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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies {Recipe}

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies | Lil Miss Cakes I love oatmeal raisin cookies. There, I said it! I have heard claims of people getting angry about thinking they were biting into a chocolate chip cookie only to be shocked and appalled to find out it was oatmeal raisin all along. I’m over it. These cookies are delicious and you should all bake them asap. I do a few things in this recipe that take a bit of extra time, but I think they are really worth the effort. I start by measuring out the raisins and then I cover them with boiling water while I prepare the rest of the cookie dough. This allows the raisins to re hydrate and plump up giving you really juicy raisins, not chewy dried out ones. The other trick I’ve picked up over the years involves the oats. After measuring the oats, I pulse them a bit in the food processor to sightly break them down. I don’t turn them into a fine powder, I still want the cookies to have some texture. Here’s my dairy free oatmeal raisin cookies to feed a crowd! They don’t take long, no need to chill the cookie dough and they freeze well!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies {Recipe}
Serves: 60 Cookies
  • 1½ cups raisins
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 360 degrees F.
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Measure out the raisins into a small heatproof bowl. Cover the raisins with boiling water and set aside.
  4. Measure out the oats and pulse them in a food processor a few times until they are chopped up but not too fine and powdery.
  5. In a medium sized bowl combine the dry ingredients (oats, flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt).
  6. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the oil and the sugar and mix to combine.
  7. Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
  8. Stir in most of the oat mixture and mix to combine.
  9. Strain the raisins well and discard the water.
  10. Mix the raisins with the remaining oat mixture and stir to coat the raisins well.
  11. Fold or gently stir the oat coated raisins into the rest of the cookie dough trying not to break the raisins up.
  12. Scoop dough using a medium sized cookie scoop (1½ Tbs.) onto prepared cookie sheet. These cookies do spread a bit in the oven so leave space between each one. Bake for about 12 minutes until the edges are just lightly toasted brown.
  13. Allow to cool before transferring to wire rack.

More of my oatmeal recipes:
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Sticks
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies
Oatmeal Cream Pies
Banana Oatmeal Muffin Top Cookies


Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Sticks {Recipe}

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Sticks

I’m back with a new recipe! I’ve barely been baking these last few months, and while I’m always coming up with recipes I want to share here, life has just been getting in the way. I’ve been blogging on and off for  over 7 years now! At times I find myself posting weekly, while other times I take longer breaks. I started this journey to share my baking journey with family and friends without a plan of where I wanted it to take me. I still don’t have a clear idea, I do know that I love creating delicious dessert recipes to share and that is what I hope to focus on for a bit. I’ve been pretty unmotivated in the baking department lately, but sharing this (my thoughts and my recipe) feels really good. I hope you like this dairy free, easy, quick, delicious recipe for oatmeal raisin cookie sticks. It’s a great alternative for those who don’t love chocolate or simply need a break. Is that even a thing? These cookie sticks are sweet, crispy and chewy. Plus, they freeze great! The key to these or any recipe that calls for raisins, is to soak them in boiling water before mixing them into the dough. The hot water plumps the raisins right up and keeps them moist inside the cookie sticks. Just make sure to strain the water out of the raisins before using them.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Sticks {Recipe}
Serves: 24
  • ½ cup oil
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1¼ cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup raisins
  1. Boil some water and pour over the raisins, set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  4. In a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the oil with the sugars. Add in the egg and vanilla and stir to combine.
  5. Add the flour, oats, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and stir to combine.
  6. Strain the water out of the raisins and add the raisins to the mixer. Stir to combine.
  7. Divide the batter between the 2 baking sheets. Spread the batter out to form a rectangle about 12 inches long by 3 inches wide. The batter will be sticky, use a spatula to spread the batter.
  8. Bake for about 20 minutes until the edges begin to brown. The batter will puff and spread.
  9. Remove from the oven and carefully slice into about 12 cookie sticks.
  10. Allow to cool completely. Once cool, slice the sticks once more to separate.