These oatmeal raisin cookies are thick, soft, chewy and just perfect.
I’m always into trying different kinds of cookies and desserts, but sometimes you just need the classics. These oatmeal cookies have been a looong time in the making because I am super picky about my oatmeal cookies. I love nice, thick, soft, chewy oatmeal cookies that have a little bit of spice to them and are chock full of raisins. You too? Well, you’ve come to the right place! I just cannot say enough good things about these cookies. We loved these classic soft and chewy oatmeal raisin cookies so much that the first batch was gone the day they were made and I was ordered to whip up a second the next day.
Sometimes when I make these cookies, I divide the dough in half and add raisins in one half and chocolate chunks/chips in the other half. Some people prefer chocolate and some prefer raisins, so it covers all oatmeal cookie lovers preferences!
I tested this recipe a few different times and this version was my absolute favorite. I love a soft and chewy oatmeal cookie and I did not want them to be flat – these were just perfect! The trick to keeping them nice and thick is chilling the dough – it’s mandatory for these cookies! If you don’t chill the dough, they will spread out and be very flat, which is okay too if that’s what you like! They stay so super soft for days and days after you make them. That’s one of my favorite things about these cookies!