These Oatmeal Raisin cookies are absolutely delicious. Delicious flavours of cinnamon and vanilla are perfect with the soft burst of raisins and oatmeal.
Lots of people feel that a cookie with raisins is some sort of punishment, pretending to be chocolate chip cookies until you bite into it and realise! These will blow that idea out of the water. Such a lovely recipe where a few little techniques will make them absolutely lovely.
The initial step is a very simple one but one that means the flavours of the vanilla are strongly throughout the raisins. You need to allow an hour or two to pre-soak the raisins or sultanas. You do this in a mixture of egg and vanilla. Pop it in the fridge and allow the goodness to soak into the raisins.
The smell of these cookies baking is just lovely. The scent of cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and oats combine to create the perfect smell. I love gifting these at Christmas time as they seem to have the perfect combination of flavours for that time of year.
This recipe makes a big batch of cookies, I use 3 trays which makes at least 40! You can also freeze some of the dough for another time. Be sure not to overcook, each oven is different and you will find if you are cooking two trays and once or just one the timing will differ. You want them to be just golden brown.
You can find many more cookie recipes here on my blog – all of them tested and perfected by me
Onto the recipe, so simple, just remember to allow time to pre-soak the raisins or sultanas.
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I was going to double this recipe but so glad I didn’t as I got 30 biscuits! Yummy and economical. Tastes similar to the Subway cookies but better. Thank you for the recipe!
So pleased you enjoyed them!
Barbara Bell says
So old fashioned oats is what we would have called rolled oats? Same as for anzac biscuits, etc?
Yes, rolled oats.
Lyn Marshall says
Great recipe. The grandchildren love them. I have made them four times.
Hi, why are some of your recipes in grams and other bits of the recipe in cups, very confusing.
I am based in New Zealand and we use cups, I am working through my recipes to add grams as well. In some cases the recipes that are family ones I have converted from ounces to grams. Grams are a universal unit of measurement so you should be able to convert them once I have done this.
Would these work using marg to make them dairy free or would something like coconut oil be better?
I have not tested either sorry.
I made a double batch and it was gone in 3 days! Best cookie recipe with oats. I will definitely make this again. Thanks Anna
Jean Mason says
I dont like any dried fruit would the receipe work with just chocolate and/or nuts
Yes it will work with nuts or chocolate chips.
I love oatmeal cookies and yours sound great!
Just a Mum says
Thanks, they are so tasty 🙂
Danielle L says
A great tip about soaking the raisins, I’ve never done that before. It would help prevent getting the burnt ones on the edges! Thanks.
Just a Mum says
A very clever Just a Mum reader doubled this recipe & turned it into a slice! Yum 🙂