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oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on baking rack

Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sara Garska
These oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookies are a classic old-fashioned treat -- just like Grandmother made them! They're easy to make, simply mix and bake!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
cooling time 1 hr 45 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 134 kcal


  • mixing bowl
  • mixing spoon
  • Cookie sheet or pan


Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • 1 cup raisins (or other dried fruit)
  • 1/2 cup pecans (or other chopped nuts)

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients with a spoon.
    stirring together oats, flour, and chocolate chips
  • Add the wet ingredients and stir until everything is mixed thoroughly.
    oatmeal chocolate chip cookie batter in mixing bowl
  • Scoop cookie dough onto a prepared cookie sheet.
    oatmeal cookie batter on baking sheet
  • Bake for 10 to 14 minutes, depending on size of cookie. Tablespoon-sized cookies like we made will take about 13-14 minutes.
  • When the cookies are lightly brown on top, remove from oven and transfer to wire rack to cool.
    oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookies on baking rack
  • Store in an airtight container.


Tips for Making the Best Oatmeal Cookies

Flour: The recipe calls for all-purpose flour. For this batch, I used Bob’s gluten-free flour and loved the results.
Oats: Use old-fashioned, whole, or rolled oats. Do NOT use quick, instant, or steel cut oats.
Goodies: I used raisins, pecans, and chocolate chips. Other ideas are dried cranberries and walnuts. The original recipe calls for 1 ½ cups of these add-ins. I bumped it up to 2 cups because the goodies are what I love the most about these cookies.
Size: You can make them whatever size you want. Just do all on the pan the same size. The batch in the pictures are about 2 tablespoons each and took 14 minutes to bake.
Oil: This recipe just said “oil.” Since I don’t use canola or vegetable oils, I used a “light-tasting” olive oil. This didn’t affect the taste at all since it doesn’t have the smell or taste of regular olive oil.
Shaping the cookies: Because the dough is loose and doesn’t stick tight together, these cookies are not uniform in shape. This is fine and part of their charm. The little pieces that stick out, get crunchy and delicious. 


Calories: 134kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 86mgPotassium: 66mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 20IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chocolate chip, cookies, oatmeal
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