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Chewy Crispy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

April  4, 2013
4 Ratings
  • Makes about 30 cookies
Author Notes

For me, two things are true. First, it is tough to beat a good oatmeal raising cookie. Second, it's even tougher to find a recipe that strikes the right chewy/crispy balance and doesn't taste like a health biscuit. After lots of hunting and tweaking (LOTS), this is my formula for success, every time. It's the brown sugar. —lisina

What You'll Need
  • 2 sticks of butter at room temp
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups AP flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins, the plumpest you can find
  1. Heat oven to 375.
  2. With a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter with the brown sugar. When the mix is fluffy and relatively uniform, add the vanilla and then the eggs while mixing, one at a time.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together the dry ingredients, then add to the butter mixture in three batches, while mixing until just incorporated. Mix in the raisins.
  4. Scoop the dough onto a cookie sheet lined with a silpat. Scoops should be about the size of a golf ball and eight should fit perfectly on a half sheet pan if you stagger them.
  5. Bake for 15-17 minutes depending on the strength of your oven. The cookies should be nice and golden, when you take them from the oven. The inside will still be soft.

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7 Reviews

[email protected] November 30, 2021
A little salty and too much nutmeg for my palate. Actually they turned out a little too cakey, also. Kind of disappointing. I wanted them to be both crispy and chewy as the title stated. Unfortunately I found them to be neither.
Susan C. October 12, 2021
Too salty!
Nancy64 May 2, 2020
Really really good. In my Wolf wall oven, they cook for 13 minutes to perfection. Also I used 1 tsp salt.
Nancy64 May 2, 2020
Really really good. In my Wolf wall oven, they cook for 13 minutes to perfection.
Marilyn C. January 15, 2018
These cookies have become my very favourite❣️ Really easy to make and if you like crunchy, then these are the ticket👍🏻❗️
Hadley T. September 8, 2016
did you mean one Tablespoon of salt?
SunBunny January 10, 2014
Great tips!