There is nothing like waking up, getting a cup of warm coffee and grabbing your favorite cookie to just start your day off right. I originally began looking for an oatmeal raisin cookie recipe when my neighbor who has become like family told me her favorite thing to do is dip an oatmeal cookie in her morning coffee. This recipe came about when I accidentally added some extra ingredients but they turned out so good that I decided my screw up was actually a little blessing. These are soft and chewy with just the right amount of spice and a little crisp edge. The perfect Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe.
Best Ever Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Sweet, chewy with plump raisins
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar (I use Dark)
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup raisins
- 3 cups old fashioned uncooked oats
About 10 minutes before you begin, soak the raisins in some hot water. This will make them plump and help keep your cookies moist. Make sure to drain well before you add to the dough.
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, beat butter and both sugars until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time and vanilla. Beat well.
In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Making sure to mix well.
Add oats and drained raisins and mix to combine.
Roll dough into about a 2 inch ball and place on cookie sheet.
Bake for 11 minutes or until edges barely begin to crisp.
Remove from oven and allow to cool on cookie sheet for 3 minutes before you remove to wire rack.
To keep your cookies from falling apart, roll the dough into a tight ball. If you just drop the cookies onto the cookie sheet then they will spread out and fall apart when you are trying to remove them.