Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Walnuts
These chewy oatmeal raisin cookies with walnuts are the ultimate comfort food.
These oatmeal raisin cookies are chewy and crunchy at the same time.
They’re soft in the middle and filled to the brim with raisins and walnuts.
Each bite of these cookies has a scrumptious comfort food taste.
About the Ingredients
Just a bit of pumpkin pie spice is added to give these cookies a subtle taste reminiscent of cloves and cinnamon.
These oatmeal raisin cookies are made with a little extra salt which tastes so good in combination with the oatmeal, raisins and overall sweetness of the cookies.
And I especially love that these cookies have a generous amount of raisins and walnuts in bite.
Let’s check out the ingredients.
Butter, flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice (optional), cinnamon, baking soda, salt, raisins, walnuts, and uncooked rolled oats (not the instant type)
HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE
A printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a sifter, add the flour,
and pumpkin pie spice which is optional.
TIP – as an alternative to sifting these ingredients; add them to a medium size bowl and whisk together which should have a similar effect.
and sift away…
…and sift away.
Set aside for a moment.
In a large mixing bowl, add butter (softened).
To the bowl add brown sugar,
and granulated sugar.
Beat until the mixture turns light and creamy.
If using a stand mixer, the flat paddle attachment works well for this.
Eggs and Vanilla:
Beat in the eggs and the vanilla.
Set the mixer on low speed.
Mix in Dry Ingredients:
…gradually beat in the flour mixture.
Oatmeal, Walnuts and Raisins:
Remove the mixing bowl from the stand mixer and add the oats,
Hold on, here’s a couple stragglers.
Using a large sturdy spoon or spatula…
…stir the ingredients together.
Drop the dough by 2 rounded tablespoons per cookie, spaced about 2 inches apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
TIP – This is the batch I tried baking without the parchment paper, and they didn’t hold their shape as nicely as the cookies baked on parchment paper.
So I would definitely recommend using parchment paper if you have it.
Bake in a preheated oven (at 350 degrees F.) until the edges are a light golden brown and the middle is soft (about 10 minutes).
Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool before serving.
Recipe adapted from Quaker Oats Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies; and inspired by Mrs. Fields Stuffed Oatmeal Cookies, and Martha Stewart’s Anytime Oatmeal Cookies.
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Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Walnuts
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon (heaping) pumpkin pie spice optional
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 cup (firmly packed) brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups uncooked quick or old-fashioned oats (not the instant type)
- 1 cup chopped walnuts pecans, or macadamia nuts - heaping (chopped in large pieces)
- 1-1/4 cups raisins
- Parchment paper to line the cookie sheets
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Sift or whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Set the dry ingredients aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, add butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar.
- Beat until light and creamy. If using a stand mixture, the flat paddle attachment works well for this. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
- Set the mixer on low speed and gradually beat in the flour mixture.
- Using a large sturdy spoon or spatula, stir in the oats, nuts, and raisins.
- Drop the dough by 2 rounded tablespoons per cookie, spaced about 2 inches apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
- Bake in a preheated oven (at 350 degrees F.) until the edges are a light golden brown and the middle is soft (about 10 minutes).
- Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool.
Recipe adapted from Quaker Oats Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies; and inspired by Mrs. Fields Stuffed Oatmeal Cookies, and Martha Stewart's Anytime Oatmeal Cookies.
- Certain dry ingredients in this recipe are sifted to get rid of any clumps in the flour or other ingredients, but feel free to whisk these ingredients together instead which has a similar effect.
- It's best to bake these cookies on parchment paper-lined cookie sheets because the cookies tend to hold their shape better than when not using parchment paper as a lining.
This recipe was originally posted on December 17, 2013.
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