Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I got caught in Tropical Storm Debby. It poured as I walked from to my car. I fought rush hour traffic all the way home, which is always worse when it’s raining. It poured as I dashed from my car to the house. By the time I got inside, I was sopping. After a change of clothes, a hot mug of tea, and a few of these cookies, all was well again.

adapted from Gourmet, January 1990

Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe makes a lot. Cut recipe in half if you don't want a ton of cookies.


3 cups (about a 15 oz box) raisins
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 c packed light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
2 1/2 c all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
2 c old fashioned rolled oats
2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Place the raisins in a medium heat-proof bowl. Pour enough boiling water in the bowl to cover them; soak for 20 minutes, until plumped. Drain water, reserving 1/3 c of liquid.
  2. In a stand up mixer, cream the butter with the brown sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and clove in a separate bowl. Add the mixture to the butter mixture in batches, alternating with the soaking liquid. Stir in raisins, oats, and chocolate chips.
  3. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto a very lightly buttered baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes, until golden. Let the cookies cool for 3 minutes, and transfer to a rack with a spatula. Cool completely.

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Sweet Comments:

  1. Those cookies look delicious! I can see how they would brighten up an otherwise gloomy day. I cant wait to make them, thanks for the recipe!

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