Chewy oatmeal raisin cookies with a soft center and crispy edges made with old fashioned rolled oats. These cookies are the perfect balance of cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter.
Keyword: cookies, oatmeal cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, old fashioned oatmeal cookies
Servings: 283-inch cookies
Author: Chef Sara Furcini
baking sheet trays
1 3/4cupall-purpose flour
1 1/4cuppacked light brown sugar
1 1/2sticksunsalted butterat room temperature (75°F)
2largeeggs plus 1 egg yolk
3cupsold fashioned rolled oats(do not use quick cooking oats)
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.
In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, add the brown and white sugars along with the semi-soft butter. You can microwave the butter for 5 seconds on the "defrost" setting to speed this along.
Cream the butter and sugar on the medium setting until well combined, 2 minutes.
Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Add half the flour mixture and mix on low for 5 seconds. Add the remaining half and mix for 15 seconds on low until just combined.
Remove the paddle attachment and add the oats and raisins. Use a spatula to scrape and fold until the dough is thick and sticky. Refrigerate (see notes).
Use a measuring cup or spring-loaded scoop to drop 3-inch size balls onto the prepared baking sheets 3-inches apart. Flatten slightly with your palm. Bake for 13-14 minutes, until the edges are slightly brown -- rotate trays halfway through.
Once the dough is formed, I recommend refrigerating for about 30 minutes if you have time. If the dough is cool, bake for 14 minutes. Short on time? Then bake right away but cut your baking time down to 12-13 minutes.Make Ahead: You can store the dough for up to 2 days in the refrigerator with excellent results (my favorite). Remove the dough 1-2 hours prior to baking for 14 minutes.Chocolate Chip Variation: If you don't like raisins and want to substitute chocolate chips, reduce the cinnamon to 1/4 tsp and proceed with the recipe as written.