Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These were delicious! A tried and tested recipe. This is my variation of oatmeal raisin cookies, adapted from a recipe by Martha Stewart.

Makes 40 large cookies.


3 c rolled oats
1 & 1/2 c all-purpose flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 c (230g) butter, softened
1 c caster sugar
1 c packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 t vanilla extract
1 c raisins


Preheat oven to 175 deg C.

Stir together oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl, set aside.

Beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract.

Add oat mixture, mix until just combined. Mix in raisins.

Take a tablespoon full of dough, roll into a ball with palms and fingers. Drop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing 2 inches apart. Flatten slightly.

Bake until golden and just set, about 14 minutes.

Let cool on sheets on wire racks 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to racks using a spatula; let cool completely.

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  1. Hihi Bing,

    It’s me again. I made this cookies over the weekend. Just to check, this is not the crispy type of cookies. The texture is abit chewy but not as chewy as the subway type right? Bcos one of my frens commented that it taste abit "漏风"

    • Yes, Yin Zu. The original recipe is chewy oatmeal cookies. That’s the way my family likes them. But I’ve made them crispy before for my friends in Singapore.. actually I made the batter and fell asleep from jet lag and they baked them and got the timing wrong. I think they baked an extra couple of minutes and we probably also added a pat more of butter (maybe 20g) and the cookies came out crispy.

      Try it. That’s the fun of baking. =)

      If you’re new to a cookie or biscuit recipe, always bake one first and estimate the best time for the done-ness before putting the rest of the batch in. I do this with small items like cupcakes, muffins and cookies/biscuits. Better to spoil one cookie than an entire batch. If you taste the cookie and it’s not crispy enough for you, just add a bit more butter and bake longer.

  2. Ok, will try again soon(after the cheesecake!). I tend to reduce the sugar level from recipes so I’m not sure if it will affect the texture. Well at least I got this recipe right! :)

    • Yes! Sugar definitely affects the crispiness of cookies. That’s why the crispy cookies we eat from the stores are always so buttery and sweet. If you want very crispy cookies, replace some of the brown sugar with caster sugar. Brown sugar has much more moisture in it.

  3. Hi Bing,

    I love your cooking blog and have share your blog with many friends who simply love the recipes and of course the pictures!! haha..

    May I know what do you mean where you mentioned, “1 cup of sugar”? How big is your cup? Pardon me for this silly qns as i am really a novice in baking.

    I tried baking the muffins but mine turn out a bit dry. Should i lower the temp and reduce the amount of time?

    Thanks a million!!

    • I usually use a standard cup of 240ml. You can get measuring cups from any supermarket these days. =)

      Muffins should be moist. If they come out dry, but not too brown on top, then reduce baking time by 5 to 10 mins. Just before you remove them from the oven, slide a satay stick or thin knife into one muffin. If the stick or blade comes out clean, then the muffins are done. You want them to be just done, not over baked.

      If the tops are very dark and they are dry, then your oven could be too efficient. Reduce temperature by 10 deg C the next time you bake.

      One personal trick I have for fabulous muffins is to cover them with a clean table cloth while they cool. As soon as I take the muffins out from the oven, I place a large cloth over them. This seals in the moisture.

      Keep trying!

  4. Hi Bing!

    I am so so impressed and excited about your VERY prompt reply! Thanks a million… am so so touched by your enthu!!! Thamks for your tips!!

    Yes, I will try n try n try many times!!! Am browsing through your cooking blog for inspiration on what to bake for my kiddos this weekend! 😀

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