To me, oatmeal raisin cookies are the ultimate comfort cookie- now, don’t get me wrong, chocolate chip cookies are about as close to perfection as you can get, but when I need a smile I crave a good, chewy oatmeal cookie. Oatmeal cookies are grandmotherly to me. Just something about them makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, as if I were sitting at Nana’s kitchen table. Especially these. They’re super chewy, soft and have that perfect sweetness that makes them hands down, my all-time favorite oatmeal cookie. I made a big batch last week when it was a particularly cold, drizzly night. They absolutely hit the spot (…and I may have eaten 7 or 8). These are a spin-off of my award winning Toasted Oatmeal Cookies with Golden Raisins, Pecans and Coconut – only a much, much simpler, bare essentials version. Sometimes I don’t want all that extra stuff- just a simple oatmeal raisin cookie. I finely chop the raisins since I’m not a big raisin fan, but I like the chewiness and sweetness they add to the cookie- I find this makes the absolute perfect oatmeal raisin cookie! Give them a try this week- you’ll love them!

*P.S. Don’t you just love my “Izzy” napkins? My mom gave them to me for Christmas!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
rounded 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (one stick) plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tablespoon half and half
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup raisins, finely chopped (you can leave them whole if you want; I just prefer the texture with them chopped)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a bowl. Set aside.

In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or using a hand mixer), cream both sugars and butter until light, fluffy and smooth. Add egg, half and half and vanilla and blend until smooth. Gradually stir in the oat mixture, then the raisins. Drop dough onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper in rounded spoonfuls (or use a cookie scoop) about 2 inches apart. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until edges of cookies are golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack for cooling. Makes approximately 2 dozen.

*Cookies will spread quite a bit, so be sure to space them at least 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet.

Recipe Source: Sing For Your Supper original

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  1. My MIL’s favorite cookies are oatmeal raisin! YUM! I’ll have to try these!

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    Comment by Liz @ Blog is the New Black — January 18, 2012 @ 4:12 AM

  2. These sound so yummy!

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    Comment by Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — January 18, 2012 @ 6:01 AM

  3. I love Oatmeal Raisin Cookies- I agree that they’re the ultimate comfort food cookie. I usually just use the recipe on the top of the Quaker oatmeal container, but this looks even better!

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    Comment by Annie @ Annie's Cooking Lab — January 18, 2012 @ 9:52 AM

  4. Oatmeal raisins are also a favorite of mine. LOVE the Izzy napkins too!

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    Comment by Eva @ Eva Bakes — January 18, 2012 @ 11:02 AM

  5. I agree that oatmeal raisin cookies are definitely comfort food. I love your new napkins!

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    Comment by Rose — January 18, 2012 @ 12:12 PM

  6. Although chocolate ship is a definitely favorite, there really is something so comforting about a chewy oatmeal cookie that you just can’t beat. These sound great!

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    Comment by Dana — January 18, 2012 @ 1:04 PM

  7. Perhaps the reason crunchy oatmeal cookies enrage me is because soft ones like the ones you’ve prepared are so heavenly… and it just seems like a crime against humanity for them to be tough! Thanks for the recipe – and cute napkins!

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    Comment by Maia — January 18, 2012 @ 4:51 PM

  8. Mmmm…oatmeal raisin are one of my favorites for sure! I’m so weak when I’m around them, I only make them for Christmas. ;) They look gorgeous!

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    Comment by Mrs. Jen B — January 18, 2012 @ 7:41 PM

  9. One of my favorite cookies! Sending my best to you! xoxo

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    Comment by Maria — January 19, 2012 @ 5:01 PM

  10. Amy, what a great idea to chop the raisins! (I never thought of that before — thank you!)

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    Comment by Kimby — January 19, 2012 @ 7:29 PM

  11. They look picture perfect Amy. I love them.

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    Comment by Eliana — January 23, 2012 @ 11:41 AM

  12. First time visiting your blog, and i love it! :)
    Beautiful pictures, and oh what a lovely baby girl you’ve got, congratulations :)

    And yeah, my first reaction when reading this post was “wow, love the napkins” :D

    Looking forward to read more :)

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    Comment by Lady from Norway — February 25, 2012 @ 2:37 PM

  13. Was on the hunt for a great oatmeal raisin recipe, and I think I found it! These are absolutely delicious!

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    amy Reply:

    Thanks! I think they’re pretty special! :)

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    Comment by Kate — November 12, 2012 @ 6:09 PM

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