After-school Snack: Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


My boys love raisins, they eat them almost every day. 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 the flour mixture into the 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 them because they are affordable.

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