For the first time, I’ve taken on a project that is not all about healthy eating! I hope you enjoy the post and the treats!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

There are many types of cookies, but if you’re looking for a good source of fiber, try the oatmeal raisin cookie. These cookies are made with an oatmeal base which can help fill you up. These cookies are also packed with fiber which will keep you fuller longer. Fiber will also help with preventing digestive problems.

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.




Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – Easy to make, delicious to eat!. Read more about classic oatmeal raisin cookies and let us know what you think.

Frequently Asked Questions

How bad are oatmeal raisin cookies for you?

They are not bad for you, they are just a cookie.

Are Oatmeal Raisin Cookies better for you?

I am not sure what you mean by better for you.

Can you use quick cooking oats for oatmeal cookies?

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