In the last three years, I started to eat oatmeal raisin cookies. I’m not sure why, but I was never really a fan. Not as a kid, not as an adult. Then one day, all of a sudden, something just clicked and now I love them! This Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies recipe is really very good, and whether you are a lifelong fan or a relative newcomer, you gotta try it!

Here’s what you need:

1 cup (230g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1 cup (200g) packed light or dark brown sugar
1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
2 large eggs1
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract (yes, Tablespoon!)
1 Tablespoon molasses
1 and 1/2 cups (190g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups (240g) old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup (140g) raisins2
1/2 cup (64g) chopped toasted walnuts (optional)

I think the reason I like, no LOVE them so much is the fact that they have all that brown sugar in them, along with the molasses, cinnamon, oats, raisins and toasted walnuts…make them great!

You ONLY bake them for 10 minutes, and like the directions say “until very lightly browned on the side”. The center will be undone. Remove from oven and let cook on baking sheet for 5 minutes. I can’t stress how important this tip is to making this cookie as amazing as it is, and every time as well.

That step will make your cookies soft & chewy!!!!

I would like to thank Sally’s Baking Addition for your trick to making soft & chewy cookies every time as well as this awesome recipe. Be sure to head over to Sally’s Baking Addiction for the full instructions. Enjoy!