The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with crispy edges, chewy center and delicious flavor. Bar none, simply the best.

The Best Oatmeal Raisin CookiesI always smile when I see a recipe with ‘The Best” in the title because how can you say something is the best? Isn’t it subjective? Well let me tell you something, these are the best.

The method to making these cookies may surprise you as it’s not conventional. After testing and making so many batches of cookies, I found it took an unconventional method to deliver the very best cookie that was delicious and somewhat addictive.

This was my goal…

  • Crispy and crunchy on the edges
  • Not so crunchy that it crumbles all over the place
  • A chewy center to counter the crispy edge
  • Lots of raisins for that chew
  • Easy to make not requiring a mixer
  • Flavor

Did I accomplish them? Yes. Yes, I did.

Here’s the how to…

The Best Oatmeal Raisin CookiesIn a small saucepan, melt the butter and stir in the raisins and oatmeal. Set aside to cool while you gather your remaining ingredients.

In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, add the eggs, sugars, and  vanilla. Whisk until thoroughly combined. It starts out thick but don’t worry, it all comes together.

Add the oat mixture along with the flour mixture and mix with a wooden spoon until everything is combined.

The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Scoop the dough and place onto a baking sheet that is lined with parchment. The scoop I use measures 2 tablespoons and creates golf ball sized rounds. Space about 2 inches apart.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 12 – 15 minutes.

The Best Oatmeal Raisin CookiesLet cool on rack. I bet that will only be a few minutes because you will be tempted to dive in right away. Who could blame you?

The dough can be scooped and placed in a freezer bag for later use. Want just a few to satisfy your sweet tooth? Set the toaster oven to 350 degrees and bake! You may need to add a minute or two to the baking time.

Tools you’ll need to make these delicious oatmeal cookies:

  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Scoop
  • Bowl
  • Spatula
  • Whisk
  • Cooling rack

You’ll also love cookies:

  • Natalie’s ultimate almond biscotti
  • Chocolate crinkle cookies
  • Anisette Toasts
  • Thick chewy chocolate chip cookies
  • Thick and chewy peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

Life is too short for mediocre food.

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