Oatmeal Cookies



  • sticks butter
  • 1/4 Cup  granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 Cup  packed light brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons  pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 Teaspoons  salt
  • 1/4 Cup  eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cup  all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons  baking soda
  • 2 Tablespoons  ground cinnamon
  • 3 3/4 Cups  old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 Cup  raisins

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by Cookies at Home

Oatmeal cookies garner their fame from their chewy consistency and adaptability. Raisins can be swapped out for other dried fruits, and chocolate chips can be added to make them extra indulgent. 


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, gently blend the butter, sugars, vanilla, and salt on low speed until combined, about 2 minutes. Gradually add the eggs, scraping down the bowl after each addition. Sift the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon together. Add all at once and mix on low until just combined. Add the oats and mix just until combined. Scrape down the bowl as needed. 

Using a rubber spatula, fold in the raisins. Scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, about 1 tablespoon each, spaced 1 ½ inches apart. Bake until golden brown around the edges, 10-12 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool for a minute on the baking sheets then transfer, using a spatula, to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container. 


Adapted with permission from the publisher, Wiley, from Cookies at home with The Culinary Institute of America. Copyright © 2011.


Calories per serving:

242 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Potassium, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 212g 326%
  • Carbs 923g 308%
  • Saturated 122g 609%
  • Fiber 50g 201%
  • Trans 7g
  • Sugars 529g
  • Monounsaturated 56g
  • Polyunsaturated 16g
  • Protein 75g 150%
  • Cholesterol 712mg 237%
  • Sodium 13,629mg 568%
  • Calcium 840mg 84%
  • Magnesium 572mg 143%
  • Potassium 3,294mg 94%
  • Iron 30mg 166%
  • Zinc 14mg 94%
  • Phosphorus 1,816mg 259%
  • Vitamin A 1,645µg 183%
  • Vitamin C 4mg 7%
  • Thiamin (B1) 3mg 206%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 118%
  • Niacin (B3) 17mg 83%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 49%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 489µg 122%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 15%
  • Vitamin D 5µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 8mg 41%
  • Vitamin K 33µg 42%
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