Copycat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Copycat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Soft and chewy, these old fashioned copycat oatmeal raisin cookies are better than what you get at McDonald’s, Panera or Subway.

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As good as from any bakery and better than what you get at a fast food chain, these oatmeal raisin cookies are soft, moist and chewy. The perfect texture!

I’ve made oatmeal raisin cookies plenty of times. Over the years they have turned out too crispy, flat or dry. A cookie no one wants to eat. A cookie that ends up in the trash.

Was the butter too soft? Did I forget an ingredient? Did I beat the dough too long?

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It’s taken trial and error but I know I have perfected this recipe. The results are cookies that are soft and moist in the center with crispy edges.

Like what grandma used to make. Remember those?

With each bite you’ll taste hints of cinnamon and vanilla, juicy raisins and chewy, nutty oats.

Patience in the kitchen is a must.

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Follow my tips for perfect cookies:

  • Use old fashioned oats. Stay away from steel and the quick variety.

  • Use fresh raisins. If the box in the pantry has been there a while, get a new box. It makes a difference once out of the oven.

  • Do not over mix. If you beat the batter you will end up with a tough cookie. Combine the wet and dry ingredients until just mixed.

  • Some recipes call for baking soda while others call for baking powder. I use both because a little baking powder gives these cookies the lift they need to be perfect.

  • Use unsalted butter.

  • Let your eggs come to room temperature along side the butter while it’s softening.

  • If the dough is too sticky, chill the batter for an hour so it’s easier to handle.

Even though the holiday season is behind us, these oatmeal raisin cookies make the perfect classic Christmas cookie. Dress them up if you’d like with a confectioner’s glaze. Even Santa can’t turn down these sweet treats.

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5 from 2 votes

Copycat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Soft and chewy, these old fashioned copycat oatmeal raisin cookies are better than what you get at McDonald’s, Panera or Subway.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time11 mins
Total Time26 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Oarmeal Raisin Cookies
Servings: 4 dozen
Author: Ali Randall

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1 cup raisins

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Cream the butter and sugars until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla and blend until creamy.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt and mix well.
  • Stir the flour mixture into the creamed mixture on low only until blended. Add in the oats and raisins until just combined. Do not over blend.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the parchment lined baking sheets. Bake for 11 minutes on the center rack. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow to cool for two minutes before transferring to cooling racks.

 


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16 thoughts on “Copycat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies”

  • Looks like all your persistence has paid off! These Oatmeal Raisin Cookies look absolutely wonderful.

  • Thanks to all your tips, I’m sure I can make these cookies now! These are my favorites!

  • Everyone needs a recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies in their back pocket. Thanks for sharing!

  • 5 stars
    I just finished making these and they’re absolutely delicious! I added an extra 1/4 tsp of cinnamon because my family prefers that. I also only had quick oats on hand but the cookies are still wonderful. Thanks for a great recipe!

    • I’m so glad to hear these cookies turned out delicious. I always make a double batch because they disappear quickly. Thanks for your kind words. 🙂

  • Can you give me an advice. I want to make this but, is it okay if i reduce the amount of sugar? Is two cups not too sweet for it? Can i use just half of the amount of sugar? Like 1/2 cup white sugar and 3/4 cup brown sugar? Thank you.

    • Hi Elle. Keep in mind this recipe makes four dozen cookies. You could make half the recipe or you could reduce the amount of sugar to 1/2 cup white, 3/4 cup brown sugar and add a half cup of applesauce to cut down on sugar. Let me know how it turns out. ?

  • 5 stars
    These are A-making! Thank you! This is my go to Oatmeal Raisin Cookie now! Anyone reading the comments for feed back…. try it! I used the crisco butter sticks cuz I can’t have dairy. But that is the only thing I changed . Excellent recipe.

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