Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are made even more delicious with the addition of Raisinets.

Last week I decided that I’m getting old. Older and progressively more anxious. Which is a problem because I’m already pretty darn anxious. I’m sure you’ve come across posts on Buzzfeed that read 1000 Thoughts Every Anxious Girl Has – yep, that’s me – each and every single last one of them.

Last week I thought it would be a great idea to take a road trip to Columbus with a friend. In my brain, the 3-hour drive each way sounded like a excellent idea. Three hours of chatting and catching up was just what I needed this week. Although, let’s be clear here, I wasn’t going to be the one to do the driving because I hate to drive outside of my 10 mile radius comfort zone. But we were absolutely going to be taking my car because I really like my car.

All was well on the way down, even though we left at ridiculous o’clock. We had to leave so early that I didn’t even sleep the night before. Great idea for embarking on a 3 hour drive, right? Then… then we hit typical Columbus traffic. It put us so behind schedule that I had to simply drop my friend at her appointment for her to be on time. This forced ME to park my car in downtown Columbus during rush hour.

I think I drove around the block 18 times looking for a spot because I just can’t do parking garages. Then my phone fell between the seats and I got lost due to my GPS-enabled phone being hidden in the depths of my car. I would’ve been able to hear Siri’s cheery instructions had I not muted her annoying navigation voice halfway through our drive. I finally found my way and a spot after about 40 minutes and repeatedly telling (read: yelling) at myself to get a grip. This is so typically ME, I can’t even begin to tell you.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Photo on MyBakingAddiction.comGuys, it was a terrible experience. If you are an anxious type, you totally feel my pain right now. My palms were so sweaty that I had to literally wipe them on a stack of napkins, and my eye started to twitch. A coincidence? I think not. Basically I came home, took an epic three-hour nap, and upon waking only wanted to rock myself gently in the corner while dipping cookies in wine.

Which leads me to these Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. They’re chewy, delicious, and flecked with chocolate covered raisins because how else to make oatmeal raisin cookies better than with chocolate?

I came up with the idea for these babies in my delirium as we drove back from Columbus. I don’t know why or where they came from in my exhausted, anxious state, I just knew I had to make them immediately… or at least when my eye stopped twitching.

There’s something about baking that calms me. The measuring, pouring, and stirring calm my frayed nerves better than any mood-altering drug can. (At least while I’m still breastfeeding, anyway.) Putting together these delish morsels of chocolately, oatmeal goodness put me back to rights.

They’re a great cookie to welcome Fall, and your babies home from school at the end of the day. They’re also really great for eating your feelings. I promise.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes


1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature (I used Challenge Butter)
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons homemade pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups quick or old fashioned oatmeal
1 1/2 cups Raisinets


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Add in oats and Raisinets and mix until incorporated.

4. Use a medium cookie scoop (about 1 1/2 tablespoons) to drop dough onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Allow cookies to sit on cookie sheets for about 5 minutes before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.


Oatmeal Raisin Cookies will store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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42 Responses to “Oatmeal Raisin Cookies”

  1. IFeelCook — October 1, 2014 at 12:20 am

    So yummy! Welcome fall. I’m a super fan of your pumpkin bread and I’ve made it every fall since you published it. I think I’m going to be a huge fan of these cookies too ^_^ I am also an anxious girl so I understand you very well ;) Such a stressful trip!

    • Jamie — October 1st, 2014 at 9:31 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. Natalie (Paper & Birch) — October 1, 2014 at 12:31 am

    haha, wow I coulda written that post. That’s me to a T. LOL. I’m glad that something so yummy came outta your delirium :)

    • Jamie — October 1st, 2014 at 9:31 pm

      I’m so glad I’m not alone, Natalie! Thanks so much for stopping by.

  3. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — October 1, 2014 at 3:03 am

    Classic oatmeal raisin cookies are such a special thing. Love this!

    • Jamie — October 1st, 2014 at 9:29 pm

      Thanks so much for visiting, Katrina!

  4. Tiffany — October 1, 2014 at 8:42 am

    So, this is a genius idea! Love it and can’t wait to bake these really soon! Sorry you had a bad day in Columbus. I hate driving in busy downtowns if I am not familiar with the area. I would have acted just like you.

    • Jamie — October 1st, 2014 at 9:29 pm

      I’m glad I’m not the only one! Thanks for visiting Tiffany!


  5. Melanie @ Carmel Moments — October 1, 2014 at 8:46 am

    It’s been way too long since I’ve had a good oatmeal raisin cookie! Now I’m hungry. Please tell me I can eat these for breakfast. ;)
    Have a beautiful Wednesday!

    • Jamie — October 1st, 2014 at 9:27 pm

      Cookies for breakfast are always a good idea! Thanks for stopping by Melanie!


