These Crispy Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies.are about to change your whole cookie game—and get this, in just 20 minutes from dough to oven! Crafted especially for those who live for that golden, satisfying crunch, these cookies pack a flavorful punch with melty chocolate bits and sneaky, soft raisins. For all my peeps who believe that a cookie ain’t a cookie unless it’s got that snap, and don’t have all day to get there, this here is your jam.
Lil’ tea spill: Bob’s Red Mill slid into my kitchen with their top-notch Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats for these cookies. They’re backing this oat-filled adventure, but just so we’re clear: I only roll with brands that spark joy in my kitchen. My verdict on their Old-Fashioned Oatmeal? Absolute game-changer. 🍪🥣🌟
Need Some Serving Suggestions?
Are you feeling a bit stumped on what to serve alongside these crispy oatmeal cookies? Don’t worry, my dear, I’ve got you covered! Here are some yummy recipes that will give you everything you need for a yummy fall dinner.
- Salad: Roasted Harvest Salad – Packed with roasted butternut squash, tender red onion, and nutty parmesan. This salad is a whole mood, giving those fall vibes!
- Entreé- Air Fryer Honey Garlic Salmon: This caramelized, flaky, sweet, and sticky salmon only takes 10 minutes!
- Drink- Hot Apple Butter Rum Cocktail – Cozy, warm, and spiked! This cocktail is like a snuggly sweater for your insides. Perfect for sipping as those cookies cool down.
Crispy Oatmeal Cookies
There’s this undeniable magic when a crispy cookie meets a cold glass of milk. It’s like hearing your favorite song on the radio, just when you needed it most. Ahhh, pure bliss. When I crafted this recipe, I was channeling all the nostalgic feels of those late-night cookie and milk sessions. The ones where you’re in your PJs, hair wrapped up, vibing with your favorite TV show.
I remember serving these golden delights to my doula – yeah, the same one who helped me breathe through the chaos of life, and now, well, tasting my culinary creations. She shared them with her sons and y’all, they said it was “bussin'”! I mean, can we all gather around and give a collective “Amen” to that feedback?
You see, my journey to crispy cookie perfection was, in part, a loving challenge. My SO was throwing hints left and right about wanting some good ol’ choco-chip cookies. And me? I had just snagged a bag of the finest Bob’s Red Mill Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats, thinking about those healthy breakfast vibes. But then, this lightbulb moment happened. Why not blend the best of both worlds? And just like that, the Crispy Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookie was born.
No lie, these cookies bring the crispy crunch that contrasts so beautifully with melty chocolate morsels and those sneaky soft raisins. And let me just say, the no-chill aspect? That’s like the cherry on top of an already baddie dessert. After handing one over to my SO, I had to play cookie security for a hot second, ensuring there were some left for pics!
Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make delicious crispy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies every time.
- Unsalted butter- I love using unsalted butter because it allows me to control the sodium amount in my baked cookies.
- White and Light Brown Sugar- Using a blend of granulated sugar and light brown sugar makes the cookies sweet and soft.
- Eggs- The eggs will provide volume and structure to the cookie dough.
- Vanilla Extract- The floral flavor of vanilla adds a special touch to these cookies.
- All-purpose Flour- The flour will act as the glue for all the ingredients keeping everything together.
- Baking Soda- This will help the cookies stay crisp but not completely flat.
- Cinnamon & Nutmeg- The combination of warm spices is magical in these oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookies.
- Bob’s Red Mill Old Fashioned Rolled Oats– Old fashioned oats are the best oatmeal for cookies because they’ll maintain they’re shape as the cookies bake.
- Raisins- It’s not real oatmeal cookies if there are no raisins.
- Milk Chocolate Chips- I love milk chocolate chips but feel free to use your favorite chocolate chips.
How To Make Crispy Oatmeal Cookies
Here’s the quick rundown, but more detailed instructions can be found below in the recipe card.
Storage & Reheating Recommendations
Just pop them in an airtight container or in a storage bag, and they’re good in the fridge for a couple of days. Want to save’em for a rainy day? Pop them in a freezer storage bag and freeze for up two months.
After you take them out of the fridge, zap’em in the microwave for 10-15 seconds with a damp paper towel.
To Make Ahead
You can freeze the cookie dough by simply scooping them and placing them in rows in a freezer-safe storage bag, then bake them straight from the freezer! I like to make a double batch because my husband turns into a cookie monster whenever I make them.
