Oatmeal Chocolate-Covered Raisin Cookies

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Oatmeal Chocolate-Covered Raisin Cookies Recipe

“Do you know what I’ve always wanted to try? Not oatmeal raisin cookies. Not oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. But oatmeal chocolate-covered raisin cookies.” And just like that, my brother Grant had inspired this cookie recipe, which just might give Homemade Samoas Cookies some serious confectionery competition on the All-Time Favorite Cookies list.

This inventive update on good ol’ fashioned oatmeal cookies stars plump chocolate-covered raisins mixed in to my go-to oatmeal cookie dough recipe. But this isn’t any ordinary dough. I’ve swapped almost all of the regular sugar for light brown sugar, which means the resulting cookies are extra soft and chewy (á la Secret Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies) rather than crisp and crunchy (shout-out to Pumpkin Pie Biscotti). So now you can enjoy the best of both the chocolate and raisin worlds in a single cookie. Edible efficiency at its finest!

Oatmeal Chocolate-Covered Raisin Cookies Recipe

Oatmeal Chocolate-Covered Raisin Cookies Recipe

Oatmeal Chocolate-Covered Raisin Cookies Recipe

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Oatmeal Chocolate-Covered Raisin Cookies Recipe


Oatmeal Chocolate-Covered Raisin Cookies

Kick up a classic cookie with a quick and easy recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate-Covered Raisin Cookies!
Author: Kelly Senyei
4.67 from 6 votes
Oatmeal Chocolate-Covered Raisin Cookies Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 48 cookies


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1 cup chocolate-covered raisins


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter, brown sugar and sugar on medium speed until until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat until combined.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt then add the flour mixture to the stand mixer and beat just until combined. Add the oats and the chocolate-covered raisins and beat until combined.
  • Using an ice cream scoop or two spoons, portion out 2-tablespoon scoops of batter and drop them onto the baking sheet, spacing the mounds about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
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Calories: 102kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 53mg, Potassium: 50mg, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 115IU, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 0.5mg


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Recipe adapted from Quaker Oats.

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  1. 5 stars
    I’ve been making these cookies for several years now and they are my go to recipe❣️ sometimes I add tiny M&Ms for color. These cookies are so good and if you buy chocolate covered raisins at Costco, you need this recipe. Makes about 3 dozen. I cut the cinnamon in half.

  2. 3 stars
    My cookies did not spread at all.Baked 12 min. I only got about 24 cookies.The last 2 trays I used a fork to press them down. The cookies taste good. Is there something I did wrong.

    1. Hi Gloria – There are several factors that may have attributed to this, such as how the heat circulated in your oven, your type of baking sheet and whether you used parchment paper or a Silpat.

  3. 5 stars
    I just made these and they are delicious! They won’t last long, as my husband is eating them warm straight off the baking sheet,

  4. I’m confused. I just got your cookbook. The bacon bites and chocolate chip cookies were great but the measurements for these ones in the book didn’t make sense for just 28 cookies. So I came to your site to check and the ingredients (Ratios aren’t the same regardless of the recipe size I select). Did you change the recipe for the book? If so, why? Can you clarify as I’m not sure which one to use.

    1. Hi there! The recipes in the book aren’t the same as the ones on the site. :) Either are great!

  5. What are the 6 tablespoons of butter for? The half cup, 1 stick or 8 tablespoons of butter is to cream with the sugars but you listed an extra 6 Tbs and you do not use it.

  6. Why do you list the unsalted butter ingredients in two different types of measurements. Couldn’t you have said 14 tablespoons of unsalted butter?


  8. I don’t come up with genius recipe ideas often (jk of course I do), but I have to say these were by far the best cookies I have ever eaten. Kelly made them PERFECTLY.

  9. Such a great idea!! I totally thought this was going to be normal oatmeal raisin cookies that were then dipped in chocolate! But chocolate covered raisins….best of both cookies! Genius Grant…..