Here are my favorite cookies. I can’t say I have invented them, but I’ve been making them for years. I’ve been shocked at how many people say they never make cookies because they are too hard to make, but these are simple enough to make. They are great for making up for last minute guests, or even for a quick snack. It’s always good to have a few on hand for unexpected guests, because they are easy to make, and don’t take much time to make.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – This recipe and its variations is one of the most popular and requested recipes on my blog. I first made it for my family after we lost a loved one and it brought us all together as a family. Its a simple recipe that everyone can enjoy and it goes great as a gift! My family and I make this recipe as a cookie. However, if you do not like them as a cookie, then it may be worth making as a loaf. It is a very filling and filling/regular sized loaf is perfect for a sandwich. Enjoy!

When you think of a cookie, you probably think of a soft, chewy cookie with a crisp outside, a little bit sweet, and a nice, gooey center. Not a tough cookie, but a soft cookie. Oatmeal anything is a very soft, moist, kind of chewy cookie type of cookie. I really like oatmeal cookies, but I don’t like to get oatmeal all over my hands, and I don’t like to get them all over my plate. So, I tried making a soft cookie that I could get oatmeal on, but that I could eat with a fork. What I ended up with was a cookie that is softer than a soft cookie, and it is definitely more moist than a moist cookie

Whether you like yours crispy, chewy, or soft, I believe we can all agree on one thing:

Delicious oatmeal raisin cookies!

This recipe produces a soft cookie that pairs well with the crunchy walnuts and chewy raisins.

I used whole wheat flour, but all-purpose flour may be used instead.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies - Classic! Soft cookie, crunchy walnuts and chewy raisins! |

If you’re feeling brave and inventive, has a wonderful resource that compares the effects of using brown sugar against granulated sugar or baking soda versus baking powder, for example.

I haven’t put the theory to the test, but it seems like something I should do!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies made with whole wheat

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Serves 36
Prep time Time limit: 10 minutes
Meal type Dessert
From book Alison Boteler’s The Great American Bake Sale (1991)

These simple oatmeal raisin cookies have a wonderful healthy taste thanks to the whole wheat flour. Make a big batch and freeze the rest for a healthy snack later!


  • 2-and-a-quarter cups whole wheat flour (all purpose flour can be substituted)
  • 2 c. sugar (dark brown) (firmly packed)
  • 1 tsp. bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean extract
  • a half teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cinnamon sachet
  • 1 cup softened butter (2 sticks)
  • 2 eggs
  • Oatmeal, 2 cups (quick cooking)
  • 1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 pound of raisins


In this recipe, I used whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour and was quite pleased with the results. You may also use a mix of chocolate chips and raisins instead of raisins. If you want these cookies to stay soft and tasty, don’t overcook them.


Step 1
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mix flour, sugar, soda, salt, cinnamon, butter, eggs, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl until smooth.

Combine the oats, nuts, and raisins in a mixing bowl.

Using a (generous) tablespoon, drop dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

10-12 minutes in the oven

Allow to cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.




I’m not a baker. I’ve never been a baker. I’ve baked maybe four times in my life. But I’m going to try to bake these cookies. Not because I want to bake. Not because I need to bake. But because I want to. Because I want to make people happy. Because I want to make them feel good. Because I want to make them feel better. Because I want to make their lives better.. Read more about oatmeal raisin cookies, vegan and let us know what you think.

Frequently Asked Questions

How bad are oatmeal raisin cookies for you?

Oatmeal raisin cookies are not bad for you.

Are Oatmeal Raisin Cookies better for you?

Oatmeal raisin cookies are a healthy option for breakfast, but they do contain sugar.

Can you use quick cooking oats for oatmeal cookies?

Yes, you can use quick cooking oats for oatmeal cookies.