After-school Snack: Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

My boys love raisins, they eat them almost everyday. They are the perfect on-the-go, healthy snack. I often pack raisins in Jude’s school lunch.

raisins in lunch

Occasionally I will make a fun after-school treat, Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.

chewy oatmeal raisin cookies


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup raisins


In a large bowl cream butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla

In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

Stir flour mixture into butter mixture.

Stir in oats and raisins.

Chill the dough for at least 1 hour, up to overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 deg.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silpat and portion dough into heaping tablespoon size balls.

Bake for 13-15 minutes.

oatmeal raisin cookies The great thing about using raisins in this recipe is I don’t have to use a ton of sugar because the raisins are so naturally sweet. I love using California Raisins because they are all-natural and dried-by-the-sun. Did you know California Raisins contain zero fat, no cholesterol and NO ADDED SUGAR? So raisins make for a healthy on-the-go snack that kids love to eat because they are so sweet and moms love to buy because they are affordable.

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Jessica is a family lifestyle blogger living in Raleigh, NC with her husband and four sons (9, 6, 5 and 3). Jessica started in November of 2009, but has been blogging since 2003. Jessica writes about family life, recipes, travel and products for families. She is also a Work-from-home-mom who manages marketing and social media for a local accounting company.

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23 thoughts on “After-school Snack: Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

  1. Jessica

    There is nothing better than homamde oatmeal raisin cookies. My daughter would love these in her lunchbox or as an after school treat. I love that they aren’t packed with unnecessary sugar too!

  2. Elizabeth Towns

    I do too! My grandma used to make oatmeal cookies for us all the time, and drop them off to each of her grandchildren’s homes. It is something that I miss about her – not because of the cookies but because of the love. So I make the cookies. Great recipe.

  3. Shauna

    I have a total obsession with oatmeal cookies… not sure what it is about them, but I love, love, love them. Will have to give this recipe a try


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