthetically-pleasing baked oatmeal bowls that have been popularized on TikTok. People are finally rediscovering that oatmeal can be fun and have the added benefit of having a high protein count. Whether you’re an oatmeal raisin cookie supporter or haven’t had one in years, this recipe is simple and should be the next cookie you decide to indulge in.
OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES
Preparation Time: 45 mins
Servings: 2-3 dozens, depending on cookie size
½ cup (or one stick) plus 6 tablespoons of softened unsalted butter
⅔ cup of brown sugar
½ cup of granulated sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
½ teaspoon of salt (or a pinch)
1 cup of raisins (can be more if desired)
1 cup of chocolate chips (can replace raisins or be combined with)
3 cups of any type of oats
Begin by preheating your oven to 350 F.
In a bowl, beat your softened butter and both sugars on medium speed. This can also be done by hand with a whisk.
Add your eggs and vanilla while continuing to mix.
Add in your dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
Mix in the oats and raisins. If you are using only chocolate chips, use one cup, and if you are mixing the two, use ½ a cup of each. The batter should be thick at this point.
Take your cookie sheet, and place your cookie dough balls 1-2 inches apart onto the ungreased sheet. Parchment paper is recommended for less mess.
Bake the cookies for 5-10 minutes while watching so that they do not burn. Depending on how small or large they are, they will require less or more time. Your cookies should come out slightly underdone so that they finish cooking outside of the oven and remain chewy. Let them cool for about 10 minutes, and enjoy!