Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips or Raisins

My favorite oatmeal cookie was from Summer trips to Walloon Lake, Michigan.  On our way, we would stop off in town for very big, chewy oatmeal cookies. I wanted to re-create the taste I remembered and I think I did a pretty good job, they turned out delicious! Depending on your preference, you can make them with either chocolate chips or raisins.  I actually prefer them with the raisins.. and that is a big deal coming from a chocoholic!

Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips or Raisins (1) | Ridgely's Radar


Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips or Raisins
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup barley flour (or all purpose flour)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups old fashioned oatmeal
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips -or- 2 cups raisins
  1. preheat the oven to 375F degrees
  2. In a mixer cream the butter and sugars together. Add the eggs,vanilla and milk. Mix until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk the dry ingredients. Add in two batches to the mixer. Mix until combined.
  4. Fold in either the chocolate chips or raisins.
  5. Using a small ice cream scooper, scoop batter onto baking sheets with either parchment paper or a silpat. Using wet fingers. flatten batter rounds down.
  6. Bake for 7-11 minutes. In my oven they take about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven when the edges are brown and it will be chewy, soft cookie. Cool on a wire rack.
Cooks Note: Can't decide? Split the batter - add 1 cup of raisins to one half of the batter and 1 cup of chocolate chips to the other half of the batter.


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Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips or Raisins (3) | Ridgely's Radar
platter: Juliska / napkin: west elm

I brought the cookies to my office for a taste test and I got a thumbs up for both flavors.  If you like Oatmeal cookies you may also like to try this recipe. Happy Baking!

photographs by Ridgely

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  1. These looks great – I will definitely be giving this recipe a try!

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