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Do you like soft, chewy and delicious oatmeal cookies? Then you will love Lisa's cookies. Add chocolates, nuts and/ or raisins depending on your taste!

Lisa’s Oatmeal Cookies

  • Author: Lisa
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 dozen 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking


  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 stick margarine, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • or
  • 1 cup raisins
  • or
  • 1/2 craisins and 1/2 white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat.
  3. Stir together the oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt and in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  4. Place sugar, butter, and margarine in the bowl of an electric mixer and mix on medium speed until fluffy.
  5. Add eggs one at a time and then the vanilla, combine.
  6. Reduce speed to low and slowly add oat-flour mixture until just combined. Add your choice of chocolate chips and cranberries/ raisins and mix gently with a spatula.
  7. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the dough into rounds and place them 1-inch apart on the baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes until golden and just set.
  9. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes.


These cookies last for several days in a airtight container. They also freeze well. Be sure they are room temperature before freezing.

Keywords: Oatmeal Cookies, Oatmeal Cookie, Freezer, Raisins, Chocolate chips, Freezer Friendly, Make Ahead, Easy Cookies, Dessert

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