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Best Chewy & Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies - No Diets Allowed

Soft Easy Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These are some of the best oatmeal cookies I’ve ever had! Easy to make and easy to devour! 

Author Lisa



  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • ¾ cup raisins

Easy Glaze (optional)

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ tbs milk
  • ¼ tsp almond extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 ˚F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer cream butter, white sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla.
  4. Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  5. Add in oatmeal and raisin until evenly distributed.
  6. Scoop large balls of dough and place on the cookie sheet. I was able to make 18 cookies.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  8. While cookies are baking, make the glaze. Combine all glaze ingredients, adjusting milk and powdered sugar to get your desired glaze consistency.
  9. When cookies are done, let them rest on the cookies sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Brush on glaze.
  10. 10. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

These cookies are so good and chewy straight from the oven. Store them in an air tight Ziploc bag and they will be good for several days. They will harden over time but they remain soft and chewy in the middle with a nice crunch on the outside. I actually really like them like this!

Recipe adapted from Genius Kitchen's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.