Perfectly soft and chewy, these classic oatmeal cookies are the best holiday treat
Oatmeal raisin cookies are one of my favorite cookies, oddly enough. I’m usually not a raisin person, but for some reason, I cannot resist them when packed into these perfect cookies (and my butterscotch crispies of course!).
I originally found this recipe on Sally’s Baking Addiction, and they are honestly the best oatmeal cookies I have ever had. Rather than get crunchy, these cookies get softer by the day and are filled with so much delicious brown sugar flavor.
The process is so simple. Mix up your dough, add oats and raisins, let chill in the fridge, and bake. Usually I don’t like to wait for cookie dough to chill, but it truly makes all of the difference in these cookies.
Even if you’re not an oatmeal raisin fan, try these cookies out. They are delicious enough to convert anyone into an oatmeal cookie lover.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 1 tbsp molasses
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup raisins
- In a large mixing bowl, add butter, light brown sugar, and granulated sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs and mix until completely combined. Add vanilla extract, almond extract, and molasses and beat until combined.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat until combined. Stir in the oats and raisins.
- Cover the dough and chill for an hour.
- After chilling, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper, silicone liners, or cooking spray.
- Form rounded tablespoons of dough into balls and add to cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes (centers will look a bit undone). Let cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.