Oatmeal Cookies


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • ½ t salt
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1 cup raisins or chocolate chips


In a mixer, beat butter on medium-high speed for 2-3 minutes. Add sugars and cream together for 3-5 minutes, until light and fluffy.

Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well between additions, scraping sides and bottom of bowl as necessary. Add vanilla and mix in.

Sift or whisk together dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon). Add to mixer and combine on a low speed, scraping bottom of the bowl at least once. Add oats and combine on low speed. Add raisins or chocolate chips and mix until just combined.

Drop by measured spoonfuls onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 6-8 minutes in a preheated 350 oven. Or, wrap the dough in plastic wrap and bake individual cookies as desire - meaning, just because you just made a bowl of cookie dough does not mean you need to bake all the cookies at once - just bake off as many as  you will serve and refrigerate the rest for another day.