Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Scoop large portions of dough to get a big, soft, chewy oatmeal raisin cookie with a hint of cinnamon

Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal raisin cookies are some of my favorite cookies out there. I find myself choosing them over chocolate chip whenever I’m at work and there are cookies for a meeting. But when it comes to baking cookies, I always go for chocolate chip cookies.

Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I love how chewy oatmeal raisin cookies stay and the flavor combination of the oats, raisins, and the hint of cinnamon. When a coworker requested oatmeal raisin cookies for his birthday celebration, I was excited to force myself to bake these cookies at home.

Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

We have a nut allergy at work so I made half with walnuts and half without. And honestly, I can’t decide which version I like better. I always enjoy putting nuts in cookies for the extra texture. But I definitely don’t do it often enough. Note to self – add nuts to cookies more often.

Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

As usual, I made these cookies “hand-sized” by using my large muffin scoop to portion out the cookies. When Hubby found out I was baking these, he got really excited. He told me that oatmeal raisin is his all time favorite cookie. How we have lived together for over a decade without me knowing that is mind boggling… He said he didn’t want me to feel pressured to bake them just because he likes them. Weirdo.

Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Scoop large portions of dough to get a big, soft, chewy oatmeal raisin cookie with a hint of cinnamon

Yield: 1 dozen large cookies

Ingredients:

1/2 cup (1 stick, 4 oz, or 115 grams) butter, at room temp
2/3 cup (125 grams) light brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup (95 grams) flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
1 1/2 cups (120 grams) rolled oats
3/4 cup (120 grams) raisins
1/2 cup (65 grams) walnuts, chopped (optional)

Directions:

Cream butter, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla in a large bowl.

In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

Stir dry ingredients into butte/sugar mixture. Stir in the oats, raisins, and walnuts.

Chill the dough for an hour, up to overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degF. Using a large muffin scoop, portion dough onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat. Roll dough with your hand and flatten a little bit.

Bake for 13-15 minutes or until the edges are golden, but the centers look a bit underdone. Overbaking them will result in less chewy cookies.

Recipe from Smitten Kitchen

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25 Responses to “Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies”

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    Liz — February 14, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Thank you for the nice recipe. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your family.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — March 5, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Oh yum, I adore thick chewy oatmeal cookies :) these look like perfection!

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    kayla — May 11, 2014 at 7:54 am

    “2 dozen large cookies” my butt! i followed this recipe and got 16 cookies the size of my 17 month old’s fist :( they’re kinda bland, not a big fan. i’ve had much better!

    • beantownbaker — May 12th, 2014 @ 4:56 pm

      Sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy this recipe :(

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    Denise — May 30, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Making my second batch of these delicious cookies. The best Oatmeal/Raisin cookie recipe I’ve tried. Thank you!

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:06 pm

      So glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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    Bella Z — May 31, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    These were fantastic. I only got about ten cookies from the batch so I made sure to double it the next time. Everyone loved them. :-)

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:08 pm

      Glad you liked these :) I have updated the recipe to reflect the yield change.

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    Jenn — June 11, 2014 at 8:25 am

    The cookies were thick, moist and chewy. This is an awesome recipe! Definitely doubling the recipe and adding some m&m’s next time. My family loved them, thanks!

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:12 pm

      Adding M&Ms is a great idea! I’m going to have to do that next time myself.

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    dixie — August 9, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Just made my 4th batch! And I must say, I’m a great big fan of oatmeal raisin cookies and these were perfection!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:29 pm

      Wow, 4 batches! That’s awesome. Glad you have enjoyed them.

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    Garmtz — August 10, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    While it only yielded 17 cookies for me, they were chewy and yummy! Will be baking more soon! :)

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:29 pm

      So glad you enjoyed them.

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    Jacquoline — August 22, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Thank you for the recipe!

    I bake your cookies for our homeless clients at our “lunch club”. I can honestly say that a batch of 24 disappears within 5 – 7 minutes flat. ;)

    Definitely the best oatmeal cookie recipe I’ve ever tried.

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:31 pm

      So glad these are a hit for you!

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    Pam — August 28, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Made these last night. Still chewy in a ziploc today. These are the biggest, softest homemade cookies oatmeal cookies ever. I doubled and got 28 fist size cookies. I like mine with extra flavor, so I doubled the cinnamon and vanilla and added a few dashes of pumpkin pie spice. I also substituted dried cherries for raisins Delicious and a smidge tart. If you want your family and friends to question whether you actually made these or bought them in a bakery, this is the recipe for you!! Thanks beantownbaker!

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:32 pm

      So glad you enjoyed these cookies!

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    Naomi — August 29, 2014 at 10:10 am

    I loved this recipe. If they didn’t turn out well, you didn’t do it right! However, the measurements only made 8 large cookies. But they were chewy and delicious so I’m just going to try doubling the mixture :)

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:32 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it. I’ve updated the yield in the recipe.

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    Becky — October 22, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Three words: Yum, yum, yum! I’m not a fan of oatmeal raisin cookies, but I made them because my boyfriend likes them. I’ve been converted! Thanks for the recipe.

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    Sati — November 8, 2014 at 12:33 am

    I am always looking for different oatmeal raisin cookie recipes and really enjoyed this one! My husband said yummmy too while eating them. I will definitely save this recipe for future use. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    Melissa — November 9, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Just made a double batch of these. They TASTE amazing, but are flat as pancakes. Does anyone know what I’ve done wrong??

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    Tiffany — November 12, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Followed the recipe and While these tasted great they came out a lil dry not too sure why ??? I will try again

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    jenn — November 23, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    How many calories per cookie?

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