The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


Hands down, these are the best oatmeal raisin cookies I’ve ever eaten. Of course if you don’t like raisins, you can mix in another type of dried fruit – cranberries, dates, blueberries – the possibilities are endless!


Prep Time: 10 minutes | Bake Time: 15 minutes
    • 1 ½ cups brown sugar, packed
    • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
    • 2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 large egg
    • 2 cups old fashioned oats
    • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour (or a mix of half wheat and half white)
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 3 TBS flaxseed (optional)
    • 2 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 cup raisins, or other dried fruit
    • 1 cup chopped walnuts, or other nuts

1. Preheat oven to 350°F

2. In a large bowl, mix softened butter with the sugar until well mixed. Beat in the egg and vanilla until light and fluffy (you can use a hand mixer for this part but I just used a wooden spoon).

3. In a small bowl, mix all the dry ingredients (flour, oatmeal, baking soda).

4. Add 1/2 of dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Stir slightly. Add the rest of the dry ingredients. Stir slightly. Add the raisins (and walnuts) and finish mixing.

5. Spoon dough onto a greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake 10-15 minutes, until golden brown. Cool slightly and remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Let cool a few more minutes before eating to let the egg set (otherwise they fall apart).

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 So gooey and perfectly sweet!


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