Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies EVER

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Do you like oatmeal raisin cookies?! Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies?! Plain oatmeal cookies?! Well I do, and this recipe is so incredibly easy that you can bust these babies out in 15 minutes!

The dough is versatile so you can literally add anything you like (or nothing at all). Personally raisin oatmeal is my fave so today this is the recipe for just that!

In my recipe I don’t use an egg so that this recipe is vegan but feel free to do so if you do consume eggs. I use oil as a replacement but I’m going to give alternatives too!

Lets get right into it

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies:

Makes about 24 cookies.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine (I use vegan butter)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil** (1 egg if you consume eggs)
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins

**If you don’t want to use oil but still don’t want the egg here are some alternatives:

  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce.
  • 1/4 mashed banana (will give a slight banana taste!)
  • Mix 1 tablespoon of ground flax-seed with 3 tablespoons of water
  • Mix together 2 tablespoons of water, one teaspoon of vegetable oil and 2 teaspoons of baking powder

METHOD:

  • Preheat oven to 375F/190C and grease a cookie sheet, or place down parchment paper
  • Cover your raisins with boiling water. This will help make them plump.
  • In a bowl cream together your white and brown sugar with the butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the vanilla and oil and mix well together.
  • Add in the flour, baking soda and salt, stir, then add in the oats and mix well to combine.
  • Drain the water from the raisins and then add them to the mixture and combine.
  • Scoop 1 tablespoon of dough and form into a ball, place onto the cookie sheet and press lightly with your palm to flatten slightly.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cookies are golden-brown around the edges.
  • Cool for 10 minutes.
  • ENJOY!

I also added a few shredded coconut to the top of some cookies before putting them into the oven! Please feel free to replace raisins with chocolate chips, add nuts, spices or anything else you desire!

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I love these cookies, they’re crunchy, a little soft in the middle, full of juicy raisins and perfectly sweet!

My boyfriend likes these cookies too! I use him to taste test all of my recipes – and he is super picky, especially with sweeter foods so if he says these are good then I’m pretty sure they are good!

I hope you like this recipe, a video tutorial will be up on my YouTube channel soon – so subscribe to see that!

– Jade

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