Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

So I have a confession to make, I have already had pumpkin spice coffee, and it is only the middle of August. But boy was it good! :) You see a local coffee shop had bottles of pumpkin spice out the other day for sale to preview the upcoming fall drinks. I thought maybe the flavor would make the weather cooler! Or I just wanted it, either way, it was in the 60′s this morning! So I think it worked. ;)

It also got me in the mood for fall and all of the smells and tastes that go along with fall. One of those smells and tastes that is so prominent is cinnamon, and one of my favorite things containing cinnamon? Oatmeal raisin cookies!

For me, the best oatmeal raisin cookies have to have three qualities: 1) They must be chewy. 2) They must not be too sweet, so that you can taste the nuttiness of the oats. 3) They must have lots of cinnamon and a hint of nutmeg. Guess what? These cookies have all three! Hello triple batch! Especially since my husband offered to “taste test” and ended up eating more than a couple! Here’s to looking forward to all of the goodness of fall! :)

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Yield: 18 cookies

Ingredients

  • 5 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1/3 C brown sugar
  • 1/4 C sugar or granulated sugar substitute
  • 2 tbsp non-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 C all-purpose flour or whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 C quick (not instant) oats
  • 2/3 C raisins
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugars on medium speed. Add in yogurt, egg, and vanilla. Beat until creamy.
  3. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add to creamed butter. Beat until well-combined. Stir in oats and raisins.
  4. Drop dough by heaping tablespoon onto cooking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges just start to turn light golden brown. Do not over bake.
  5. Allow cookies to cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheet before transferring to wire rack to cool completely. Store cookies in an airtight container.
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Comments

  1. These look like the perfect texture. I agree on all three necessities! You have good taste in cookies. :)

  2. I am always, always, ALWAYS on the hunt for a new oatmeal raisin cookie! They are actually my FAVORITE cookie in the world. Better than anything peanut butter or chocolate chip! Hard to believe, I know! What a great version – love all of the oats and the addition of yogurt!

  3. I am alwaaaaaays welcoming fall and winter–they’re my favorite seasons! (How can anyone like this heat!?) so I’m positively stoked to break out the pumpkin + gingerbread coffees and super scrumptious, comforting oatmeal cookies! These looks so perfect and chewy, Jessica!

  4. JulieD says:

    These cookies look wonderful!!

  5. I am so craving oatmeal raisin cookies now! This recipe is perfect because I prefer chewier cookies :)

  6. Steph says:

    Oatmeal raisin are my favorite! Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to try your recipe :)

  7. You’ve already have pumpkin something? Haha. I love it! We’re having fall weather over here. It was 57 degrees today! I felt like breaking out the canned pumpkin today but I’ll try to hold out a little longer.

    These cookies look awesome! I love that you can used whole wheat flour. :) And chewy is the only way to go with cookies!

  8. ITheeCook says:

    I really really want these right now! I want fall to.

  9. My hubbies fave!

  10. These look yummy! They look like they would pair lovely with that pumpkin coffee your talking about haha love that we both have had that craving this summer for pumpkin. like my post today haha
    Thank you for this awesome recipe!

  11. Oatmeal raisin cookies are my husbands favorite! Of course, I would never turn one down either ;)

  12. Medeja says:

    Oatmeal raisin cookies are so addictive! And yours look especially addictive :)

  13. It’s been cooler in the mornings here in Ohio too, and I have been craving pumpkin spice lattes…and now one of these cookies too!

  14. I love oatmeal raisin cookies…they are my favorite!!!

  15. Ez Cookbook says:

    Wow I can feel the chewness on seeing your clicks… Love to have them all…

    http://www.ezcookbook.net

  16. Mmmmm, pumpkin :) These cookies look like the perfect texture too – although I can never get behind raisins over chocolate chips…I might have to use both ;)

  17. Guru Uru says:

    You make perfect cookies, my final declaration :D
    These look exquisite!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  18. These look like the perfect cookie!

  19. Jenn Kendall says:

    looks like the perfect oatmeal raisin cookie! i’m so jealous you already had a pumpkin spice coffee, i cannot wait to have one :)

  20. These look absolutely heavenly Jessica!!

  21. Ok, now you’ve got me crave pumpkin spice coffee… Love these cookies!

  22. Emily says:

    Oh fall you cannot come soon enough. It is my favorite season and pumpkin spice coffee is probably the number one reason why.

  23. There`s never a bad time for one of these!

  24. Those look like absolutely perfect oatmeal cookies!!!!

  25. Bec says:

    Oatmeal cookies are like the bane of my existence. Once I have one, I find I have to have six or seven. They are the most amazing thing in existence. And there is never a bad time to have them. Recipe bookmarked for the future :)

  26. Bec says:

    Also I forgot to say I nominated you for a beautiful blogger award over on my blog :)

  27. Everyone seems to be in such a rush for fall to get here. Maybe because it’s been such an unusually brutal summer. I adore everything autumn and as soon as we get back from our late August summer vacation, it will be all pumpkin and cinnamon and spice all the time at my place. But not just yet… :)

  28. Yuuuuuuum. Yes pleas, I’ll take two!

  29. Shelley says:

    Your killing me this morning!! I want these too!! Have a great weekend!!

  30. i loooove oatmeal cookies + these look just wonderful! i might substitute chocolate chips for the raisins, because i love chocolate chip + oatmeal together, but otherwise, i’ll take ‘em just the way they are!

  31. Love chewy oatmeal cookies. Thanks for sharing.Meriem

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