The Best Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe
An old fashioned oatmeal raisin cookie everyone recognizes. Made with old fashioned rolled oats, a hint of cinnamon (optional), and plenty of real butter, this old-time favorite cookie is a classic favorite. The addition of a quick last minute sprinkle of sugar makes the top a little crunchier, and the softened raisins makes them moist.
1 cup butter
1 cup raisins
1 cup white sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups old fashioned oats
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp sugar
There are two secrets to having chewy moist oatmeal raisin cookies. It takes just a few minutes to soften your raisins, and chewy cookies come from making them a bit large and staying close to the oven while baking. You want them just baked. If you have cookie Dunkers in your family, just bake them a little bit longer. Either way I am sure this oatmeal cookie recipe will be a hit.
Lets start by soaking the raisins. Measure and place raisins in a small bowl. Cover with boiling water and let sit while mixing the cookie dough.
Preheat your oven to 350 F. Line two cookies sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl cream the butter until fluffy. Add both sugars and mix well.
Add the eggs and mix again.
Add the vanilla and mix.
In a separate bowl add the old fashioned oats, flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. (Note: You can use quick oats, but it changes the texture of the cookie).
Stir the dry ingredients together to distribute the baking soda. This is Very important, the baking soda causes your cookie to leaven so you want it distributed really well.
Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Mix really well.
Place the raisins in a strainer to remove the water and then add them to the cookie dough. Mix just until combined.
Using a cookie scoop drop the dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle lightly with sugar.
Bake at 350 F for 10 minutes. Check your cookies after 8 minutes or so. You want them to be dark golden on the edge and just golden in the middle.
Remove them from the baking pan right away and let cool on a rack or clean teal towel.
If you bake these cookies please comment and let me know how your cookies turned about for you.