Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Soft and chewy oatmeal raisin cookies with chocolate chips.

Oatmeal raisin cookies with chocolate chips on a white plate

Oatmeal Cookies

When a cookie passes a five-year-old child’s taste test it’s a winner in my book because isn’t that what a cookie is supposed to do? Cookies should bring smiles to the hearts and faces of children and in this particular case, it was our friends’ daughter who was doing the smiling. Of course, the adults were all smiling, too, although that probably had more to do with the margaritas we were drinking, but yes! These oatmeal raisin cookies with chocolate chips are good – so good!

All of this cookie taste-testing happened at a picnic in the park with friends on Sunday. It was a shoes-off-let’s-blow-bubbles-and-listen-to-Simon-&-Garfunkel sort of afternoon and the kind of scene that would have driven me to jealousy had it not been us (“How come we never go on a picnic? It looks so fun!”). Except this time, it was us and I can confirm that it was so much fun. I like to think people passing by our little make-shift picnic area were a smidge envious inspired – we had secret margaritas in plastic cups, deviled eggs, barbecue chicken sliders, bite-sized sausage rolls, and a big bag of oatmeal raisin cookies with chocolate chips. We had tall trees to provide shade, soft blankets to stretch out on, and each other’s company to pass the time. We were the perfect picnic advertisement.

Oh, and about those cookies…

I adapted a recipe from Martha Stewart by cutting the whole thing in half, scaling back the flour a bit, bumping up the brown sugar and oatmeal amounts, and adding some cinnamon and nutmeg. The recipe produces a lightly spiced and wonderfully soft and chewy cookie full of plump raisins and melty chocolate chips. Make a batch of these I guarantee they’ll disappear fast.

a pile of oatmeal raisin cookies with chocolate chips on a napkin with one cookie with a bite taken out

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Chocolate Chips

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These oatmeal raisin cookies have a wonderful texture – the raisins and chocolate chips are optional, but I don’t recommend leaving them out!

  • Author: April @ Girl Gone Gourmet
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cups raisins
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Whisk the first six ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. In a separate large bowl or stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy (be sure to scrape the bowl at least once). Add the egg and vanilla and continue mixing until well incorporated.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones, in few batches at a time, and mix until the dough comes together either by hand with a spatula or on a low mixer setting. Fold in the raisins and chocolate chips.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and stick it in the fridge for thirty minutes to chill.
  5. Scoop a generous tablespoon of cookie batter and drop it onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment. Place the cookies an inch or so apart. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes on the pan before transferring to a wire rack.


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 124
  • Sugar: 9.4g
  • Sodium: 79.3mg
  • Fat: 5.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.4g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.5g
  • Fiber: 1.1g
  • Protein: 1.8g
  • Cholesterol: 17.9mg

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    1. You should! It’s like a cookie baked with chocolate covered raisins — the chocolate makes a big difference.

  1. All of my baking seems to revolve around making my 3 year old smile thats for sure! Also, I love secret margaritas :-). These look fantastic! Thanks for sharing at Try a Bite Tuesday Link Party! I’ll be pinning these to the pinterest board! Hope to see you back next week!

  2. I came across this blog while searching for a new cookie recipe. My last several attempts at an oatmeal raisin cookie have been somewhat unsuccessful. I have to admit – my hopes weren’t very high when I decided to give this one a try. However, I am so impressed with the way the cookies turned out that I just had to comment and let everyone know – this is the best cookie EVER. I did make a slight modification – instead of chocolate chips I used salted caramel chips. The cookies retained shape (I hate when I pull them out and they look like pancakes), they were a tad crunchy on the outside, yet super soft and moist on the inside. Incredible. I will be making these weekly until we get sick of them (at this point I don’t see how that could be possible). Thank you!

  3. Looked up Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Cookies. Chose your recipe yet I had to vary the ingredients slightly.
    I had to use a Barley/Blue Corn mixed flour*, Cactus Honey sugar with a pinch of Stevia*, a tablespoon of Milasses* since those were the items closet to what I needed to make cookies. I also did not have any cinnamon 😕. Yet the cookies came out great. Oh yeah – myraisins were soooo dry that I soak them in Chocolate Almond Milk for about 30 minutes.

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