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thick and chewy oatmeal raisin cookies // cait's plate

thick and chewy oatmeal raisin cookies

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 22 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies (depending on the size you roll them) 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking


these thick and chewy oatmeal raisin cookies are easy to pull together and bursting with flavor!  a total crowd pleaser no matter who you’re serving.


  • 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour (all-purpose works well here too)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 16 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature (or softened)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment or silpat (these are my favorites, I never bake without them!)
  2. In a medium mixing bowl combine flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg
  3. Into a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, add butter and sugars and cream until soft (about 2 minutes).
  4. Add in eggs, 1 at a time allowing about 20 seconds of beating to occur before adding the next
  5. Slowly add wet to dry ingredients and beat until just combined (it’s okay if there’s some flour patches here and there, you’ll be doing a little more mixing in a minute)
  6. Add in the oats and the raisins and fold or beat gently until well-distributed throughout the batter
  7. Using a cookie scoop, scoop 2 large scoops (about 2 tablespoons) of dough into your hand and roll into a ball.  Place onto the prepared baking sheet leaving about 2 inches between each to prevent the cookies spreading into each other.
  8. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until bottoms just begin to brown.  Allow to cool for 3 minutes on a baking sheet then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.


  • Recipe adapted from Cook’s Illustrated
  • Cookies will last in an airtight bag or container on the counter for 2-3 days.  Freeze in an airtight bag or container for up to 2 months.

Keywords: baking, cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, raisins, oatmeal, dessert

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