December 3, 2021

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal raisin cookies are way underrated. With the right recipe, they are delicious! I decided to tackle these cookies, and came up with what I think are the best oatmeal raisin cookies!

I used two ingredients that are not normally found in an oatmeal raisin cookie recipe. I used cream cheese to help keep the cookies soft, and I used nutmeg to give the flavor a boost! With these key ingredients, these homemade oatmeal raisin cookies are sure to impress anyone!

Where Did Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Come From?

I found this pretty interesting! These homemade oatmeal raisin cookies are derived from a Scottish oatcake from the early Middle Ages. Now, thanks to Outlander, I have a big interest in anything Scottish! Those Scottish oatcakes were crispier than our chewy oatmeal raisin cookies.

The first recorded homemade oatmeal raisin cookie recipe was published in the Boston Cooking-School Cook Book in 1896, but did not include raisins! Raisins were added over time, especially when Quaker Oats featured the recipe on their containers.

How to Make Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

First, cream the butter, cream cheese, brown sugar, and sugar together until it is light and fluffy. Next, add the egg and vanilla extract.

Combine all of the dry ingredients- the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Add that to the mixing bowl and mix until it just combines.

Last, add the quick cook oats and the raisins.  

Scoop the dough, or you can weigh them into 1 ounce portions, and bake.

Let them cool a little bit, and enjoy one while they are warm!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These cookie are soft, chewy, and full of cinnamon flavor to compliment the oats and raisins! You won't be able to eat just one!


Sydney Delong











  • 6 oz butter softened
  • 2 oz cream cheese softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 cups quick cook Oats
  • 1 cup raisins


  1. Mix the butter, cream cheese, brown sugar, and sugar together until it is well mixed. It will be a pale yellow and fluffy.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla, mix until it is combined.
  3. Add all of the dry ingredients- flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Mix until it is just combined.
  4. Add the oats and raisins and mix until combined.
  5. Scoop or weigh 1 ounce portions (or 2 ounce if you want bigger cookies), and bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Cool, and enjoy!

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