Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal raisin cookies are a great comforting cookie and it’s hard to imagine improving on it…but I did.  😉  I’ve taken another cozy Fall staple, spiced apple cider and an unexpected addition to make these the chewiest oatmeal raisin cookies ever!

The delicious chunky texture mixed with subtle pops of flavor will make this your new favorite version of this classic cookie!

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Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
  • 3/4 cup (170g) butter, softened
  • 1 cup (220g) dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup (100g)sugar
  • 1/4 cup (62g) milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups (468g) quick or old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup (145g) raisins
  • 1/2 cup (124g) spiced cider
  • 7 dates, pitted, boiled, skin removed (optional but worth it!)
    Tools needed:
  • Mixing bowl(s)
  • Spoon or small cookie scoop
  • Parchment paper, cooking spray or silicone baking mats
  • Cookie sheet(s)
  • Wire cooling rack
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt, set aside.
  3. Combine butter, brown sugar, sugar, milk, egg and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  4. Add to flour mixture to wet ingredients and mix well.
  5. Stir in oats, raisins and dates, if using.
  6. Drop by tablespoon onto greased or lined cookie sheets.
  7. Bake 14-17 minutes.
  8. Cool on cookie sheets for 2-3 minutes until set.
  9. Cool on wire rack.

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I'm a long time cook/baker that makes food centric recipe videos to help the novice cook or welcome a seasoned cook that wants to focus on the food. I'm passionate about both Christmas and cooking. Once my baking gene gets activated in September, I want to bake all the things. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and come on into my kitchen!


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