These chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are Grumpy’s favorite cookies ever.  Therefore, when I am baking cookies, he always will ask me if they are Oatmeal Raisin and if they aren’t are the cookies chewy!  Gotta love that Grumpy.


Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies - Quaker recipe for chewy cookies

The day I made these started out terribly in the kitchen.  First thing that happened was I made an egg breakfast recipe that was a total flop.  It came out pretty, but tasted terrible.  Next, I decided to go ahead and make the granola I had been thinking about for weeks now; and I burned it beyond recognition.  The last thing I did wasn’t as terrible – but it turned out that I ended up with a lot of bread dough – because without thinking I started to make my mom’s recipe for Potato Rolls and ended up with enough dough to make 3 loaves of bread.  Not planned at all but once the wet ingredients were mixed there was no going back.  I don’t know where my mind was yesterday morning.  So, needless to say when I made these cookies I had an apprehension that I would mess up – and I did but only on baking the last 3 that I couldn’t fit on my cookie sheet with the last full batch.  I totally forgot I had them in the oven and they got way too dark.

Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies - Quaker recipe for chewy cookies

My mind just totally was not with me in the morning whatsoever.  I even told my hairdresser I could make a 1:30 appointment without even remembering that I had the bread dough rising.  Fortunately I made it to the appointment, but not without a minute to spare.  I guess its a good thing that she is only 5 minutes away from me!

I also followed this recipe to a T for two reasons.  Its the recipe that Grumpy likes and you don’t mess with something that he likes as is and secondly I was scared that if I did make changes that I would mess the cookies up since my pattern that morning was to be a failure!  Thankfully, the cookies that I didn’t burn turned out fabulous.

This is Grumpy’s favorite cookie ever and the recipe is right off the Quaker Whole Oats Oatmeal box.  If you have never made this recipe you should.  They are not crunchy (which is why they are Grumpy’s favorite).

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy and delicious full of oats and raisins.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 42
Calories: 74kcal


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups oatmeal quick or regular
  • 1 cup raisins


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
  • Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; mix well. Add oats and raisins; mix well.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Bake 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • Cool on wire rack.


Serving: 2cookies | Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Di April 15, 2012 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    These are my favorite oatmeal cookies, too. And whenever I take them somewhere, they really do "vanish" really quickly. =)

    • Shelby April 15, 2012 at 5:44 pm - Reply

      🙂 They have already disappeared here! I took them over to our neighbors last evening where we all sat outside visiting and eating cookies! ha!

  2. Peggy Clyde April 15, 2012 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    I have always loved these cookies. I'm sorry your day was full of cooking problems. Thanks for sharing your recipes.

    • Shelby April 15, 2012 at 5:45 pm - Reply

      Its a better day today Peggy! 🙂 I guess everyone has their days and yesterday was certainly one of those days for me!

  3. Pegasuslegend April 16, 2012 at 10:00 am - Reply

    wow those look great! love the photo on twitpics… reposted it twice lol great shot!

  4. Matt @ FaveHealthyRecipes April 16, 2012 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    This recipe look great! I would love it if you linked up this post to my blog hop for a chance to win a cookbook prize package:

  5. Patsy April 16, 2012 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    I've made these cookies and they really are perfect as is! Sorry to hear you had a rough cooking day… but, keep in mind we've all had them and once the day is gone, we are back to what we do best!

  6. Erica S ( December 30, 2014 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    I do love oatmeal cookies so! Especially chewy ones fresh from the oven. This post brings back childhood memories thanks so much for sharing!

  7. Rachael Yerkes December 31, 2014 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    I think we all have days like that in the kitchen. I feel ya. But boy do those cookies look yummy. I can see why Grumpy wants them! I do too.

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