Chewy Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

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Chewy Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

I posted this recipe for Chewy Loaded Oatmeal Cookies eight years ago and they have remained my absolute favorite. But when I pulled up the recipe this morning to make them for family that is coming to visit next week, I realized the recipe itself needed some updating. So I’m posting them again with the rewritten recipe that is easier to understand and written in the correct format. 🙂

I’ll be in the kitchen most of today getting ready for one of our family Thanksgivings this weekend so I have lots of cooking and baking to do. I hope you are looking forward to a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday spent with family and friends!

Chewy Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

These Chewy Oatmeal Cookies are loaded with nuts raisins, dried cranberries, and spices. They are my absolute favorite oatmeal cookie, like Starbuck's!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
24 minutes
Total Time: 56 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, oatmeal
Servings: 2 -3 dozen
Calories: 126kcal
Author: Christy Jordan


  • ½ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup dark raisins plus more for putting on top
  • ½ cup golden raisins plus more for putting on top
  • cup dried cranberries
  • cup diced walnuts


  • Place sugars and butter in mixing bowl. Mix until well blended.
  • Add egg, vanilla, and cinnamon, mix again.
  • Add in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and mix again until blended and a dough is formed.
  • Add in oats, raisins, cranberries, and walnuts and mix just until incorporated.
  • 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 don’t eat raisins or cranberries. That’s 1 cup and 1/3 taken from the recipe. Will they still be chewy or what should I use in their place?

  2. May I use Quick Oats (not instant) in the “Chewy loaded Oatmeal cookie” recipe?? I don’t have any of the long cooking oats and would like to try these. Thanks!

  3. I just want to say thank-you for NOT showing a MILLION pictures of a recipe, before a person actually gets to the recipe. I really can’t stand it when some sites show the same piece of cake in ten different angles, or the piece of cake on a plate with a fork then a piece of cake on a plate without a fork, or a bite taken from the piece of cake then no bite taken from the piece of cake. I personally just need a picture of the whole cake and then one picture of a piece of cake. At least no more than four pictures total. And I like getting to the recipe quickly so I can see if I have the stuff needed and how easy or hard it is to make. So, for me personally, thank-you for the “just right” amount of pictures.

  4. Love these look like the ones I make. I use. Cranberry trail mix with pumpkin seeds and all the other like yours. So yummy. And keeps the cookie so moist. Funny I have use them for my breakfast. Since they are loaded with health stuff.

  5. Thanks for taking a minute to give this recipe to us. These look so good. I’m making them soon! Hope you and your family have a Blessed Thanksgiving.

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