The BEST Bakery-Style Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe – crispy edges with soft and chewy centers, these easy oatmeal cookies made with simple ingredients are thick, loaded with oats and raisins, with a hint of cinnamon.
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:45 minutes
Yield:14 cookies 1x
1/2 cup (113 g) butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cup (275 g) brown sugar (light or dark)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tbsp (15 g) milk
1 1/2 cup (187 g) all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (80 g) quick-cooking oats
1 cup (80 g) old fashioned oats
3/4 cup (120 g) raisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Optional: Spread oats on a baking sheet and toast for 10 minutes. Set aside.
In the bowl of stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large mixing bowl using a hand mixer, beat butter and brown sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes.
Add egg and vanilla extract and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and milk to butter mixture. Mix on medium/low speed until a dough forms.
Add oats to mixture and mix on low speed until evenly incorporated. Add raisins to the cookie dough and mix until combined.
Use a cookie scoop to drop dough (about 2 ounces) onto prepared baking sheets. Make sure to leave enough space between cookies. You should have about 6 cookies per cookie sheet. Use your fingers to lightly press flatten the tops.
Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until edges are golden brown and center looks a little bit undercooked.
Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes on cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
How to store oatmeal cookies: Store your oatmeal cookies covered in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
How to freeze oatmeal cookies: You can freeze baked cookies or unbaked cookie dough balls for up two 3 months. If freezing unbaked cookie dough, bake frozen cookie dough and add 1-2 minutes to your baking time.