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

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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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; transferto a wire rack to cool completely.

Reviews (22)

252 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 85
  • 4 star values: 77
  • 3 star values: 57
  • 2 star values: 25
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 5.0 stars
03/01/2020
These were excellent. They actually turned out better than I anticipated. I did alter the recipe slightly in that I reduced the amount of raisins by 1/2 cup and substituted with 1/2 cup coconut just because my husband wanted some coconut. We tried them hot from the oven and they were good but not great. But now once they became room temperature they were wonderful. They are nice and soft with just a little crunch on the edge. They actually made almost 30 cookies using an ice cream scoop and one day after making them there are 4 left... the family and teenage friends love them. Great recipe. Next time I’m going to add some pecans too.
Rating: 5.0 stars
03/01/2020
These were excellent. They actually turned out better than I anticipated. I did alter the recipe slightly in that I reduced the amount of raisins by 1/2 cup and substituted with 1/2 cup coconut just because my husband wanted some coconut. We tried them hot from the oven and they were good but not great. But now once they became room temperature they were wonderful. They are nice and soft with just a little crunch on the edge. They actually made almost 30 cookies using an ice cream scoop and one day after making them there are 4 left... the family and teenage friends love them. Great recipe. Next time I’m going to add some pecans too.
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2018
These came out 100% perfect on the first try, and are absolutely fabulous - got about 2 dozen large-ish cookies out of it. I opted for the longer baking time at 350, for a slightly crispier cookie. I also added a little bit of cinnamon, because that's what I like. I was out of vanilla extract, so I used vanilla powder, which I whisked in with the dry ingredients to make sure it was evenly distributed. Thank you for the recipe - I'll be making it again!
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Rating: 3 stars
10/01/2017
The oat to flour ratio is just too high, the next time I make it, I'll definitely cut down on the amount of oat.
Rating: Unrated
07/26/2015
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!!!
Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2014
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!
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2013
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.
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2013
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 marthastewart.com.
Rating: Unrated
09/30/2012
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.
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2012
Really yummy! Moist and chewy. Followed the recipe exactly. Baked for 10 mins at 375.
Rating: Unrated
09/19/2011
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!!
Rating: Unrated
06/09/2011
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. :)
Rating: Unrated
01/09/2011
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 :)
Rating: Unrated
09/13/2010
This cookie is high fat, high sugar. Are there any low fat, low sugar recipes out there?
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07/18/2010
yum! the raisins are wonderful in here. could eat the whole batch all by my lonesome...but i'll try to behave :)
Rating: Unrated
07/18/2010
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!
Rating: Unrated
06/12/2010
these are very chewy and yummy...we love them with dried cherries instead of raisins!
Rating: Unrated
06/01/2010
i tried it last week. it's very delicious!
Rating: Unrated
12/02/2009
Has anyone tried this recipe? It sounds good. Was thinking about trying this in the weekend.
Rating: Unrated
09/27/2009
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08/25/2009
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.
Rating: Unrated
08/24/2009
I've added three comments and they never show up here! Not sure what's happening~!!!
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08/24/2009
How many carbs per cookie??
Rating: Unrated
08/24/2009
Sound delish. I will try these !!!