BEST Chewy Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

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The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies!

Crispy edges, chewy center, cinnamon tasty, and delicious brown sugar sweetness! Need I say more? The rich cinnamon and raisin smell will make your home smell like a bake shop in just 10 minutes! Get your milk ready and let’s dunk these babies for a sweet afternoon treat. Let’s not limit ourselves- I find cookies appropriate ANY time of the day. Right? With all the raisins and oatmeal you can consider these a HEALTH FOOD ;). I give your permission. Spoil yourself with these sweet delicious cookies ASAP. You are welcome!

If you are looking for classic Italian Style Cookies try these: Soft AMARETTI Cookies Sardinian Recipe , Simple Italian Wedding Cookies (Anginetti), or Basic Italian Biscotti (Cantucci) Dough

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For this recipe I use the OLD FASHIONED ROLLED OAT variety and they are a MUST !! If you use quick oats the texture and taste will change. Rolled oats (old-fashioned), are the oat groats steamed and rolled into flakes. This means the oils are stabilized, and the oats stay fresh longer. This makes them perfect for baking (example: these cookies) and, also, for making a more hearty oatmeal porridge.


So, it turns out raisins aren’t just for old people!

Raisins contain healthy vitamins and minerals. They are fat-free, cholesterol-free, high in antioxidants, and an excellent source of fiber. (source:

Raisins may help:
– relieve constipation
– prevent anemia
– build and maintain strong bones
– protect your teeth
– lower your risk of cancer and heart disease

P.S If you really are opposed to raisins sub for chocolate chips! I won’t tell the health police.

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What makes these cookies “Perfect”

  • Moist and tender centers
  • Slight crisp on the edges
  • Sweetened with brown sugar (makes them moist and rich in flavor)
  • Loaded with oats
  • Studded with raisins
  • Cinnamon spiced
  • Buttery flavor
oatmeal- raisin cookies with bite

Afternoon Cookie Story

Growing up my mamma worked full time and I was the one home when my younger sister got home from school. I often made snacks for her and her friends when they came to our home. I would make anything from cookies and milkshakes to panini and eggs on toast. Homemade cookies were one of my favorites to make. I would make them in one bowl to keep the mess to a minimum since I knew I needed to clean my own mess. These cookies are also ONE BOWL AND EASY PEASY– because I made them when I was a a young teenager.

As a mother with grade school children of my own I am grateful that my work schedule allows me to be home when they get home from school. One of my favorite things to make as an after school snack are THE SAME EASY COOKIES! I’ve since perfected the recipe to make them 100% PERFECT. I know your children and ANYONE who tries them will love them too!

Made with Amore,


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Eat Cookies and Live a Happy Life!

Mangia! Mangia!



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oatmeal- raisin cookies on plate

BEST Chewy Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

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Crispy edges, chewy center, cinnamon tasty, and delicious brown sugar sweetness! Need I say more? Get your milk ready and let’s dunk these babies for a sweet treat.

  • Total Time: 20 min
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


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  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) butter, softened
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (136 grams) all purpose flour
  • 1 cup (90 grams) Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (70 grams) raisins (or chocolate chips)


  1.  Preheat oven to  350 F
  2. In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar: use a hand or stand mixer to cream the softened butter with sugar until smooth, about 2 minutes on medium speed. Add egg and vanilla then mix on high for about 1 minute until incorporated. In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt stir to combine. Pour dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Combine together on low speed. Add the extras: Beat in the oats and raisins     (or chocolate chips) on low speed. Dough will be a little thick and sticky.
  3. Refrigerate the cookie dough for 30-60 minutes and up to 24 hours. 
  4. Roll cookie dough into balls and place on a lined baking sheet (use parchment paper). Roll balls of dough (about 2 !/2 tablespoons of dough per cookie) and place 2 inches apart on the baking sheets. I use a soup spoon or a cookie medium size scoop. 
  5.  Bake the cookies at 350°F (177°C) for 10-13 minutes until lightly browned. The cookies might look under-baked, but they will continue to set as they cool. This is the secret to a soft and chewy oatmeal raisin cookie!


– Freeze up to 1 one month

– Store dough in fridge up to 5 days before baking

  • Author: Elena
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Category: Sweet/ Dessert
  • Method: American
  • Cuisine: American

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My dream is to share delicious wholesome recipes that you will share around the table with all your loved ones. The memories surrounded by food are the heart and soul of CucinaByElena.

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