Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I love good old-fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.  I don’t make as many cookies as I used to when our sons were young and living in our home, but every now and then, a good cookie is a perfect little munchie to snack on!  These Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are some of my faves. Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
I’ve seen a lot of “updated” recipes over the years for this simple cookie (with versions using egg whites, applesauce, bananas, artificial sugar or agave, etc.), but I find we still like the old-fashioned version for these cookies the best!

I started making these cookies over 30 years ago when I tried a recipe that was printed on a container of oatmeal (I think it was a name brand, but I really don’t remember). We liked these so much, I’ve been using the same old recipe I printed on a 3×5 card ever since then (and that’s a long time!). The recipe is simple, and makes about 4 dozen of these delicious cookies. Hope you enjoy them, too!

Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
23 mins
This traditional recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies is easy to prepare, delicious, and makes 4 dozen.
Category: Cookies
Servings: 4 dozen
Author: JB at The Grateful Girl Cooks!
  • 1 cube + 6 Tablespoons butter , softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar , packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats , uncooked
  • 1 cup raisins
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, using electric beaters, mix together the softened butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add the eggs and the vanilla extract to the butter mixture.
  4. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Once combined, add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Mix well, to combine.
  5. Stir in the oats and the raisins. Mix all ingredients well, until thoroughly combined.
  6. Drop the cookie dough by rounded Tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet, leaving about an inch between cookies.
  7. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes, or until light brown. Remove cookies from oven, but leave on cookie sheet for 1 minute to slightly cool, then remove cookies to a wire rack to completely cool.
  8. Store cookies in a covered container. Enjoy!





2 Comments on Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

  1. Tonya
    April 25, 2017 at 7:00 PM (11 months ago)

    Thank you for sharing such an awesome recipe that has stood a test of time and other recipes. How much is cube of butter? 1/2 cup? Thank you for your time and reply!

    • jb
      April 26, 2017 at 8:37 AM (11 months ago)

      Yes, Tonya. Once cube of butter is equal to 1/2 cup. Have a great day.


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