Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I have never been much of a baker but I have always loved oatmeal raisin cookies. So my wife went to watch the grandkids in Wisconsin for a couple weeks and I decided to have enough discipline to attempt baking cookies. (Discipline because you have to be exacting in your measurements and recipes when you bake!) After doing a ton of online research, and seeking secret oatmeal cookie recipes, I started experimenting with different combinations of ingredients until I found something that tasted special enough to be added to this blog.

Seven days into my experiments, I found this combination of extra brown sugar, cinnamon, almond extract and extra raisins filled the bill. I hope the family enjoys these as much as we now do. 


  • Servings: ”24bigcookies”
  • Difficulty: ”Moderate”</p>
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2 Cups AP Flour

1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

1 1/4 Cup Unsalted Butter

1 Cup White Sugar

1 1/4 Cup Dark Brown Sugar

1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon

3 Medium Eggs

1 Teaspoon Almond Extract

2 1/2 Cups Regular Oats

2 Cups Raisins

Spray Butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl add Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda and salt.
  3. Whisk those together.
  4. In a separate bowl, put “softened butter, white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, eggs and almond extract together. Whisk those together until all are combined and smooth.
  5. Stir the flour mix into the wet mixture until smooth, but do not over mix.
  6. Add the oats and raisins until well mixed, but again do not over mix.
  7. Spray a couple cookie sheets with the butter spray.
  8. Put about 2 tablespoons of the mixture in a a spoon and place that amount on the cookie sheet. Each 2 tablespoons makes one cookie.
  9. Slightly flatten the cookies.
  10. Bake at 350 about 12 – 14 minutes until they are done to your liking. Our perfect cookie is slightly crunchy on the edges yet still soft in the middle.
  11. Remove from the oven and let them sit for 4 to 5 minutes.
  12. Take them off the cookie sheets with a spatula and place them on a wire rack to cool.  


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