Today's post is on the best oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookies. These cookies can be made effortlessly and are delicious treats. Having oatmeal and raisin as ingredients in cookies is an added perk as they are healthy. Undoubtedly it is a great way to get kids and picky eaters to get good, nutritional stuff in their diets.
I was first introduced to these giant cookies at work in Redwood Shores, California. We had a bakery in one of the buildings, building 300 (pictures) which is very popular and used to open up late afternoon. There used to be a long queue for coffee and desserts. My favorites were the cookies, scones, and brownies. Even though they were a little pricey, they were super delicious! To bake those giant oatmeal cookies was always on my to-do list but never got a chance with a hectic life.
Now that blogging has taken a priority, finding and trying new recipes for my blog is an added bonus. While I was on the lookout for the recipe for the best oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookie, there were so many to choose from! They all seemed very simple and straightforward. Many of them used instant oatmeal and some others used old-fashioned oats. I love the texture of the old-fashioned oats in the cookies. It gives a nice bite and is chewy. After looking around and mixing and matching some of the ingredients, I narrowed it down to this recipe which uses dark brown sugar and cinnamon.
How to make the best oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookies?
This is one of the simplest cookies to make. Firstly, cream the butter and sugar. Add eggs one by one. Later add the dry ingredients which include flour, oats, baking soda, and cinnamon. I used the old-fashioned oats as mentioned earlier. You can very well use instant oats if you like. The addition of chocolate chips to the cookies is optional. Personally, I do not like too many raisins in my cookie so I added only ½ a cup but you can add another 1.5 cups if you like. I also added walnuts to get a nice crunchy bite. You can add or leave out any of these, it's all one's personal choice.
It is better if the batter sits in the refrigerator for a while so the old-fashioned oats soak in the batter. If you bake immediately, it may spread a little more and you get large-sized giant cookies. When you bake the cookies from the refrigerated batter, you will find that they do not spread as much and are more chewy and soft. I made one batch immediately and another after 3 to 4 hours of refrigeration. They are both very delicious.
Useful Tips for making the Cookies
Keep the butter and eggs at room temperature before making the batter. You can adjust the chocolate chips, raisins, and walnuts in the cookies as per your liking. The black raisins are normally preferred in this recipe.
As mentioned previously, refrigerating the batter will soften the old-fashioned oats and will give a better texture to the cookies. You can bake it after 3 to 4 hours of refrigeration or even after 1 or 2 days. I have not tried freezing the batter to use later. Like with other cookie batters, if frozen, one should thaw the cookie batter to room temperature and then when possible scoop and bake.
Ensure not to overbake the cookies, else you will end up with hard cookies and not get the soft and chewy texture. It may look a little undone in the center, but as long as the sides are browned they can be taken out. The rest of the baking happens when they are cooling on the baking sheet and later on the wire rack.
A delicious cookie made with old fashion oats , raisins,chocolate chips and cinnamon
- 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- ½ cup walnuts chopped
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- ½ cups raisins add another one and half cups if you like
- 1 cup butter room temperature
- 1.5 cups dark brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
Pre-heat oven to 350 deg F.
Line cookie tray with parchment paper.
Cream butter and sugar in a stand mixer at medium speed for about 2 to 3 minutes till it gets fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time and vanilla and incorporate.
Whisk all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.
Add the whisked contents to the butter ,sugar and egg mixture slowly after reducing speed until well combined.
Next add in oats , raisins, chocolate chips, nuts until they are all mixed well.
Chill the dough for 2 to 3 ours or overnight
Using a medium sized cookie scoop , portion out the dough and place on the baking sheet .
Bake for 9 to 11 minutes until golden around edges. Take care not to over bake .Let it stay on the baking sheet for 3 minutes.Transfer to cooling rack.
These cookies are great accompaniments to your coffee and tea. They brought back good old memories of the evening coffee break at work with my colleagues. I also feel so glad that I can make them on my own and they almost taste like the original :). I would love to hear in the comments below if you try baking them. Thank you for reading and have a good day!
Oatmeal raisin cookies are my favourite! Yours look absolutely delicious.
Thank you so much!
Torn! I love choloate chips but not so much for the raisins! HAHA! But this one looks nice so I'll try I guess!
I can relate to that as well - not being a fan of raisins as much, you can reduce the quantity and try it out! Thank you for stopping by.
These look delicious. I haven't made cookies in a while. Maybe I could try these.
Wonderful, hope you enjoy these delicious treats!
These look so yummy and one of my favorite cookie flavors are actually oatmeal raisin. I haven’t tried oatmeal raisin with chocolate chips perhaps this weekend calls for baking!
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Oatmeal raisin cookies with chocolate chips is a nice change from the usual. Pretty sure you will like it !
Wow!! These definitely look scrumptious. I wonder if having chocolate chips, raisins, and sugar in the cookies makes it too sweet. I'd probably try and make it with unsweetened chocolate chips.
The extra additions like chocolate chips and raisins can be adjusted to your preference .Since we use brown sugar in this recipe, it is not overly sweet. Glad you liked it and Thanks for the comments!
I love oatmeal raisin cookies. Actually, it's been a while since I had one since our bakery temporarily closed due to the pandemic. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Will try to make one myself.
Hope you will try this recipe, it is quite easy to make and tastes just like the bakery ones!
looks delicious! I love oatmeal cookies, it is definitely my favourite cookie.chocolate chip makes it great to share with friends too
Thank you so much for the wonderful comment!
Looks tasty! These would be great as an after dinner treat or for a warm comforting snack! 🙂
Yes rightly said they make a perfect after dinner treat and a nice snack! Thank you 🙂
These cookies looks so yummy to eat. I will try to make this cookies sometime.
Wonderful, would love to hear your feedback if you try. Thank you so much!
Seems like a simple and detailed recipe. I would love to try this recipe out. My son love choco chip cookies and cookies with raisin will be yummy.
Thank you so much ! This cookie is usually loved by kids as it has chocolate chip in it as well .Nice way to introduce them to oatmeal raisin cookies .
This is one of my favorite cookies, giving your recipe a try and I do like the tip to refrigerate that batter before baking.
Thank you so much Jere, appreciate it!
I love a good chewy oatmeal cookie and this one looks worth trying. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much for the wonderful comment Deborah!
Thanks for the recipe. Always wanted to try oats cookies at home.
Wonderful hope you will try these . Thank you for stopping by!
Wow these oatmeal cookies sound delicious. I love oatmeal cookies, cookies with raisins and with chocolate chips. I'm sure these could be my favourite cookies ever!
Wonderful to hear that Jacqui, oatmeal cookies sure are the best ! Thank you so much for the comments.
The oatmeal cookies look delish. I love the addition of raisins in it.
Thank you so much Lathiya! Yes raisins make the cookies healthy as well.
I will try this menu. I have one but not quite happy about it. I want it gooey and tasty.
Thank you and hope you like it !
I think that you need to look over your instructions one more time and the ingredients. I am making these cookies now and you forgot to mention went to add eggs and vanilla and directions as well as how much salt is needed in the ingredients. I already added my oats before I realized I never added egg and vanilla. Hoping they still turn out as wonderful as everyone else says.
I have corrected the instructions now and added the missing step, sorry about that. Thanks for letting me know.
Great recipe! I love that you use dark brown sugar. It adds a richness to the cookies. I made a big batch of these to take to a friend who has four kids. Came out great. I did not refrigerate the dough because I was short on time but let it stand a while at room temp so that the oats absorbed some of the liquid and got softer.
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback. Glad to hear it turned out great. Yes you can bake these cookies without refrigeration as well , we like it both ways at our home.