Simple Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

If you're looking for a cookie that has some chew to it and it's not overly sweet, these Simple Oatmeal Raisin cookies are perfect for you.

These cookies made it into the Operation Baking Gals box that was shipped to soldiers serving overseas.


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 cup golden raisins

Heat oven to 350F degrees.

Beat all ingredients except oats, dlour and raisins in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed.  Stir in oats, flour and raisins.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls (I used a 1 1/2 inch scooper) about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until light brown.  Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

These taste great with a glass of milk.

  • Dave Fowler

    Hi Jill,

    These look great.

    I’m going to have to find the equivalent measure for a ‘cup’, but don’t worry I’ll look it up.

    Could you help me identify which type of flour you’re using though? Would it be plain flour or self raising?

    And I’m really sorry, but what is ‘packed’ brown sugar?

    Sorry to ask stupid questions but I’m a true novice and think some of the terms differ in the UK.

    Many thanks


  • http://www.simpledailyrecipes.com Jill

    Hi Dave!

    -Try this site for a quick conversion referrance, unless you know of a better link….

    -I like to use 1/2 whole wheat flour and 1/2 all purpose flour.

    -Most baking recipes call for brown sugar to be pressed firmly into the measuring cup as you measure it out. Now, I don’t mean super firm, you’re not trying to make a brick of sugar. You’re only pressing out large air pockets to get a more accurate measurement.

    Should I add a conversion chart or conversion widget to SimpleDailyRecipes ?

  • Dave Fowler


    Thanks for the link. That’s a big help.

    Actually, thinking about it, instead of you putting up a conversion chart, I need to go out and get myself some proper measuring tools!! I’d be making life easier for myself and I wouldn’t have to cause you a problem. 😉

    I’m going to try this recipe today. I’ll let you now how it goes.


  • http://GreatCooksCommunity.com [email protected]

    These were the best oatmeal cookies you’ve ever made, and you’ve made some great ones. The only issue I had was that there were only a few left in the bag when I got home. But, I understand that they were shipped off as part of the Baking Gals Operation, so I recovered quickly. If you need to revisit these anytime soon, that would be okay with me. 😉

  • http://www.teachmychildrenwell.com Dave Fowler

    Hi Jill, just reporting back as promised. The cookies were a great success. I’ll be making more later in the week whe the kids have gone back to school. :-)

  • http://www.simpledailyrecipes.com Jill

    “YEAAHH!” your kids will say. Are you planning on adding anything to them this next time?

  • http://www.simpledailyrecipes.com Jill

    Thank you for reporting back, by the way. I appreciate it.

  • http://www.simpledailyrecipes.com Jill

    Hey Sweet Pea! I still have some oats leftover, I could make you a special batch to go along with all this rain.

  • http://www.teachmychildrenwell.com Dave Fowler

    Jill, the kids are asking for chocolate chips instead of raisins. I guess they’re my customers!

  • http://www.simpledailyrecipes.com Jill

    Hey, they can burn off the calories WAY FASTER than we can! Let’em have the chocolate chips.

  • http://thedrunkblog.com/blog/ The Drunken Blogger

    These are definitely my favorite cookies of all time. Chocolate chip cookies are good but I love the gooey goodness of oatmeal raisins.

  • Jasmine

    We added chocolate/caramel morsels to the recipe. Maybe someone should try it!

  • http://cookgardensew.com Katie @ CookGardenSew

    Thanks for posting these Jill. Like everything else on your site they are delicious!!