Awesome Oatmeal Cookies

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Awesome Oatmeal Cookies are an oatmeal cookie lover’s dream! Packed with two kinds of raisins, nuts and so much delicious flavor, these are TOTALLY worth the effort!

awesome oatmeal cookies

Today, let’s talk about the ultimate antidote to a hectic day: Awesome Oatmeal Cookies. These cookies may have a lot of ingredients, but they are COMPLETELY worth the little bit of extra hassle! With two types of raisins and a beautiful nutty texture, these cookies are some of the best oatmeal cookies out there! So grab your apron and a tall glass of milk, and let’s get baking!

What You’ll Need to Make Awesome Oatmeal Cookies

ingredients for awesome oatmeal cookies


  • brown sugar
  • oats
  • raisins (golden and regular)
  • dried cranberries
  • one egg
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • cinnamon
  • finely chopped nuts
  • stick of margarine
  • flour
  • white sugar

Let’s talk substitutions.

  • This recipe calls for the two types of raisins, but if you don’t have both, feel free to use the one you have!
  • Leave out the nuts if you like! I often do because they add a good bit of expense to things, but they do add a nice texture. It’s up to you!
  • I’m using old fashioned oats in this but if you only have quick oats that’ll work in a pinch.
  • As for brown sugar, use what you got, light or dark. I use them interchangeably but prefer dark whenever I have it. 

How to Make Awesome Oatmeal Cookies

place sugars and butter in a mixing bowl

In a mixing bowl place your softened margarine, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Mix until well-combined.

add egg and cinnamon

Toss in your egg and the cinnamon. Mix it up again!

mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl

Now in a separate bowl place your oats and your flour…

add raisins

…and the raisins, dried cranberries, and nuts.

Stir that together.

add salt, powder, and baking soda

Add in your salt, baking powder, and baking soda and stir again. Mix your wet ingredients from before with this dry ingredient mix.

spray baking sheet

Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

scoop cookies onto tray

Scoop cookies onto the prepared baking sheet with a cookie scoop.

raisins on top of the cookies

Take a few of each color raisin and place on top of the cookie for aesthetic purposes if you wish!

Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.

let the cookies cool

Let sit on pan for two or three minutes and then remove to cooling racks to cool completely.

serve cookies with a tall glass of milk

Enjoy these delicious cookies! Your entire family will thank you for your efforts!

awesome oatmeal cookies

How to Store Awesome Oatmeal Cookies:

Storing oatmeal cookies properly can help maintain their freshness and texture. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Cool Completely: Allow the awesome oatmeal cookies to cool completely before storing them. If you store them while they’re still warm, they can become soggy due to trapped moisture.
  2. Use Airtight Containers: Place the cookies in an airtight container. This helps prevent moisture from getting in and keeps the cookies fresh longer. You can use plastic containers with tight-fitting lids or glass jars with rubber seals.
  3. Layering: If you need to stack the cookies in the container, place a sheet of parchment paper or wax paper between each layer to prevent them from sticking together.
  4. Moisture Absorbers: Adding a moisture absorber such as a small packet of silica gel or a few grains of uncooked rice can help keep the cookies dry and fresh.
  5. Room Temperature Storage: Awesome oatmeal cookies are best stored at room temperature. Avoid storing them in the refrigerator, as the cold temperature can make them lose their texture and become stale faster.
  6. Freezing: If you want to store awesome oatmeal cookies for an extended period, you can freeze them. Place the cookies in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until firm. Then transfer them to a freezer-safe container or zip-top bag. When ready to eat, let them thaw at room temperature for about 30 minutes or reheat them in the oven for a few minutes.

By following these steps, you can keep your oatmeal cookies fresh and delicious for longer! That is, if they last that long!

awesome oatmeal cookies

Awesome Oatmeal Cookies – High Maintenance, But Worth It!

These cookies are EVERYTHING! Chewy, spiced just right, filled with wonderful nuggets of cranberries, raisins, and nuts. Oatmeal Cookie lover's dream!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
24 minutes
Total Time: 56 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies
Servings: 4
Calories: 126kcal


  • 1-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dark raisins plus more for putting on top
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins plus more for putting on top
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 C diced walnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick margarine softened
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Place sugars and margarine in mixing bowl. Mix until well blended. Add egg and cinnamon, mix again.
  • In separate bowl, place all remaining ingredients. Stir with a spoon and dump into mixing bowl with wet ingredients. Mix until well blended.
  • Spoon by heaping tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Top with a few additional raisins of each color. Bake at 350 for twelve to fifteen minutes until the edges are lightly browned.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before removing from cookie sheets and cooling completely.


Calories: 126kcal
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  1. I just made oatmeal cookies last night. Trader Joe’s makes a bag of raisins with four different kind of raisins in the bag so that is what I used. It made it so easy…I skipped the cranberries this time. White choclate chips are good too.

  2. Hey Christy these looks wonderful. I was just wondering if anyone has ever tried making this and rolling it out (the batter) about 1/2″ or so onto a cookie sheet tray and baked them and let them sit for a few minutes then take a pizza wheel cutter and cut them any shape or size you like? You could get creative here. Some of the things I do different on my oatmeal cookies is I like to plump up my fruit (soak my raisins/cranberries/craisins any dried fruit in warm vanilla or orange extract water, (rum gets me going) as well. Just place liquid and fruit into glass bowl or large mixing cup and microwave for a ~ 1 minute then let sit for ~5 minutes. Drain the flavored water into the cookies (optional) if so add a little extra oats to absorb the liquid. ItThis sounds strange but even though I know I’m going to bake cookies (I toast my nuts prior) as it adds extra flavor. You could also throw in some quality dark semi-sweet chocolate chips in the batter as well if you like chocolate. When I make regular oatmeal cookies I usually do 1 tablespoons of pure vanilla extract and even occasionally add a 1/2 teaspoon or so of apple pie or pumpkin spice as well.

  3. Question? I don’t have dried cranberries couldn’t I just add more raisins –
    always have a box of those – my dh loves oatmeal cookies & I’d like to
    try these

    1. Funny thing- it’s the opposite at my house. We always have dried cranberries- ‘Crasins’ brand name and never raisins because neither me nor my husband like them. lol if I make this recipe, I will use all cranberries. I think you and me even out!

  4. I am so anxious to try this recipe! My great grandma made the BEST oatmeal cookies. She gave me the recipe before she passed away but they have never tasted right. I know she didn’t leave anything off the recipe card so it must be her special touch that is missing. I’ve avoided making any oatmeal cookies since because I couldn’t take the disappointment. Now I think I’m ready to try again and this time I know they will be delicious!

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