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Easy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These soft and chewy cookies are simple to make and can be modified easily with a variety of additional ingredients, so they're interesting every time.

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  • Servings: 18 to 24

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  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. In a large mixing bowl cream the butter, sugars and eggs with an electric beater until well combined, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the flour, baking soda, vanilla, sea salt and cinnamon and mix until just combined. Stir in the oats, raisins and optional walnuts, coconut and/or chocolate chips until just combined.
  4. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto an ungreased baking sheet, 9-12 cookies per sheet.
  5. Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes, or until they are slightly brown along the edges but still soft in the center.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer them to a baking sheet to finish cooling.

Make Ahead

Cookies may be stored for up to 3 days in an airtight container at room temperature. Freeze for up to 3 months.

Contributed By Photo © Kristen Stevens

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