Meiko’s Pro Recipe Tips
Keep this in mind while you whip up these crispy oatmeal cookie recipes.
- If you forget to take your butter out to get room temperature, unwrap it, cut it in quarters and pop in the microwave in 20 seconds intervals until you can leave a finger imprint in it, on 40% power.
- If you only have salted butter, use it. No need to make a grocery run for butter!
- If you have silicone baking mats, use them instead of parchment paper.
- Room-temperature ingredients like eggs and butter help reduce time and make a better cookie dough.
- Cookie dough that’s not chilled creates thinner, browner, and crispier cookies with a sweeter taste. You’ll need plenty of space because they will spread. In contrast, chilled dough creates thicker cookies unless you flatten them.
- 10 (1 oz) or 6 (2 oz) cookies cookies fit on a 13×18 sheet pan.
Add Some Flair: Recipe Variations & Customization Ideas
- Which chocolate chips are best? Swap the milk chocolate chips for dark chocolate chips, mini chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, or white chocolate chips.
- Can’t stand raisins? You can use dried cranberries or dried cherries instead of raisins.
- Want to get creative? Use M&M minis or chopped toasted pecans, or soak the raisins in rum overnight for crispy oatmeal rum raisin chocolate chip cookies.
More Oat Recipes You’ll Love
If you’re looking for more yummy oat recipes, try these out!
Frequently Asked Recipe Questions
Why are my oatmeal chocolate chip cookies so hard?
The reason your oatmeal cookies are hard is from overbaking them. It’s common for us to forget that cookies continue to bake after they come out of the oven. Be sure to take them out of the oven while the center is still slightly underdone because as they cool on the baking sheet, it’ll cool to the perfect cookie. Also, don’t over-mix the cookie dough once the flour is incorporated; stop mixing and fold in the remaining ingredients.
Which oatmeal is best for cookies?
Use old-fashioned oats they are the best! Quick oats are thin and have less texture so they can cook fast. Instant oats have even less structure and a powder-like consistency that’ll create terrible oatmeal cookies. Old-fashioned rolled oats are steamed and flattened after processing, providing the best texture for chewy or crispy oatmeal cookies.
Do I need to chill the cookie dough?
If you want soft and chewy cookies, chill the dough, but for crispy oatmeal cookies, you do not need to chill the cookie dough.
Are oatmeal cookies healthy?
The fiber from the oats makes them a healthier option, but it’s still a cookie with butter and sugar, which will remove it from the healthy cookie options. However, if you use an alternative sugar like monk fruit or stevia, they can be a healthy option.
Can I use quick-cooking oats?
Old-fashioned oats are the preferred oats because the thick texture produces a better cookie. However, if you only have quick-cooking oats, use them.
Prep Your Tools & Ingredients
Here is a quick list of things to do before the recipe to ensure everything goes smoothly. This list may contain affiliate links that won’t change your price but will share some commission to help support this blog.
Gather Your Tools:
- 1 oz cookie scoop
- Mixing Bowls
- Hand Mixer
- Baking Sheets with parchment paper
- Always read the recipe through at least 1 time before you start. It helps you move faster when you already know what step is coming next.
- Measure out all of your ingredients.
- Preheat the oven to 375°F/ 190°C.
Now It’s Your Turn!
If you’re in the mood to jazz up your old oatmeal cookie recipe! These Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies are the answer to your cravings. Plus, they’re super easy to make, fun to customize, and can be multiplied to feed a crowd. Give them a try! And if you do, show me some love with a rating and comment below. Snap a pic of your cookies and tag @meikoandthedish on the ‘gram. I live for the pancake magic you’re dishing out! 💃🥞🔥💋”
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 1/2 cups (10 oz) Bob’s Red Mill Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- 1/3 cup raisins
- ½ cup milk chocolate chips plus additional for topping
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, and using a hand mixer on medium speed, mix together the butter, sugar, and light brown sugar for 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla, mix until smooth.
- In a separate medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix on low speed until flour is almost mixed in. Add oats, raisins and chocolate chips; mix until combined.
- Add 1 oz. scoop of cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Make sure there is a good amount of space between each ball of cookie dough to allow them to spread as the bake. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until brown and the edges are set.
- Cookies aren’t refrigerated to guarantee crispiness. Plenty of space is needed because they will spread.
- 10 (1 oz) cookies fit on a 13×18 sheet pan
- 6 (2 oz) cookies fit on a 13×18 sheet pan
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.
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