The chewiest, tastiest, and easiest oatmeal cookies ever!
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No cookie you can buy at the store compares to the flavor and chewy texture of a warm homemade Oatmeal cookie. The recipe for my Best-Ever Oatmeal Cookies makes the tastiest oatmeal cookies, featuring toasty rolled oats, chewy plump raisins, and a sweet cinnamon-y center.
Made in one bowl by hand and baked in only 10 minutes, these cookies aren’t just my Best-Ever Oatmeal Cookies because of the flavor, but also because of the ease. I don’t know of a better, or more satisfying, cookie!
What are the ingredients for oatmeal cookies?
I don’t know about you, but oats are a staple in my cupboard.
These oatmeal cookies have loads of rolled oat, sweet raisins, and the rest are the usual suspects. To make these cookies I combine flour and cinnamon, which give the cookie a lovely hint of warmth and spice. Then, I cream together butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. I add the flour and cinnamon mixture to the fluffy butter and sugar then fold in the oats and raisins.
This one-bowl-wonder perfectly balances flavor and texture, which is really what makes it the Best-Ever Oatmeal Cookies. The oats and raisins are crunchy and chewy while the brown and white sugar add depth of flavor. All of these components create irresistibly chewy oatmeal raisin cookies.
Are oatmeal cookies good for you?
These cookies have an added bonus: My Best-Ever Oatmeal Cookies are packed with a cup and a half of oats and only 3/4 cup of flour.
Oats are one of my favorite ways of getting in some stick-to-your-ribs nutrition. Oats are full of healthy fiber and keep you fuller longer. Sweet raisins, instead of chocolate chips, mean no extra added sugar or fats. The combination of these two ingredients not only gives these chewy cookies their signature flavor, but bump these oatmeal raisin cookies into a healthier territory.
What makes a cookie chewy?
What gives these cookies their extra chew, besides the obvious rolled oats and raisins, is the combination of white and brown sugar.
When creamed with the butter the white sugar adds crunch to the outside of the cookie as it caramelizes super fast. The brown sugar has more moisture, and that molasses flavor, which when combined with white sugar creates the chewiest bite at the cookie’s center.
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Chewy, tasty, and healthier than a lot of other options, my Best-Ever Oatmeal Cookies will knock your socks off!
- 1/2 cup (4oz/115g) butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup (4oz/115g) sugar
- 1/2 cup (3oz/85g) brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg*
- 3/4 cup (3 3/4oz/105g) all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups (4 1/12oz/128g) rolled oats
- 2/3 cup (3 1/3oz/94g) raisins
Pre-heat your oven to 375oF (190oC). Then line to large cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In a medium bowl combine the dry ingredients, apart from the sugars. Set aside.
In a large bowl cream together the butter, white and brown sugar. Once light and fluffy add the egg and the vanilla and whip until combined
Add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix with a spatula until the flour has just absorbed, do not over mix.
Lastly, fold in the oats and the raisins.
using a tablespoon measure scoop heaped tablespoons of the cookie dough onto your lined cookie sheet, leaving about 1 1/2 to 2 inches between the cookies.
Bake for about 9-10 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown and slightly risen. Don't be tempted to bake for longer or you will loose the gooey center.
Allow the cookies to cool slightly before transferring on to a wire rack to cool fully. Enjoy!
Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days at room temperature.
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This dough also freezes really well for up to 3 months. Scoop it and freeze in balls so you can just take them out, defrost, and bake! 🙂
*Don't eat eggs? Use my egg substitute chart for cookies!
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