Why These Oatmeal Chocolate chip and Raisin Cookies are the best
The best oatmeal chocolate chip and raisin cookies recipe is right here! So soft and chewy just typing this out I can already smell them. I love the smell of my house when I’ve just baked cookies.
I love a good cookie but if I can add heather ingredients in them like some oats and raisins I am all over it! Some people don’t like raisins and if that’s the case, just use the chocolate chips but let me tell you having both raisins and chocolate chips is what makes these so darn delicious.
Homemade Cookies are so Good
Although I love almost any cookie, nothing beats a soft, chewy, delicious homemade cookie. Your house smells wonderful, and it’s a great way to spend quality time with your family.
My boys are 10 and 12 and still love helping me make cookies. One day when they grow up, I hope it’ll be a memory they’ll share with their kids. This time of year is great for making homemade cookies, take them to your parties, family dinner, and pot lucks. Everyone loves a good cookie. I really hope you enjoy this deliciously soft and chewy oatmeal chocolate chip and a raisin cookie recipe. Get ready to re-fill your cookie jars, these are a hit!
Growing up my Mom wasn’t much of a baker, she is an amazing cook but I don’t have many memories of her baking. I can remember a few Portuguese treats that she would make once in a while but there weren’t many. She is however the best cook around. My cooking skills definitely come from her that’s for sure.
My grandpa is however an amazing baker, he owned a bakery for many years and was always making some fresh bread or amazing desserts. My family and I used always to drive down to Bristol in Rhode Island where my grandpa lived, it was such a long drive but most times when we’d arrive my grandpa would be busy at work in the bakery so that would be our first stop once we got to Bristol.
I used to love going to the bakery to help him, I remember bagging the fresh Portuguese buns, I remember us having some with melted butter since they were still warm from the big ovens. My favorite thing he made had to be the donuts, they were so good. My grandma used to fill them with jelly and decorate them. Those were some of my best memories.
Grandpa is also an amazing cook! I think my baking skill come from him though. I don’t think I ever remember him making oatmeal chocolate chip cookies though, maybe I should share this recipe with him.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 cups quick oats (or big flaked oats)
- ½ cup raisins
- 1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
In a mixing bowl cream butter, brown sugar, and white sugar together until smooth and mixed well.
Beat in eggs, then stir in your vanilla.
Combine flour, baking soda, and salt, stir into the butter mixture until just blended. Remember to not over mix the dough.
Mix in quick oats, raisins, and chocolate chips.
Bake on a baking sheet for 10-13 minutes in the oven with parchment paper or a cookie baking tray. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet before transferring or eating!
Storing or Freezing Your Oatmeal and Chocolate Chip cookies
Another great thing about this recipe is that you can freeze your dough and save it for later and they’ll still taste so good. If you want to freeze your dough separate your dough into small cookie-sized balls and place them onto your baking sheet, freezings them then place them in a freezer bag or freezer-safe container. You’ll be able to bake them from frozen, they’ll just need a little extra baking time. They will be good in the freezer for up to 3 months.
You can store these cookies on the counter in a covered container for up to 7 days and they’ll be nice and fresh. If you can keep these soft and chewy oatmeal raisin cookies on your counter for 7 days I’ll be impressed and the willpower in your house.
Cholocalte Chip and Raisin Cookie Tips
If your Cookies are Too Dry
If your cookies are too dry adjust your baking time by a few minutes, over baking them can make them a bit dry. It’s hard to pinpoint the exact timing since ovens vary in temperature.
If your Cookies Aren’t Chewy
If you find your cookies aren’t chewing it could be two things, one, you need a little more butter or two, you mixed your dough too much. You want to mix your dough until it’s a good soft texture but over-mixing sometimes messes up your consistency when it bakes. I’m not sure why but it’s something I’ve noticed through the years.
Enjoy Your Oatmeal Chocolate Chip And Raisin Cookies
There’s nothing better than smelling freshly baked cookies in your house. I hope you love this recipe and come back for more healthy recipes and tips!