Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies make a perfect breakfast when you have to go out fast on weekday mornings. So chewy, spiced with pumpkin spice and loaded with raisins, oatmeal and walnuts, these cookies make everyone’s taste buds satisfied.
After making these cookies like hundreds of times for different group of people, changing something in the recipe each time, I think I’ve found the best of it. In the first version, I didn’t use any nuts but I’ve discovered that nuts like almonds or walnuts make these even chewier and yummier. Also, I saw that using less butter doesn’t change anything in their texture or taste.
So I’m updating the recipe with my final adjustments and with two new photos.
Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are the first cookies my 18-month old son tasted and I can proudly say that he loved these! One of his favorite things these days is to learn new words and these cookies helped him say “kurabiye”, Turkish name for cookies. Well, he can already pronounce the word “cookies”. No idea how he acquired it. Most probably he heard it when his mom and dad were discussing on a cookie recipe.
The little one in the family loved these Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies so much that he asked for them to at breakfast with honeyed milk for three mornings and also to end up his lunch as a dessert. He even has a photo with his only favorite cookies. Follow me at instagram and see it if you haven’t yet! You can guess I didn’t want to make him fill his stomach with cookies when he had a scrumptious lunch like Stuffed Zucchini or Pumpkin Stew.
These are one of the chewiest cookies I’ve ever made! And I owe a lot to these cookies because they had another benefit on my precious son. Although I tried several methods to make him eat raisins, he didn’t like any. He loved the raisins in this cookies though. He even picked them in the cookies with his little fingers and enjoyed eating. You know raisins help prevent iron-deficiency anemia and in weight gain. So these cookies will definitely on top of my cookie list and will be making it quite often. I will increase the amount of raisins next time though. If your kid has such problems and you want him to eat raisins, do try this recipe with more raisins.
Making these Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies is so easy. I didn’t use any device to combine the ingredients. I just mix everything with my one hand, which I find easier. So it’s important that the butter is softened enough.
I didn’t make the cookies very large, so these ingredients made about 3 dozens of cookies. What can you do with that many cookies? You can take some to your students if you are a teacher like me. And it’s a great feeling when you hear that they all loved it and you can imagine how proud I felt when some of them told me that they wanted to give the recipe to their mom.
You can keep Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies in an airtight container for 4 days.
More oatmeal cookie recipes I’d love to try:
Chewy Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies on Ambitious Kitchen
Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies on The Batter Thickens
No-Bake Chocolate Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies on Julie’s Jazz
Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies on Rose and Ivy Journal
Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal Cookies on Two Peas and Their Pod
Yields 3 dozens
Chewy and soft oatmeal cookies bursting with pumpkin pie spice.
40 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
50 minTotal Time
- 60g butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup finely chopped walnut
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups oatmeal
- 1 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- In a large bowl, mix softened butter and sugar with a spatula until creamy.
- Whisk eggs in a separate bowl and pour it in the butter and sugar mixture. Add in vanilla extract and mix it well with a spatula. Add in finely chopped walnuts and stir.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice. Add the dry mixture to the wet. Combine well.
- Fold in oatmeal and raisins. Chill it for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350F (175C). Line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside.
- Drop 1 teaspoon of cookie dough on the baking sheet and bake for 9 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown. Don’t overbake these!
- Remove from oven and let them stay on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Place extra chocolate chips on each cookie when they are still warm.
- Then take them on a wire rack and let them completely cool down.
I added some goji berries too but it's not a must. You can add your favorite dried berries or use raisins only.