How to Make Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

by Livy 7117

If you aren't a fan of crispy, thin oatmeal cookies, try these! They are soft, thick and easy to make!


  • 1 Cup Unsalted butter
  • 2 Cups Large egg
  • 1 Cup Brown sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • ½ Cups Granulated sugar
  • 1 ¼ Teaspoons Cinnamon
  • ½ Teaspoons Nutmeg
  • 3 Cups Rolled oats
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 ½ Cups Raisins
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking soda
  • ½ Teaspoons Salt
  • 2 Mixing bowls
  • 1 Electric mixer
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Gather your ingredients.

    Step 2

    Measure out packed brown sugar, granulated sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl.

    Step 3

    Cream together butter and sugars with an electric mixer.

    Step 4

    It should look something like this^

    Step 5

    Now, add the egg and vanilla and combine.

    Step 6

    In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, oats, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.

    Step 7

    Mix together.

    Step 8

    Stir dry ingredients into wet mixture.

    Step 9

    Step 10

    Fold in your raisins.

    Step 11

    If you're like me and you aren't worried about salmonella, feel free to taste test at this point ;)

    Step 12

    Okay, now this is probably the hardest part. Refrigerate your dough for at least 30 mins. This allows the cookies to be thick and puffy, and lets the flavors sink in.

    Step 13

    After about 30 mins, remove your dough from the refrigerator and preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

    Step 14

    Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll dough into whatever size balls you want and put them in the preheated oven. Sorry I forgot a pic!

    Step 15

    Remove from oven after about 8-10 mins, or longer depending on the size of your cookies. They should be a light golden brown on the edges and slightly under baked.

    Step 16

    Let them sit for 5 mins on cookie sheets, then transfer to a wire cooling rack.

    Step 17

    Enjoy! Cookies can be stored in an airtight container...if you have any leftovers! :)