Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

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!

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

Yield: 36 cookies

Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

Total Time 13 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
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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  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Cream butter then add sugars and mix until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla.
  3. Mix until well-combined. Add flour, oats, sea salt, and baking soda to butter mixture.
  4. 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.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch

Robyn xo

Originally published February 2014.  Republished May 2015.

32 comments on “Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe”

  1. Nice recipe. Thank you Robyn. Have a Great Week!

  2. I can’t wait to try these cookies. I love oatmeal raisin cookies. Thanks Robyn for the recipe. I love your site.

  3. Soft oatmeal cookies sound so good……can’t wait to make these! Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Made these this morning to share with friends at cards today! Hard to just eat one or two. Enjoy all your recipes.

  5. After trying your chocolate cake recipe , I will BELIEVE anything you say about what is really good!
    Can’t wait to make these today;))

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  7. Good cookies! Mine were a little more spread out than yours in the picture, but we still enjoyed them very much. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  8. Hey Robyn, These cookies look absolutely delicious. I have already tried two of your recipes which were fantastic! So want to try this one as well.Can I use baking power instead of baking soda?

  9. I’m sorry I mean baking powder!

  10. Can I use regular oats?

  11. Wish I had a tin full! Pinned it!!

  12. I prefer my oatmeal cookies with lots of oats, could this recipe be adapted and use more oats without adjusting other ingredients?

  13. i boil my raisins for about a minute and drain them before putting them in the dough. Plumps them and keeps them soft.

  14. I love oatmeal raisin cookies but like a softer cookie and this sounds perfect. I am in the process of moving but will try them as soon as I get settled.

  15. What size did you drop these?

  16. there are few ovens in japan. could these cookies be made by microwave? and if yes, what strength and for how long? thanks in advance for a great recipe.

  17. Can I use regular oats instead of the quick oats?

  18. These cookies are AMAZING!! I added an extra egg yoke for extra chewiness. Hard not to eat them all!

  19. Is it really 1 T of vanilla or did you mean 1 tsp. It seems like a lot.

  20. Can I omit the sea salt totally or replace with normal salt?

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  22. 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.

  23. 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!!!

  24. 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!

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

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