Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These cookies can be made with half oil / half butter as written, or with all butter or all oil. I barely detect a difference. You just need 4 tablespoons of fat. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 11 minutes

Cook Time: 14 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Makes: 8 -9 cookies

Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons softened butter
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 Tablespoons brown sugar (1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp.)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 1/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 cup raisins

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. With electric hand mixer on medium-high, beat butter, oil, sugar, egg & vanilla in a bowl for 1 minute.
  4. On low speed, stir in oats, flour, baking soda & salt.
  5. Fold in raisins.
  6. Using a scoop, shape into 2-inch balls and place onto baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 13-14 minutes. Do not overbake.
  8. (Recipe can be doubled.)

58 Comments on "Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies"

  1. chipmunkwhisperer

    I’ve always been looking for a large, flat, CHEWY oatmeal cookie. Tried these last night, exactly as directed, these are NOT what I’m looking for. They stayed very plump, did not flatten out to a big cookie and were almost dry, not chewy in the least bit. No, my oven is fine and they were not overbaked. These use half the sugar of a Quaker Oatmeal cookie, so not sweet enough for me. Were very dry after 20 minutes of cooling on rack. I put some in a baggie immediately and these stayed softer. I am a Home Economist and love to bake, would not make these again.

  2. Geneva Kennedy

    Hi Jenny! I made these last night and they were mouth watering! They were perfect – baked evenly, chewy, not one bit dry! My husband’s favorite cookie! Your recipe made the 2 of us 8 large cookies which we woofed down immediately! Next time I will double the recipe and put chocolate chips in some of them. I can’t thank you enough. I’m not fond of cooking but your YouTube videos are so inspiring I plan to make a comeback! Your haluski cabbage dish is yummy, too!

    PS this is too long, but I used a big strong spoon & mixed by hand. Too lazy to find the hand mixer & faster cleanup. 🙂

  3. Thomas Lindstrom

    Best oatmeal cookies ever! Moist and chewy!

  4. Mary

    Hi Jenny..my cookies didn’t flatten out at all. Stayed the same size as the scoop. Did i do something wrong?

    • Jenny Can Cook

      If you want them flatter, you can press then down halfway with a wet fork before baking but they may not be as soft.

      • Thomas Lindstrom

        I used craisins Not raisins
        I also added 1/2t cinnamon.

        • Geneva Kennedy

          I saw your comment and tried the cinnamon. Yummy! Might not have thought of it. Thanks! I plan to try the craisins, too. 😊

  5. David Parish

    Jenny, I love your recipes! The first time I made these cookies they were good. I doubled the raisins, made it with all butter and added a half teaspoon of cinnamon and they were simply inhaled!

    • David Parish

      The last couple batches I made of few more changes and I think I am done! I used a cup of golden raisins, 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1/8 tsp of nutmeg, 4 tbs of butter and no oil and a teaspoon of molasses. I could not make enough!

      • Geneva Kennedy

        I plan to try your variation! Sounds simply delicious!

  6. scott breiner

    I have been watching your extremely entertaining videos and making your bread recipe over and over and sharing the finished product with many acquaintances along the way, in addition to telling them how easy the bread making really is and how much I enjoy your presentations. Today I finally realized who you were. Duh! thanks for making me laugh and especially for the recipes that are so easy and delicious!

  7. Anne

    I made your oatmeal raisin cookies today and they were delicious. Your recipes are so fast and easy To make. Thank you 💞

  8. Desert Rose

    Hi Jenny thank you for your easy to follow instructions.My husband who can only make a grilled cheese has since made the chocolate cake and pepperoni pizza! And it turned out great! Thanks again.

  9. Rose Asprea

    Can you use quick oats instead of old fashioned??

    • Karenspils

      Yes, I use quick oats and it makes a softer cookie. Regular oats are more chewy so you decide how you like them. (Or use what you have on hand)

  10. Daphne

    Omitted the butter and oil, used egg replacer and applesauce to make it whole food plant based so they were heart healthy. Added raisins and walnuts.

  11. Tiffani

    I bet these cookies Would be great with cream in the middle. Instant oatmeal cream pie’s. Yum

  12. Patti Adam

    May I use maple syrup

  13. Ria0751

    Great recipe. I used walnut oil. These cookies are soft and good. Not a fan of raisins, so I left them out and still a really good cookie.

