whole wheat oatmeal raisin cookies

Oatmeal raisin is my dad's favorite cookie, so I make these quite frequently. Of course, my parents live an ocean and continent away, so they never get to eat them, but... hey! It's the thought that counts, right? These cookies are really easy to whip up, and the dough keeps for quite some time in the refrigerator, so it's a fast fix for a semi-healthy cookie craving.

Note: Set out the egg and butter ahead of time so that they can reach room temperature.

This recipe makes approximately 25 small cookies.


  • butter 125 g 4 oz
  • sugar 75 g 1/3 cup
  • brown sugar 75 g 1/3 cup
  • vanilla 1 teaspoon
  • eggs 1
  • oats 175 g 1 1/2 cups
  • whole wheat flour 125 g 1 cup
  • baking soda 1/2 teaspoon
  • salt 1/8 teaspoon
  • cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon
  • raisins 150 g 1 cup
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Set out ingredients. (This picture depicts a double batch.)

butter and sugar in metal bowl

Cream butter, sugars and vanilla (extract) with a wooden spoon or in a mixer with a paddle attachment.

egg in creamed butter and sugar mixture

Add eggs, one at a time, and mix until combined.

mixing cookie dough


adding dry ingredients to creamed mixture

In another bowl, combine oats, whole wheat flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture.

folding raisins into cookie dough

Once combined, fold in raisins.

whole wheat oatmeal raisin cookie dough in hand

Almost a cookie!

flattening whole wheat oatmeal raisin cookies with spatula

Dough must be refrigerated for at least half an hour before balling and baking.

cookie dough covered with plastic wrap

Cover with plastic wrap so that the dough won't form a skin.

scooping cookie dough

Scoop out in spoonfuls.

rolling cookie dough into balls

Roll dough into balls.

flattening cookie dough with spoon

Flatten balls of dough slightly.

cookies ready for oven on silicone baking mat

Bake at 180° C 350° F for 12-15 minutes.

freshly baked whole wheat oatmeal raisin cookies

Cookies will keep for several days in an air-tight container. Enjoy!