The ultimate Oatmeal Raisin Cookies that are homemade! Soft and chewy oatmeal cookies made with old-fashioned oats and raisins with a hint of coconut flakes.

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Oatmeal raisin cookies laid out next to each other next to raisins.

You can have these chewy cookies ready to go in the oven in under 10 minutes; we love how quick this recipe is! It’s not surprising that the kids love these cookies just as much as they do classic chocolate chip cookies.


The batter for these easy oatmeal cookies gives you soft, buttery, chewy cookies bursting with so much flavor!

All the ingredients for homemade oatmeal raisin cookies laid out.


We love these cookies so much because the ingredients needed for this recipe we always have on hand!

  • Sugar+brown sugar– combining both sugars adds sweetness and texture to the cookie.
  • Butter– be sure to use room-temperature butter.
  • Eggs– the binding element.
  • Baking powder + soda– helps the cookies rise and keep shape.
  • Coconut flakes–  sweetened or unsweetened coconut flakes will work.
  • Raisins– soak the raisins in warm water for a plump flavor.
  • Oatmeal– a critical ingredient in these cookies.
  • Salt– flavor enhancer.
  • Cinnamon– adds flavor.
  • Flour– all-purpose flour works great.
Step by step collage of how to make homemade oatmeal raisin cookies.

How to make oatmeal cookies:

  1. Butter+sugar: Cream together the butter and sugar.
  2. Add eggs: Add one egg at a time and continue mixing after each egg.
  3. Dry ingredients: In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add to the wet ingredients.
  4. Oats+raisins: Add the oatmeal, raisins, and coconut flakes. Fold in with a spatula.
  5. Shape: Add spoonfuls of the batter onto the baking sheet.
  6. Bake: Bake cookies until golden.
Chef’s Tip: The key to soft and chewy cookies is not overcooking the cookies.
They will finish cooking as they are cooling.
Oatmeal cookies laid out on a baking sheet.


Can I freeze oatmeal cookies?

Yes, you can freeze the cookies. Once the cookies are completely cooled, add them to a freezer bag and freeze for up to two months. Thaw to enjoy, and reheat for warm cookies.

Can I freeze oatmeal cookie dough?

Yes! You can freeze the cookie dough (before baking)! Just scoop out the cookies, like for baking, and then freeze. Bake for a few extra minutes.

How to store oatmeal raisin cookies?

You want to store these cookies in an airtight container to keep them soft and chewy; we love this container. Store 4-5 days at room temperature.

Can I omit the shredded coconut?

You can leave out the coconut flakes altogether. TIP: You can also toast the coconuts for added crunchiness before adding them to the cookies.

What type of oats do I use?

Whole old-fashioned oats work best in this recipe.

Why do my cookies get hard after they cool?

If your cookies get hard after they have cooled, you’ve overcooked them.

Soft coconut oatmeal raisin cookies stacked on top of each other.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe

Author: Valentina
4.94 from 15 votes
Soft and chewy homemade oatmeal raisin cookies. The cookies loaded with old-fashioned oats and raising with coconut flakes. This is the easiest recipe for oatmeal cookies, even the kids approve.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
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Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies



  • Preheat oven to 355°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar (brown and granulated sugar) until creamy.
  • Beat in one egg at a time. 
  • Add flour mixture and mix on low speed until well combined. 
  • With a spatula, fold in coconut flakes, raisins and oatmeal. 
  • Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto baking sheet.
  • Bake 9-10 minutes for a chewy cookie.


137kcal Calories20g Carbs1g Protein5g Fat3g Saturated Fat23mg Cholesterol47mg Sodium100mg Potassium1g Fiber8g Sugar135IU Vitamin A0.2mg Vitamin C21mg Calcium0.8mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 137 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 47mg2%
Potassium 100mg3%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)