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Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies make a new twist on an old classic cookie recipe. Get this delicious soft oatmeal raisin cookies recipe you are sure to love.

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I love oatmeal raisin cookies. I mean, LOVE them. So, the other day I decided to try my hand at making another variety for a perfectly soft oatmeal raisin cookies.

Oh my goodness gracious, y’all! These cookies!

I have to tell you, they are different from any other soft oatmeal raisin cookie I’ve ever had. They are so delicious and addictive, soft and chewy, and absolutely one of my new favorite cookies ever. Seriously.

I played around with the recipe to make sure the texture was just perfect and would result in a nice, soft, chewy oatmeal raisin cookie that was a bit different from any other I’ve ever made, or eaten for that matter.

It was interesting to watch the plate of cookies disappear. First, it was piled high with cookies and then, every time I would pass by them, they were dwindling two by two. Now, I’m not confessing to being the only one grabbing a few each time. I feel certain I must have had help in that department. Surely.

I will say that next time I make them, I better have the foresight to pack most of them up and deliver to friends or send with Little Buddy to Scouts or youth. Otherwise, I’ll be questioning myself even more! Ha!

Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe |

Anyway, here’s my Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe. I hope you love them as much as I do.

5 from 4 votes

Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

Dessert 13 mins

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Servings 36 cookies
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies make a new twist on an old classic cookie recipe. Get this delicious soft oatmeal raisin cookies recipe you are sure to love.


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins


  • Preheat oven to 350º F.
  • Cream butter then add sugars and mix until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla.
  • Mix until well-combined. Add flour, oats, sea salt, and baking soda to butter mixture.
  • Mix well and then stir in raisins. Scoop dough onto a cookie sheet spacing well apart to allow room for the cookie to spread lightly. Bake for about 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 171IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

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Originally published February 2014. Republished May 2015.

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Robyn Stone is a wife, mom, blogger, recipe developer, and cookbook author. Welcome to Add a Pinch where I share thousands of delicious, tested and perfected easy recipes that the whole family will love.

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Recipe Review


  1. Everyone loved these. They stayed soft and chewy. I did add a tsp of cinnamon to the batter and I’m also going to try them with butterscotch chips instead of raisins.

  2. Your cookies were amazing. Made 1/2 batch for 3 ppl, uses 1/4 teaspoon baking soda and steel cut quick oats (bought the wrong kind) and they were so good.. I was worried because the batter looked too dry but they came out good. Cooking time was more like 12 minutes. Thank you!!!

  3. Made these cookies this holiday season and OMG! They are the best oatmeal cookies ever! I love all your recipes – you are my go-to! These certainly did not disappoint!

  4. Best oatmeal cookie I ever made. Really tasteful and soft. I am not very good at making soft cookies that people can eat.

  5. 5 stars
    These are delicious!  I have tried several oatmeal raisin cookie recipes and this one is a keeper!  Soft but a nice texture.  I had to bake them 10 minutes because at 8 minutes they were like dough in the middle.  Excellent cookies!

  6. Th is is the very first time I made oatmeal cookies that turned out! These are wonderful! Thank You for sharing.

    1. I’m sorry, Mona, I have never had the dough be dry. Could you have used regular oats instead of the quick cooking ones. Regular oats would make this dough very dry and crumbly.

  7. 5 stars
    I made these for my oatmeal cookie loving husband and he gave them a solid 5 stars. Absolutely delicious. This will be my go to recipe for cookies.

  8. 5 stars
    Loved these cookies. Best oatmeal raisin cookies ever! I cooked them for 10 minutes. I’ve made them 3 times and they have always turned out good.

  9. These were excellent! I don’t suppose you can share what size scoop you use to put the dough on the cookie sheet? Because I ended up with way less than 36 cookies… still good, though!

    1. Che, I use the Oxo small scoop which holds about a tablespoon of dough. Hope this helps.

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