Warm, soft oatmeal cookies fresh from the oven are the perfect winter treat! Shared below are a step-by-step recipe and video tutorial for the best oatmeal cookies. These easy oatmeal cookies taste like a cozy, blanket-wrapped afternoon and will make your home smell deliciously of vanilla, cinnamon, and cloves.
I just know your family will love these oatmeal cookies as much as mine does!
How to Make the Best Oatmeal Cookies
These chewy oatmeal cookies are one of the most delicious cookie recipes you’ll find! They are perfect for Christmas, work parties or teacher luncheons, sharing with friends, and of course, enjoying at home with milk or tea. Here’s what to do!
Step 1: Make the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough
The simple combination of old-fashioned oats, flour, sugars, and spices results in classic oatmeal raisin cookies that will vanish off the cooling rack right before your eyes!
Take time to soak the raisins in the vanilla and eggs. It’s the secret to flavorful, moist oatmeal cookies.
Related: How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract
Of course, you could replace the raisins with chocolate chips if that is more your style! Or, add both…why choose?
Step 2: Place the Dough on a Parchment-Lined Cookie Sheet
Step 3: Bake the Cookies
For chewy, soft oatmeal cookies, bake for 8–10 minutes. Be careful not to overcook!
Can I Freeze Cookies?
Freezing cookies is an easy, tasty way to be prepared for unexpected company and sugar cravings! After your baked cookies have cooled completely, place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze until solid.
When the cookies are frozen, place them in a plastic container (these ones are my absolute favorite for freezing cookies) with a piece of parchment paper between each layer. Alternatively, you could layer frozen cookies in a gallon-sized plastic bag. With proper storage, most cookies can be stored in the freezer for up to three months.
To thaw frozen cookies, simply remove them from the container and allow them to sit on a plate at room temperature before serving.
Are Oatmeal Cookies Healthy?
While oatmeal cookies may contain more fiber and nutrients than a chocolate chip cookie, a cookie is still a cookie! I do like to tease that oatmeal cookies are a perfectly suitable breakfast choice, but the truth? Best enjoyed with moderation!
More Cookie Recipes
- Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Christmas Lights Cookies
- S’mores Cookies
- Candy Cane Cookies
- Chocolate Reindeer Cookies
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- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon cloves
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- Prepare the raisins by soaking them in the vanilla and egg for 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream the butter and sugars until soft and fluffy.
- Sift the flour, spices, baking soda, and baking powder into the creamed butter mixture.
- Stir in the raisin mixture and the rolled oats. Mix well.
- Use a cookie scoop to transfer the dough onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
- Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 8–10 minutes. Do not overcook.
- Cool for 5–10 minutes on cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack.
Store cooled cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1-week.