Everybody's Favorite Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe (AKA the best recipe out there!) - not gluten or dairy free
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This recipe makes about 4 dozen cookies, and is an especially nice homemade gift or treat during the holiday season.
Recipe type: baking
Serves: 44 - 48 cookies
  • 1 cup raisins (soaked for at least 20 mins)
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour (white or whole wheat)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp each nutmeg & all spice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2¾ cups quick rolled oats
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Soak raisins in warm water & a few drops of vanilla extract for at least 20 mins.
  3. Mix together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and salt. Stir well.
  4. In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown and white sugar until smooth.
  5. Beat eggs and vanilla into butter & sugar mixture until fluffy.
  6. Gradually beat flour mixture into butter mixture.
  7. Drain raisins.
  8. Stir in raisins and oats.
  9. Scoop up a generous tablespoonful of dough into a round tablespoon measure, and drop onto a cookie sheet lined with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Flatten slightly.
  10. Bake for 6-8 mins, until bottoms are browned (*cookies will still look raw on top, but not wet – this is key for a chewy cookie!). Timing will depend on your oven's temperament.
  11. Remove from sheet to wire rack. Cool completely before serving.
Recipe by Naturopathic By Nature at http://naturopathicbynature.com/my-favorite-oatmeal-raisin-cookie-recipe-ie-the-best-recipe-out-there/