Cinnamon-Raisin Oatmeal Cookies - the Best Ever!




About: Just a lucky girl enjoying her two passions: teaching and food. I'm a practicing foodie (whatever that means), amateur decorator, DYI pro and an organized mess.

Usually I only post Vegan recipes, but I just had to post this one. I was asked to make this recipe because apparently it was so good. Well, it is!

There is so much Oatmeal in these cookies, they're almost a health food, haha. At first they look very rich and heavy, but the texture is very light and crispy. It was really surprising to everyone how they turned out. They are no too sweet, you may need to add 1/4 cup of sugar in addition to the regular amount if you like really sweet cookies.

To make it VEGAN: Use an Egg Replacer. I put a picture of my favorite brand, so you can find it in the store easily. Also, use Earth Balance Margarine instead of butter.

Step 1: Ingredients

3/4 c Butter (or Earth Balance Maragrine to make it Vegan)
1 c Sugar
1 egg (or Egg Replacer to make it Vegan)
1 ts Vanilla
3/4 c Flour
1 ts Baking Soda
1/2 ts Baking Powder
1/4 ts Salt
1 ts Cinnamon
Pinch of Nutmeg (optional)
3 c Oats
1/2 c Raisins

Step 2: Method

-Creme the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer. Add the egg and vanilla.

-In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

-Start mixing with a big spoon by hand the dry and wet mixes.

-Add the Oats one cup at a time, then add the raisins.

You should have a very thick and sticky mixture by now. If you think it's too sticky or wet, add a little bit more flour. Make small balls and place then on a baking sheet. After the balls are in the baking sheet, with a wet hand (so the mixture doesn't stick to your hand), press the balls until they are about half an inch thick. You can make them as big or thick as you want. You'll get about 30 cookies from this batch.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Keep an eye on them



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    15 Discussions


    4 years ago

    OK let me start with my 1st batch .......time 10 /13 min they look perfect not so lucky the color was there it looked great I let them cool they are hard as a rock to bad. I thought i may have left them in there to long so going on my 2nd batch ..... This time I did less time & ended up chewy Which is good lol but had no color it looked raw not cooked ...I went back to make sure I put everything in I need even looked at other people's I did how ever noticed There's no brown sugar so I'm thinking that's what would give it color I was thinking brown /color I don't know what I'm even thinking lol So with what I had left over I add brown sugar just by eye made them a little bigger & bammm straight To perfection yes a slight thin but I did it ...... What do you think I don't know what went wrong ...Can someone please help me thanks ....April


    8 years ago on Introduction

    mine didnt even go in for 15 mins and then they started smoking and they were totally burnt. i could only eat part of the top off... why did this happen. i am very upset because i used alot of oats and they are now wasted ish. i took them out to check at 10 min and the top was raw and then i put them in and they were BURNT!!!

    4 replies

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    It's possible that your oven temperature is fluctuating (this is way more common than you might think). Sometime, buy one of those little oven thermometers (they look like a little alarm clock to me)-- and some evening, set your oven to various temperatures (with the thermometer inside) and see if the oven is accurate. Your oven may be stable at some temps, and unstable at others.

    It can also help to cook them on parchment paper, rather than a greased cookie sheet.


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I recently bought a new set of cookie sheets and nothing has burned ever again.
    I also have a new oven (convection) which is of much aid as well.
    Thanks for the reply.


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Might be a problem with your oven. Try heating it with a thermometer an see if there is a big difference, once the oven is at the proper temp. - bri <3


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the reply, although I know my oven is problematic now, it was working perfectly fine in December of last year.


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    When I used to use the recipe from the oatmeal container, I never found it necessary to decrease the oats. I don't know why. Now I have my own recipe that I created that I've never frozen, so I don't know if you need to decrease the oats.
    I may have to create a couple of instructionals about cooking. It was my major hobby for 14 years, so I have a couple of recipes.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I add chopped pecans also and a little more raisins. Like you said, it becomes a health food.

     Awesome cookies. I have been making them about a month now and they always get compliments. So thank you for sharing your recipe.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Outstanding!  Although I may use a little less oats next time just to see if it's better, or maybe add some golden syrup for a stickier cookie?  My husband is looking very happy now so thumbs up from him too, thanks!