These Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are soft and chewy and have been a part of my life since childhood.  Nothing fancy or complicated, just pure homemade goodness - a classic cookie.
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Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are soft and chewy and have been a part of my life since childhood. Nothing fancy or complicated, just pure homemade goodness - a classic cookie.
Author: Lisa Kerhin

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup 1 stick plus 6 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt optional
  • 3 cups Old Fashioned Quaker® Oats uncooked
  • 1 cup raisins or dried cranberries

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  • In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients, mixing after each addition until combined.
  • With a wooden spoon, fold in the oats and raisins until combined.
  • Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 -2 minutes on cookie sheets before removing to a wire cooling rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.
  • Recipe from Quaker Oats