Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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I have recently turned into a huge raisin fan. I purchased a container of them, and noticed on the packaging that it’s best if they are refrigerated. I thought it strange, but put them in the fridge anyways. I went to have some for a snack later that night, and OMG are they addicting when they are cold! Now, while raisins by themselves taste pretty awesome, they are obviously better when they are in a cookie :). These Oatmeal Raisin Cookies were inspired by the one printed on the Quaker oats container. The biggest changes are that this recipe uses less sugar and extra light olive oil in place of the butter. Hope you enjoy this healthier version!

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A stack of oatmeal raisin cookies sitting on a fake marble top dinning room table with the container of raisins in the background. Sprinkled on the table around the cookies are raisins, bits of cookie, and uncooked oats.
5 from 6 votes

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These cookies are a healthier version of the recipe found on the Quaker Oats container. Serve with a cold glass of milk.

Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies with olive oil, oatmeal raisin cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 33 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 100 kcal
Author The Panicked Foodie


  • 1/4 cup + 6 tablespoons extra light olive oil
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2.5 cups quick oats
  • 1 cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together extra light olive oil, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.

  3. Add eggs, vanilla, baking soda, kosher salt, and cinnamon. Mix until incorporated.

  4. Mix in flour.

  5. Mix in oats, one cup at a time.

  6. Mix in raisins.

  7. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet.

  8. Bake for 8-11 minutes or until light golden brown.

Recipe Notes

This cookie did not flatten for me, like my cookies normally do. To get around this, at about the 7 minute mark, I took the cookies out of the oven, flattened them with the bottom of a Mason Jar, and then stuck them back in the oven for an additional 4 minutes.

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