Thursday, January 5, 2012

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Soft and chewy oatmeal cookies filled with the perfect amount of raisins are one of my all time favorite cookies. I've been making this recipe for years and it's one of the most popular cookie recipes I make. The dough freezes well, as do the cookies, so I frequently double or triple the recipe to have it on hand all the time.

I was sick over the holidays this year and I was craving oatmeal cookies, but I didn't have any in the freezer. Sean made these for me and they turned out perfectly. (Baking is not his thing at all, so having an easy and reliable recipe helps!) I even hid a few in the freezer, just for snacking on with my coffee over the next week.

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
(printable recipe)

3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/3 cups raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, beat the butter until smooth and almost fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the sugars and continue beating until the mixture is light and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth again.

In a separate bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients except the raisins. Gradually add this mixture to the wet ingredients, half at a time. Stir until fully combined. Add the raisins and stir well.

Using a medium size scoop or a rounded tablespoon, drop the dough onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Bake for 8-9 minutes. Remove from the oven before the cookies are browned and when they still look soft in the center. Let them cool on the same tray for 5-10 minutes; this will allow them to finish baking without overcooking. Enjoy!

25 comments:

  1. I love oatmeal raisin cookies - one of my favorites! That is awesome that your husband made them for you :)

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  2. Aaawwwhhhh.. that is so sweet! They look fantastic, he did a great job!

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  3. These look delicious! I love the plate too.

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  4. Lots of oats and raisins - sounds excellent for sure. You should pretend to be sick often to see what other hidden culinary talents your husband has:)

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  5. Every once and a while I crave these, but I'm the only one who will eat them.

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  6. The cookies look great... You have a very loving husband... :)
    Happy New Year dear!

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  7. Mm, yum! I bet you could cram a few chocolate chips in there too. =)

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  8. You're lucky to have such a loving hubby and one who can bake as well!

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  9. Well he did a great job - these look wonderful, hope you're fully recovered
    Mary x

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  10. What a great guy! Sorry you don't feel good. Welcome back - we missed you!

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  11. Looks like someone may take over your blog business ;) I love oatmeal cookies!

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  12. What a sweetie! Hope you are feeling better...I'm sure these helped.

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  13. Oatmeal raisins are my favorite cookie out there! I would be stashing some in the freezer too!

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  14. What a lovely man :) Did he photograph them too?? Now THAT would be something ;)

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  15. What a nice guy to make you cookies! They look amazing...I LOVE oatmeal raisin cookies! So good!

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  16. What a nice man you have. The cookies look delicious.

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  17. Oatmeal cookies always make me feel better! Hope you're fully recovered.

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  18. Aww, what a nice hubby to make you cookies. And these look so good. I love oatmeal cookies! Hope you are feeling better...I have had a sinus infection this week and it's not fun being sick.

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  19. Im out of rasins wonder if I coukd use crasins

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  20. I make them with craisins all the time. I like them both ways!

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    1. Craisins would be lovely with these

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  21. Heading to my kitchen to make them now.

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  22. My favourite too. These are the only cookies I ever eat. Your's look yummy.

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  23. I made these oatmeal cookies and they are wonderful. Thanks, Mary

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