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Thick, Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

5 from 10 reviews

These cookies are crispy at the edges and thick and chewy in the centers. They’re loaded with old fashioned oats and raisins, making a hearty and rustic cookie. They don’t spread much during baking, so flatten them a bit before popping them into the oven.

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 13 min
  • Total Time: 28 minutes

Yield: 24 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 16 TB unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins

Simple Icing:

  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 23 TB milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350F with rack on lower middle position. Line baking sheets with parchment and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, whisk flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg to fully incorporate.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment set to medium speed, beat together the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time and mix until combined. Reduce speed to low and add dry ingredients, beating just until combined – don’t over mix. Gently mix in the oats and raisins just until combined.
  4. Roll dough into 2 TB sized balls and place 2 inches apart on lined baking sheets. Gently flatten each ball into a disk shape. Bake 13-15 minutes or just until edges are golden. Cookies will seem a bit under, but they will set upon cooling.
  5. Simple Icing: Combine powdered sugar with 2 TB milk, adding a bit more milk as needed for a thick drizzle consistency. Either drizzle onto cooled cookies with a fork, or use a rubber spatula to transfer icing to a Ziploc baggie with a tiny hole snipped out of one corner. Pipe onto cookies as desired.


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  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 205
  • Sugar: 16.5 g
  • Sodium: 58.2 mg
  • Fat: 8.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.6 g
  • Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 35.9 mg
  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: oatmeal raisin cookies, oatmeal cookies