The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe You’ve Ever Tried

They’re chewy, they’re moist, and they’ve been compared crack. And now you can bake these delicious treats in your very own home:


  • 1 c (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 c firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c bread flour (yes, BREAD flour. this is important.)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (I use Penzey’s Vietnamese cassia, very strong stuff.)
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 3 c oatmeal, uncooked
  • 2 c raisins

Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Beat together butter and sugars in stand mixer with flat blade. Add egg, egg yolk, milk and vanilla; beat well. In separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add flour mixture slowly to batter; mix well. Stir in oats and raisins; mix well. Using ice cream scoop, drop batter onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Chill in refrigerator for at least an hour. Bake 14-17 minutes in a 350°F oven. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack. Makes 24 cookies.

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