  6. Jen @ Baked by an Introvert — October 1, 2014 at 9:04 am

    I’m sorry you were so stressed out. I’m an anxious person too so I completely understand how stressful certain situations can be. At least you were to self soothe with these delightful looking cookies!

    • Jamie — October 1st, 2014 at 9:26 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Jen!


  7. I have to laugh — you beat me to it, I was just on the grocery store checkout line yesterday eying the raisinettes and got the brilliant idea to make cookies with them! These look amazing :)

    • Jamie — October 1st, 2014 at 9:25 pm

      Great minds think alike! Thanks for stopping by.


  8. Jaime — October 1, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    OMG I am so glad I clicked on this entry! I am so intrigued by the use of Raisinets. Can’t wait to try this!

    • Jamie — October 1st, 2014 at 9:24 pm

      I hope you get the chance to make them. Thanks for visiting.


  9. Medha @ Whisk & Shout — October 1, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    These are adorable! Oatmeal raisin is my fave… I’m that girl :)

    • Jamie — October 1st, 2014 at 9:28 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Medha!

  10. Amy @ Chew Out Loud — October 2, 2014 at 12:28 am

    This was so funny. Only because I am that girl, too. Trying to navigate an unfamiliar and busy downtown without GPS is a nightmare for me. In my anxiety, I drive over curbs and other stuff like that ;) But baking…it totally soothes my nerves. I sooo get it! Oh, and the chocolate raisin cookies are calling my name.

    • Jamie — October 2nd, 2014 at 11:02 am

      Thanks for visiting Amy!


  11. You just made oatmeal raisin cookies something I would actually eat! They sound wonderful!
    I hate stressful trips! Glad you managed to make it home safe!

    • Jamie — October 2nd, 2014 at 1:18 pm

      Thanks for visiting, Erin!

  12. susan // the wimpy vegetarian — October 2, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Oatmeal raisin cookies are one of my favorites! I love that you added pumpkin spice to them – so perfect for fall :-)

    • Jamie — October 2nd, 2014 at 1:18 pm

      I pretty much add pumpkin pie spice to allthethings! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  13. Becca from It's Yummi! — October 2, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Pumpkin pie spice, for the win, and chocolate covered raisins, too? I want ’em ALL! :)

    • Jamie — October 2nd, 2014 at 2:57 pm

      I am obsessed with the stuff! Thanks so much for visiting.

  14. Diane {Created by Diane} — October 2, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    oatmeal yumminess at it’s best in these beauties!

    • Jamie — October 2nd, 2014 at 2:56 pm

      Thank so much for stopping by, Diane! :)

  15. That sounds EXTREMELY hellish — poor you! But at least the trip inspired a yummy cookie, right? :-)

    • Jamie — October 2nd, 2014 at 2:56 pm

      It was super hellish! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  16. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — October 2, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Oatmeal raisin cookies are a favorite around here! Yours look perfect!

    • Jamie — October 2nd, 2014 at 2:55 pm

      Thanks so much, Jessica!

  17. Diane Macaluso — October 2, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    I laughed out loud at your description of yourself because it describes my anxiety about driving and losing my beloved phone GPS to a tee! I can’t wait to try this recipe.It’s good to know I have a soul sister out there!

    • Jamie — October 2nd, 2014 at 7:50 pm

      I’m so happy to hear that I am not alone, Diane! :)

  18. Heide Kemink — October 2, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    I am so going to make these, after I make the pumpkin pie spice mix. Yum! I am married to Mr. anxiety so I know how it is. I just read an article about probiotics and anxiety. I went to costco and bought a gigantic box and he is giving it a try. Can’t hurt.

    • Jamie — October 2nd, 2014 at 7:51 pm

      Clearly I need that giant box of probiotics as well – let me know how it goes! :) Thanks for stopping by!

  19. Christiane — October 2, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    I am so sorry about how the trip turned out! I love road trips but know they can turn horrible very quickly, especially if one gets lost. I think you did an awesome job of recovering by creating these cookies. They look delicious.

    • Jamie — October 3rd, 2014 at 10:50 am

      Thanks for visiting Christiane!


  20. Mandi Moore — October 12, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    These cookies are fantastic! The only problem I had with them was they came out flat and don’t look a thing like the picture…not sure what I did wrong, but still really good!

    • Jamie — October 12th, 2014 at 6:21 pm

      I could be the oven temperature or something like that. I’m glad you liked the cookies.


  21. Diana — August 13, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Dear Jamie, thank you for this recipe. Just wondering if these cookies are supposed to be soft and cake-like? Or are they supposed to be crunchy type? 
    I followed your recipe, except I reduced some of the sugars amount, and the cookies turned out soft and cake-like after cooled. Baked them 10-11 mins each batch. Could over mixing of the flour near the end cause this? 

    • Jamie — August 18th, 2015 at 2:03 pm

      These cookies are pretty chewy – definitely not crisp. I hope that helps.

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