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Want a delicious oatmeal raisin cookie recipe that is melts in your mouth and you can switch out the raisins for chocolate chips? Here it is!

Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips or Raisins

  • Author: Ridgely
  • Category: 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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