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Soft, chewy, thick oatmeal raisin cookie recipe. My favorite kind!
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Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe

Author: Kimber


  • 1/2 Cup Butter softened
  • 1/4 Cup Shortening
  • 3/4 Cup White sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 3/4- 2 Cups flour
  • 2 3/4 Cups Quick Oats
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Raisins


  • Combine the butter and shortening and mix in the sugars until well blended.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, mixing in between, and then blend the vanilla into the mixture.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the 1 3/4flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients slowly mixing between each addition.
  • Add in the last 1/4 cup of flour 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough is no longer sticky, but it is not crumbly. If the dough becomes crumbly, add water 1 teaspoon at a time and mix well until dough holds together again.
  • Measure dough with 1/4 cup measure and then roll into a ball and slightly flatten to about a 3/4-1 inch thickness.
  • Bake in an oven preheated to 350˚F for 9-12 minutes or until the center is just set. DO NOT OVERBAKE!
  • Let cool 2 minutes and then move to cooling rack to cool.
  • Enjoy!