The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are super simple, soft baked oatmeal cookies loaded with raisins. These cookies are ready in less than 20 minutes!
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Do you remember these cranberry white chocolate oatmeal cookies? Those cookies were thin and chewy. Sometimes I like that. But then other times I want a thick soft cookie. If you also enjoy a soft baked cookie, you will absolutely love today’s brand new cookie!
My husband loves my cookies. He says it’s the one thing that I have that “special touch” for. Whatever that means…
Let’s be real for a second. Cookies are not hard. It’s one of the easiest things you can bake.
Seriously, a ten-year-old can do it. That doesn’t make me feel real excited about the fact that I can make a mean cookie. That’s not a true compliment at all. But I just smile and say thank you.
However, I was completely blown away after I bit into one of these babies. This warm cinnamon, raisin-packed soft oatmeal cookie was out of this world. Hands down the best oatmeal raisin cookies.
If you need a new oatmeal cookie recipe, look no further. You have struck gold!
This recipe calls for double the amount of brown sugar than white sugar. Brown sugar is white sugar mixed with molasses and it’s moist. The moisture from the brown sugar will produce a softer cookie.
My secret to soft chewy cookies
I recently began adding corn syrup to my cookie dough. It’s a little tip that I picked up from Better Homes and Gardens and first used it for these chocolate chunk apricot cookies. One tablespoon is all you need. It will leave your cookies soft for days after they are made. It’s wonderful; don’t leave it out.
I have also begun to experiment with shortening and have found that it does wonders for the texture of a cookie. Shortening will make the cookies impeccably soft. I loved it in my chewy ginger snap cookies and so did you.
Today’s cookie dough doesn’t need to be refrigerated. It can go straight into the oven. I like to use a cookie scoop to portion the dough out and roll it into a ball so that the cookies will bake up nice and round.
Be prepared to want to eat the entire batch of the best oatmeal raisin cookies you’ve ever had.
Tools needed to make this recipe
More Oatmeal Cookie Recipes you’ll love
Super Easy Oatmeal Cream Pies – They are similar to the well-known “Little Debbie”, only better because they are homemade.
Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies – These homemade cookies are an incredible twist to the classic oatmeal raisin version. The best part is they are made completely from scratch.
Pumpkin Oatmeal Cream Pies – Soft pumpkin oatmeal cookies sandwiched together with marshmallow cream and homemade caramel.
The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Super simple, soft baked oatmeal cookies loaded with raisins. These cookies are ready in less than 20 minutes!
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1/2 cup vegetable shortening softened
- 1 cup light brown sugar packed
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups quick cooking oats
- 1 cup raisins
Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter and shortening with an electric mixer until well blended. Add the sugars, beat until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beat well after each addition. Beat in the corn syrup and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir with a whisk. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, beat on low speed just until combined. With a silicone spatula, gently stir in the oats and raisins.
Roll the dough out into 1 tablespoon sized balls. Place the dough balls 2 inches apart on the prepared pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 2 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.