If you are looking for a delicious and simple cookie recipe look no more! These Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies are these ones! I’ve been playing around with recipes for these cookies for a while. Sometimes I add more, or less and I always go back to these exact ones. They are so soft and chewy, they make the perfect cookie. I know a lot of people use rolled oats or even quick oats for their cookies but I really prefer Large Flaked Oats for mine, and they really work for this! My kids don’t like raisins. Not a single one of them so I knew making them this weekend would be perfect because none of them would touch them and I’d have a little treat for myself. I guess I’ve learned a new trick for making treats that I don’t want to share – just add raisins! Growing up oatmeal cookies were my favorite. My mom would make some with raisins and I loved them. I don’t normally eat raisins without being in a delicious cookie but I’m sure my tastes have changed and I could do them without being in a cookie but why? They are so good in this recipe.
Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1/2 cup margarine or butter
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup flour
- 2 cups large flaked oats
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup raisins
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and cover cookie sheet with cooking spray, parchment paper or silicone baking mat
2. In a small bowl add raisins and 1/2 cup hot water. set aside for 5-8 minutes. Drain water, and pat dry raisins making sure to really dry them.
3. In a medium bowl cream together brown sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla
4. In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, raisins, and chocolate chips. Mix in oats.
5. Add the dry flour mixture into wet mixture and mix well.
6. Using a tablespoon (or your hands) scoop mix into balls and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 11-13 minutes or until edges turn light brown but the inside is still soft. Remove from heat and let cool on sheet or baking rack.
7. Store in a sealed air-tight container for up to a week.
These cookies are absolutely perfect. They scream fall to me and don’t last long in my house. They are perfect served warm with milk, or even cooled with milk. Either way, make sure you include some milk because they are a dreamy combo. Not many recipes bring me back to childhood but this is one of them. I miss my mom’s baking and her delicious oatmeal raisin cookies. These are really close to them though and they are just too good not to share (except with my kids, these I am not sharing)