  14. Barbara J Sheridan

    Jenny: In these most difficult times thought baking cookies would be a nice way to take a break from all the news, and enjoy delicious cookies. Decided to make your Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. I followed your recipe to the letter, with one change used Golden Raisins because I like them best. My family “loved” these cookies. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  15. Carole S.

    These cookies are THE most fantastic oatmeal cookies I’ve ever had!! I cannot believe how easy but how delicious!! And a super healthy treat as well.
    Thank you so much for this recipe!! Finally a really guilt-free cookie!!
    Carole S.

  16. Ehti

    I made these cookies this morning. I used chocolate chips instead of raisins and I added cinnamon. The BEST cookies ever……thanks

  17. Dawn

    Made these yesterday.

    Somehow, there wasn’t enough liquid, so when I went to use the scoop, it wouldn’t stay together. So, I used my hands. It got messy.

    I added nuts.

    The taste is awesome. I love it.

    • Cher

      Hi Dawn

      I remember that Jenny ALWAYS aerates the flour by fluffing it (while still in your container) before she measures. Jenny says that flour settles in the container and if you measure, as is, you will be using extra flour that probably will make the mixture dryer.
      You can email me if you have any questions.

      Blessed baking,
      Cher

    • Geneva Kennedy

      Hi Dawn,

      I used 2 spoons: scooped up a gob of dough with one, pushed it onto the cookie sheet with the other. Much easier & faster for me. The cookies were perfect!

      Geneva

  18. Mk

    Soft cookies..VERY good. did 1 recipe elsewhere..broke my dentutes..but these i can enjoy wo the raisins…i did all butter.
    And im not a baker..i have to find recipe to boil water..so u can make em..

  19. Granny Dee

    Hi Sweetie
    I made your easy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies while my poor Sister cleaned my step in tub, I’m kind of
    Disabled & She does most of the cleaning! I’m rambling Lol. Anyway by the time She was finished these
    wonderful cookies we’re waiting for
    Her & she was soooo pleased. Thanks for another great recipe! Just
    Love your down to earth cooking!!🌹

    • Mk

      I just luv her videos. Some other cooks get fussy..but i have almost no kitchen..she keeps it simple..

  20. Ta

    I make these as snacks for my children as they store well. Its full of oats which is amazing. I sometimes substitute raisins for chocolate chips. The kids love them as I do also and they are much healthier than store bought cookies. Thank you!!

  21. Sandi

    I made these with craisins and chopped almonds. Yum! I also put craisins in the granola after it’s baked. Love your blog, your videos, and your recipes. LOVE! 🙂

  22. Mary Arsenault

    Can your cookie recipe be doubled or tripled? It’s great to make this small recipe but would love to make more and freeze. Thankyou. Have not tried any recipes yet but I am about to try a few for the first time. They all look delicious. Thank you Jenny.

  23. LynR

    love the recipe I only changed 1 thing. that was I always soak my raisins in warm tap water for an hour before I use them when I Bake. I do the same with Craisins too. soaking makes them not so tough and dry. it plumps them somewhat. Drain and add to recipe.

  24. Jenny Can Cook

    I made these today with whole wheat pastry flour and I liked the result. They were just a touch drier but fine with me. Next time I’ll try adding an extra tablespoon of oil.

    • Grannyrsh

      Good to know! Some times whole wheat all I have on hand. I’ll remember to add a bit more oil. Thanks Jenny! Love your blog and videos!

  25. Ellise

    The recipe was very easy and the perfect amount for two people! I did add a couple of tablespoons of toasted chopped pecans, as my husband loves nuts in cookies. They baked beautifully and were chewy and soft as their name implies. The only negative I have is that they aren’t quite sweet enough for my taste. I will add more sugar next time. It’s a keeper, tho!!

    • Geneva Kennedy

      My husband and I prefer less sugar so I used only 1/4 cup (packed down) brown sugar. Cookies were just right for us, wouldn’t want any sweeter. The raisins add sweetness, too. Everyone’s tastebuds are a little different, aren’t they!

  26. Dog Ate My Oven Mitts

    Hi Jenny! Another awesome recipe! These cookies are my husband’s favorite…(And quickly becoming mine too)! They have that wonderful ‘Old Fashioned’ taste, and are like the ones I remember growing up. Thank-you for sharing.
    Love your videos and your incredible recipes so much!
    Wesołych Świąt dla Ciebie i Twojej rodziny

  27. Mike O.

    Hi Jenny
    We sure do love your great recipes and cant wait to make these Oatmeal Raisin
    soft and chewy cookies.
    We do miss you and on YouTube and hope you will return one day soon, keep us posted.

