Classic Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies

Classic Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies

Loaded with old fashioned oats and bursts of raisins, these cookies are so easy to make. The brown sugar adds a lovely caramel flavor and produces a deliciously soft and chewy cookie.

1 hr total time

25 mins active time


Makes 12



  • 4 oz unsalted butter

    at room temperature

  • ½ cup (3½ oz) dark brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup (2 oz) white sugar
  • 1 large egg

    at room temperature

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup (3½ oz) all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp ground ginger
  • 1½ cups (4 oz) old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup (5 oz) raisins


  • 1Beat the butter and sugar on high speed for 2 minutes, or until pale.
  • 2Beat on medium speed until combined.
  • 3Beat on medium speed until combined.
  • 4Beat on low speed until just combined.
  • 5Insert the wire rack into position 5. Meanwhile, continue to the next step.
  • 6Line the pizza pan with parchment paper. Measure out 12 x ¼ cups of dough and roll into balls. Evenly space 6 balls on the pan and press to flatten slightly.
  • 7Once preheated, place the pan in the oven and start the timer.
  • 8The cookies should be lightly browned. If not, give it a bit more.
  • 9Stand on the pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 10Cook the remaining dough.
  • 11Check the cookies are ready. If not, give it a bit more.
  • 12Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.