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Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


These Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are soft, chewy and so delicious.  The key it to boil and chop the raisins!

I found this amazing Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe in the Joy of Cooking (my favourite cookbook ever!). These cookies are so soft.  So chewy.  So delicious! I think it’s the boiling and chopping up of the raisins that make this cookie so good!  And they’re perfect for lunches because they’re nut free and hearty!

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
These are so tasty!  Great for after school snacks with a glass of milk! 


I love this recipe as well because it makes a huge batch of cookies!  A lot for eating, a lot for freezing for later!  Gotta love that!


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Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


These Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are soft, chewy and so delicious.  The key it to boil and chop the raisins!



  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg


  1. Measure 1 cup raisins. Chop them up, and boil them in water for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Set aside to cool. Drain.
  3. In a bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  4. In a separate bowl beat together the margarine, sugars, eggs and vanilla.
  5. Combine flour mix and butter mix.
  6. Then add 3 1/2 cups oats (old fashioned rolled oats make a chunkier cookie, instant oats make a more chewy cookie)
  7. Add cooled raisins.
  8. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 6-9 minutes.


Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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    February 10, 2011 at 7:08 PM

    I just have to say Yummy!!!!! Looks good and I cannot wait to make them with the kids this weekend. Thanks for all the great ideas. I am going to try the oreo/chocolate chip cookie today.

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    February 11, 2011 at 2:17 AM

    These look so good. I love oatmeal raisin cookies. These look wonderful.

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    [email protected]
    February 11, 2011 at 3:48 AM

    I’m not a big fan of raisins but I do love cookies. 🙂 Your pics are great!!

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    February 11, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    I have never chopped raisins for cookies, but I like that idea!

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    Miz Helen
    February 11, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    Hi Jo Anna,
    There is nothing better than an Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and yours look delicious. Thank you so much for bringing them to Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

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    deb duty
    February 11, 2011 at 8:41 PM

    Sound yummy and I love your stack of cookies!

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    Emily and Jaime at Everyday Art
    February 11, 2011 at 9:03 PM

    I love chewy oatmeal raisin cookies, problem is, I don’t have a good recipe. Until now. Thank you! 🙂

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    Dori Luke Designs
    February 14, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    My kids and I made these cookies last night (minus the raisins)…they were amazing!! Loved them..they were a huge hit! This is now my go-to recipe.
    ~Heather @

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    March 3, 2011 at 7:19 PM

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