  28. Vivienne Seaman

    Wonderful! I can make this recipe for the two of us and not have 30 cookies around to eat!

    Thank you Jenny

  29. Bill Cerroni

    Great video s, love all your shows

  30. Patty

    Yea! Another recipe from Jenny! Looks delicious. Will give it a try very soon.
    Thank you,
    Merry Christmas and all the best for 2019!
    🇨🇦

  31. Jackie B

    Love your recipes and really love your videos I wish you would make more of your videos they’re so easy to follow!!
    Thanks ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  32. Karol

    Is 1/4 cup raisins right. Doesn’t seem like much..

  33. Nancy

    Like that this is a small batch recipe, just the right amount for my husband and me!

  34. Helen Swiatkowski

    These sound great, can’t wait to make them. Thanks Jenny.

  35. Annie

    Hi Jenny. I cannot believe that I just discovered some of your videos and LOVE them. I did not even know of the Jenny Jones show! How could I ever have missed such a good time. Fortunately I am enjoying what I see on U-Tube and feel lucky to have stumbled upon you on it. I baked your wonderful no-knead bread every week since I first saw you and it has gone over so big with family and friends, I will never buy another loaf of bread as long as I am still able.
    I have a question about these cookies which look awfully good … does it matter the kind of oats we use, can they be the quick-cook kind?
    I know you don’t have time to answer everyone but I think this is an important distinction so hope you can answer this question.
    Thanks again for being you … you are so cheerful, love watching you!

    • Chris Norlund

      Hi there!
      I think I can answer this for you. If you use quick oats it will make the dough more dense and less chewy. It may make it actually kind of hard. The old fashioned oats give the cookies a nice texture, with that soft chewiness that is desired. It’s important not to over-bake, so theyr stay a bit on the softer side.
      I hope this is helpful, and you enjoy your cookies!

  36. Ron B.

    Hello Jenny; I use Coconut Oil with your great recipes. Healthy & easy to work with. Thank you so much for sharing. Ron

  37. Meeshy

    JennaaaY!! Gosh I miss you on YouTube lol you make cooking seem so fun and easy !! Your recipes are yummy I have made many and these cookies are a must try !! Thank you for being YOU! I love your corky sense of humour BACIS!

  38. judith judge

    i love your recipes i mis you on the jenny jones show .i have just about baked all my cookies for xmass but am going to add this one keep those good recipe coming

  39. Beth from Wisconsin

    I love putting a “fruited” cookie on the Christmas cookie plate. Thank you Jenny. Merry Christmas to you and a Blessed New Year 2019.

  40. Juniebeth

    I know you don’t like cooking with butter, but oh Jenny it is Christmas and sometimes we should splurge! Thanks for sending me all your nutritious delicious recipes!

    • Donna

      As much as I LOVE butter, I have high cholesterol and avoid it except for a light spreading on freshly baked homemade bread. I love Jenny’s recipes because they generally use oil in place of butter and are so much healthier than most other recipes of the same type. Oatmeal cookies are my fave and I can”t wait to try this recipe.

      • Granny Dee

        Hi Donna
        I too have trouble avoiding wonderful sweet creamy BUTTER!!!!! Sorry I
        get carried away just talking about it!
        🙃 Jenny has really made cooking a
        joy for me & has help me cut back on
        You know that stuff we don’t-need as
        much of. Enjoyed your comments to our “Lady” have a great Day! G-Dee🙂

  41. EmUrFa

    You are the best cook ever. Thank you so much for taking your precious time to share your great recipes. It really means alot:)

    • Bonnie Williams

      Awesome cook Jenny, so far I enjoyed every recipe you’ve shared… Do you have one for bread or bohemian dumplings? And liver dumpling soup? I make a lot of pork, sauerkraut, …😋

  42. Ann Meighan

    I see many recipes calling for the use of an electric hand mixer. What is the difference between using a hand mixer or my stand mixer?

    • Chris Norlund

      Hi there,
      I think I can answer this for you. Using a hand mixer is for smaller batches, and usually lighter batter. A stand mixer could be used if desired, but then there is much more clean-up afterward, and Jenny’s recipes are usually about simplicity.

      I hope that is helpful for you!

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