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Chocolate Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

If you prefer a crispier texture, bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 16 to 20 minutes.

  • Prep:
  • Total Time:
  • Yield: Makes 32
Chocolate Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2005


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  • 1 package (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside. With an electric mixer, cream butter and
    sugars until light and fluffy.

  2. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until combined, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Add flour mixture;
    beat until just combined. Add oats, raisins, and chocolate chips; beat until just combined.

  3. Drop 32 heaping tablespoons of batter, about 1 1/2 inches apart, onto baking sheets. Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until cookies have spread and are golden brown and soft to the touch, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool 5 minutes on sheets; transfer
    to a wire rack to cool completely.

Reviews (20)

  • Sandra1953 26 Jul, 2015

    Made these last night, but I made a few changes. Instead of raisins I used craisins and instead of milk chocolate chips I used white chocolate chips. Very good recipe!!!

  • joaquin_dunlevy 5 Feb, 2014

    These are delicious! I made it with 1 cup of cranberries, and half a cup of raisins to add a little tartness and everyone that has tasted them has absolutely loved them. Perfect balance!

  • tanea crawford 26 Nov, 2013

    Delish! Moist, yummy goodness. Not generally a fan of oatmeal raisin cookies but these are fantastic! You must make these..I definitely will do it again.

  • mirthlinc 2 Feb, 2013

    My Grandmother used to make, what she called, 'Cowboy' cookies. I used Martha's recipe to try and reproduce Grandmother's perfect family cookie. I reduced the oats to two cups, added one cup of walnuts and on top of the cookies I baked chopped maraschino cherries. This is the closest to Grandmother's cookies as I have gotten in ten years, soft in the middle, crispy on the edges and perfectly fluffy. Another excellent recipe from

  • navgill95 30 Sep, 2012

    The cookies were delicious! Everyone loved them, and they turned out perfectly. I made no changes to the recipe, though I had to bake them a bit longer.

  • mstrazze 7 Aug, 2012

    Really yummy! Moist and chewy. Followed the recipe exactly. Baked for 10 mins at 375.

  • gittagirl 19 Sep, 2011

    Have been making this cookie since it first appeared. Has replaced my previous best cookie recipe. No changes. The perfect quick cookie to make and bring and enjoy at home!!

  • sandrapiluso 9 Jun, 2011

    Easy and very yummy. I added 1/2 cup granulated sugar instead of the recommended amount, and only 1/2 cup of raisins and only 1 cup chocolate chips. The cookies was sweet enough. Will make again. :)

  • vellingahr 9 Jan, 2011

    I've been making this recipe since it was published - it has to be the family favorite for chocolate chip cookies - so much that I've lost the book a couple of times and have to come here to reprint the recipe. I do add some peanut butter to mine and replace the raisins with walnuts but otherwise it is a keeper in my book and always gets rave reviews. Such a treat :)

  • sdelhaise 13 Sep, 2010

    This cookie is high fat, high sugar. Are there any low fat, low sugar recipes out there?

  • feedemwell 18 Jul, 2010

    yum! the raisins are wonderful in here. could eat the whole batch all by my lonesome...but i'll try to behave :)

  • embellishments 18 Jul, 2010

    I've been making this cookie for years, I have a few changes. Instead of 3/4 brown sugar and white sugar I make it a cup each. Instead of raisins I use dried cranberries. This is my most requested cookie!

  • 4noirots 12 Jun, 2010

    these are very chewy and yummy...we love them with dried cherries instead of raisins!

  • tmio 1 Jun, 2010

    i tried it last week. it's very delicious!

  • Cinnia 2 Dec, 2009

    Has anyone tried this recipe? It sounds good. Was thinking about trying this in the weekend.

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  • cindys1866 25 Aug, 2009

    SallyAF - I have had the same problem more than a couple of times and emailed them to ask about it, but never received a response. I think this is why we sometimes see the same comments over and over.

  • SallyAF 24 Aug, 2009

    I've added three comments and they never show up here! Not sure what's happening~!!!

  • mummy 24 Aug, 2009

    How many carbs per cookie??

  • Yellowbirdy1 24 Aug, 2009

    Sound delish. I will try these !!!

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