Crispy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Crispy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Yesterday started the official one month countdown until my wedding! We nailed down the rehearsal dinner, and I dropped off my dress, for hopefully, its final alterations. Then we had a beer to celebrate. All that is left are details..the big things are planned! Hallelujah! Planning this wedding has been a complete blast, but wowsers does it suck up ALL my time now! I wouldn’t change it for a thing..planning a wedding only happens once and I’m enjoying every minute of it, and drinking lots of champagne! ;)

Crispy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

A few weeks ago, maybe a month ago now, my dad fell out of a tree, slash, off a ladder. He got pretty hurt, breaking his collar bone, wrist, and foot, all on his dominant side. It put him out of work, since he does physical labor, and it was an adjustment for my mom. Hes healing slowly, and crutches are in use. Hopefully he’ll still be able to walk down the aisle with me!

Crispy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

So when he first fell, he was laid up on the couch for a couple of weeks. Id stop by in the mornings to make him breakfast while my mom was at work sometimes. But what he really kept asking me for were his favorite cookies; Crispy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. See, unlike me, hes not a huge fan of soft, chewy cookies. Crazy, I know! But hes a lover of crispy, crunchy cookies, and oatmeal raisin are his all time fav! I figured this request was the least I could do!

Crispy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I set out to find the prefect crunchy cookie recipe, and I succeeded. He was over the moon with these babies! He hid them from everyone, and told me numerous times that he hoped I wrote down this recipe! (But of course!) Even I, the soft, chewy, cookie lover, was a fan of these crunchy crispy cookies! I found myself stealing little pieces right out of his hands!

Crispy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These cookies may have been for my dad, but I can’t wait to switch up the fillings for some more crispy, crunchy goodness!

Crispy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 24 Cookies

Crispy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Perfectly crispy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 of a large egg (whisk it, and cut in half)
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup raisins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the old fashioned oats, flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, cream together the butter and sugars.
  4. Stir in the egg and vanilla extract.
  5. Fold the dry ingredients into wet ingredients until just combined.
  6. Stir in the raisins.
  7. Roll about 2 Tablespoons each into balls, place on baking sheet, and slightly flatten.
  8. Bake for 9-10 minutes.
  9. Cool and enjoy!

Adapted from: The Food Network

19 thoughts on “Crispy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

  1. These look so good! I hope your dad is getting better, that sounds like a nasty injury!

  2. So sorry about your dad! That’s crazy and hope he is healing well. And very exciting about your wedding. It can be stressful, but I’m sure it will be an amazing day!

  3. Kathi Altamura says:

    oooh I hope your dad is doing much better by now? I’m a huge fan of crispy cookies like your dad so I plan on making
    these this weekend. Who doesn’t like a cookie??

  4. So unhappy. They were not Crispy at all . If fact too much cinnamon and a little doughy. My other receipe called for about the same amount for flour to oats and about the same fats although I mix in coconut oil and butter with more white sugar. Boo hoo my family will be disappointed. Especially I always boulle the receipe.

    • I’m sorry they didn’t work for you, if you send me an email with more details, maybe we can figure out where you went wrong, Id be more than happy to help!

  5. Hi there! Just tried your recipe and whoop! Its so yummy! My kids love the crispyness!

  6. These cookies are absolutely delicious. I was drawn to the recipe by the photos and the use of 1/2 egg.
    My cookies did not brown as well as yours and I allowed an extra minute. I have been told to chill the dough for a plump cookie. Do you do this?

    Yummy yummy yummy!

    • ooh Im so glad you enjoyed them! I didn’t chill the dough for this cookie. There was enough of a balance in the fat and starch that they wouldn’t overly spread. Chilling the dough would definitely have plumped them up more, but I was going for flatter and crispier here!

  7. HI Alaina,
    Well, I made these cookies this morning. They are certainly crispy, but needed some extra time (2 minutes, might have been OK with 3) in the oven. I’m disappointed with the flavor, though, which may be on me as I used Earth Balance as my fat. The cookie just tasted a bit one note. If you really think the butter is the issue, please let me know. I use Earth Balance all the time and have been pleased with my cookie results. Maybe I could bump up the sugar and other spices? The texture is great, so I don’t want to mess with that. Thanks for the recipe.

    • I have never tried anything other than real butter or coconut oil in cookies, so I can’t really say about how the earth balance would affect them, though I’m sure it would be quite different, since the fat content is different. You could try bumping up the cinnamon, nutmeg, or vanilla. If you mess with the sugars to much, it will change the texture of the cookie. I hope you’re able to fix it, and I hope I helped at least a little! Let me know if you try them again :)

      • Thanks, Alaina. My husband loves them as is. He’s not fond of butter, so I may just keep on using Earth Balance or perhaps, coconut oil – although, I may play with the vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. I appreciate your telling me about the sugar. The texture is wonderful. Cookies are crisp and crunchy, Day 2.

  8. Hi Alaina,

    Wow! These cookies are Da Bomb! I love them! Made them with some changes cos I ran out of brown sugar, so I sub the rest with white. Came out great. I did leave them in the oven for a good 5 min longer for a even crispier cookies. I grew up with crispy cookies, so these are just great. Baked a whole jug and keeping them all for myself!

    Thanks again!

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