The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

In my experience, raisins tend to separate people into one of two camps: either you like them or you can’t stand them. I happen to be one of those people in the “like them” camp, and oatmeal raisin cookies are one of my favorite ways to eat them (chocolate covered is the other). If you’re in the “don’t like them” camp,you could always try these Cake Batter Cookies! Another option is to omit the cinnamon and nutmeg and replace the raisins with chocolate chips (if you try it, let me know!)


I have been trying to concoct the perfect oatmeal raisin cookie for a long time, but no matter what I did they just didn’t seem perfect. There were some that spread too much and others that didn’t spread at all. One batch seemed like it was almost nothing but oats and another hardly had any. Who knew oatmeal raisin cookies could be so difficult? These cookies were stubborn, but I finally cracked the code! They are so soft, chewy, and delectable. Just looking at these pictures makes me want to get in the kitchen and bake another batch! I mean, how can you say no to this (try these dunked in almond milk-delicious!):


Before you get baking, I want to add a note on the nutmeg. I used fresh ground nutmeg, but, of course, you can always use the already ground stuff. We typically use the already ground stuff, but, while shopping in Gatlinburg, our cousin bought Ashley and I a little bag of whole nutmeg for our birthday (Thank You! 🙂 ). Whichever one you have in your house will work!


Enough talking, it’s time to get baking! Here is the Perfect Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe:


1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 Tbs molasses

3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks), softened

1 egg

2 tsp vanilla

2 1/2 cups oats

1 1/4 cups flour

3/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

1 cup raisins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Cream the granulated sugar, brown sugar, and butter until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the egg, molasses, and vanilla. Mix until well combined.
  4. Stir in the dry ingredients.
  5. Add the raisins and mix until just combined.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
  7. Enjoy!!

Don’t forget to take a peek at my video on how to make these cookies before you go!

I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as I did!

Have questions, or comments? Let me know in the comments below, via email (, on instagram (@unchartedbakers), or on Facebook (@unchartedbakers).

Have a spectacular week! See you next time! 🙂

-Georgia 🙂


  1. Rosie

    September 26, 2016 at 10:36 am

    These sound delicious – I’ve made raisin cookies before, but not tried oatmeal as well. I think I fall into the raisin-lover camp, I chuck them into carrot cake, fridgecake and all sorts of other things too… plus, it makes things a tiny bit healthier!

    1. Georgia

      September 26, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      You must try them with oats! Plus you get 2 doses of healthy-oats and raisins 🙂

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