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Oatmeal raisin cookies on a cooling rack with one cookie having a bite taken from it.
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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These oatmeal raisin cookies are soft and chewy with crisp edges. They're absolutely addicting and guaranteed to be a new family favorite!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookies
Keyword: oatmeal raisin cookie, oatmeal raisin cookies
Servings: 24 cookies



  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or with silpat mats and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg if using. Set aside.
    A large mixing bowl of dry ingredients used for oatmeal raisin cookies.
  • In a large mixing bowl with the mixer set on medium speed, beat together oil, applesauce, sugar, eggs and vanilla until fluffy and smooth.
    A large mixing bowl of wet ingredients used for oatmeal raisin cookies.
  • Slowly beat in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until combined.
    Dough used for oatmeal raisin cookies in a large mixing bowl.
  • Gently mix in the raisins.
    Raisins added to the dough in a large mixing bowl for oatmeal raisin cookies.
  • Using a medium cookie scoop, drop 1 Tablespoon worth of dough onto the prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Lightly press each cookie down with a fork.
    A woman's hand uses a fork to press down oatmeal raisin cookies on a baking tray.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown. The cookies will seem a little soft, but do not over bake or they’ll get too crisp. Remove from oven and let cool on sheet for about 5 minutes or until they start to harden up a bit. At this point you can transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
    Oatmeal raisin cookies on a baking tray after being baked.



  • Coconut oil: Use another neutral oil like olive or avocado oil or butter in place of the coconut oil.
  • Applesauce: Mashed bananas will work as a substitute. 
  • Coconut sugar: You can use brown sugar or regular sugar instead. 


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g