Today I am going to introduce you to the best oatmeal raisin cookies in the world. I know, that is a pretty serious statement. So far, no one has been able to argue it, or prove me wrong! They are soft, moist, chewy little parties in your mouth! Most of my friends have this recipe and it is THEIR go-to oatmeal recipe. Many make it on a regular basis.
My husband’s favorite cookie is oatmeal raisin. He didn’t approve of the recipe I have been using for the last ten years! So, at the beginning of last year we started a hunt for the ULTIMATE oatmeal raisin cookie. After all, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, right? I tried one oatmeal recipe after another. Some were basic, like the ones straight off the container of oats. Others were a little more wacky, using ingredients that should never be put in oatmeal cookies! We tried one recipe while we had friends over for dinner…six people ate those cookies and would not eat more than one bite. Some even spit the first bite out! Good thing they were GREAT friends!
So we kept at, combining different recipes, adding and taking ingredients away, and we finally did it! Simple ingredients, simple directions, and very simple to remember. We made minor tweaks for a while, but we have kept the recipe the same for several years now. It is the only recipe I have memorized in my life, I have baked them so many times!
Without further ado, here they are, the best Darn Oatmeal Raisin Cookies in the World! Try them! I promise you will not be disappointed!
Best Darn Oatmeal Raisin Cookies in the World!
- 2 c. flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 c. unsalted butter, softened
- 1 c. granulated sugar
- 1 c. dark brown sugar packed (I have also used light brown sugar and not noticed a difference)
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1.5 c. raisins (craisins are good too)
- 3 c. rolled oats (not instant)
- Cream white sugar and softened butter in mixer.
- Add brown sugar and eggs, mix.
- Add dry ingredients (I put them all in the mixer at the same time and then mix): flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and mix until blended.
- Add vanilla and mix.
- Add raisins, mix.
- Add oats, mix.
- Drop by rounded scoops (I use a 3 tablespoon scoop) onto a sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake at 350 for 11-13 minutes.
- Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for two minutes, then move to a rack to cool completely.