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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

My son Charlie has declared these the perfect Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.

He’s not a fan of chocolate chip cookies. Which I make often. So I find myself making a batch of oatmeal raisin cookies for Charlie and my husband. (Charlie is Steve’s mini-me in so many ways…looks, personality, they are both early bird morning people, they don’t like chocolate chip cookies but do like oatmeal raisin, and the mini-me list goes on…)

Anywho…I’ve been working on this recipe for awhile now and finally hit the jackpot. It’s the ground cloves that sets this one apart….


You can freeze extra cookies after you bake them, or you can freeze the dough to bake later.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Adapted from: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield – 3 dozen

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 12 to 14 minutes


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla (or use homemade vanilla extract!)
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup raisins


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Line baking sheet with non-stick baking mat, or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a stand mixer or large mixing bowl, cream the eggs, butter and sugars together. Then stir in the vanilla.
  • Add the oats, flour, cinnamon, cloves, baking soda and salt to the wet ingredients and combine until dough forms.
  • Gently stir or fold in the raisins. Scoop cookies onto the baking sheets and bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.
  • Serve Oatmeal Raisin Cookies as snack or dessert.