How to Make Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


Hailey Jimenez, Staff

It has officially been one year of the COVID-19. During lockdown, I picked up baking and my family has loved tasting the treats. One of their favorites has been oatmeal raisin cookies. This recipe makes the most refreshing and delicious oatmeal raisin cookies.

Start by gathering all of the ingredients: 1 cup of all-purpose flour, ½ teaspoon of baking soda, ½ teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of corn starch, ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, ½ cup of soften unsalted butter, ½ cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup of granulated sugar, 1 ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 egg, 1 ½ cup of rolled oats and 1 cup of raisins.

Sift together the 1 cup of all-purpose flour, ½ teaspoon of baking soda, ½ teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of corn starch, and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon in a large bowl. Whisk and set this aside.

The combination of the butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla are well incorporated once fluffy.

Continue by creaming the soften butter with the brown and granulated sugar. Beat until fluffy. Once the butter mixture has become fluffy, add in the vanilla and egg.

Once the wet ingredients are well incorporated, add in the dry ingredients, adding small portions at a time.

The finished dough should look like this. Make sure the oats and raisins are well folded in before setting to chill in the fridge.

Fold in the oats and raisins once the dry and wet ingredients are well incorporated. Set the dough aside to chill for one hour.

The rolled cookie dough will be small, but will expand in the oven.

Once the dough is chilled, roll one tablespoon balls and place on a baking sheet. Bake the cookies at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.

The cookies are done when the edges are golden brown. Set  them aside to cool and enjoy.

The cookies are done once the sides are golden brown, and the bottom of the cookies are a nice golden brown.

Tips: It is essential to use rolled oats. Rolled oats stabilized the oils in the oats, helping the oats cook faster, and allowing them to stay fresh longer. If you like the herb and spice taste, add in ¼ tsp of nutmeg to elevate the flavor. These cookies are on the smaller side, if you wish to have a bigger cookie, try doing two tablespoon size balls, and baking for an extra couple of minutes. My last tip is to use plant butter. A plant butter with olive oil makes the cookies very soft and moist. It may sound weird, but it makes delicious cookies.