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T his linky party is the perfect place to show off your creativity! Share your blog posts, for a chance to be featured next month!     WELCOME to the August 2022  " You're the Star " Blog Hop! Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog: Keep cool during these last few weeks of summer with my delicious 3-Ingredient No Churn Ice Cream ! ___________________________ WELCOME to  HOME feature week of the August 2022  " You're the STAR " blog hop! Meet your HOME week Hosts   This week is HOME feature week Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs: Bev from Eclectic Red Barn Cindy from Mom, the Lunch Lady Niki from Life as a LEO Wife This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU! There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month.   The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:

Old Fashion Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

 These chewy oatmeal cookies are made from scratch, just like grandma use to make. This basic recipe has crispy edges, and soft-chewy centers. Make them with raisins and chocolate, or omit which ever you'd like, they will still be insanely delicious!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Oatmeal cookies have always been one of my favourite homemade cookies. I love how hearty they are and how they can both be crispy and chewy at the same time. With a hint of cinnamon and rich brown sugar, these cookies truly taste like the goodness coming out of grandma's kitchen.

My kids have always kept away from oatmeal cookies, stating they were "old people" cookies. Imagine how surprised I was when these cookies didn't even last 2 days! That's how good these are. Even my picky youngest said they were super delish!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Which Oatmeal is Best for Cookies?

The answer to this is quite simple- old fashion oats. They are larger, heartier and give amazing texture to cookies. Old fashion oats are a whole grain, which have been steamed and rolled (flattened). Quick cooking oats are rolled more thinly and cut, which leads to less texture and quicker cooking time. Instant oats are almost ground, which makes them great for a quick breakfast, but not practical for cookie baking.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Do I Have to Soak Raisins Before Baking?

Depending on your raisins and your recipe, you may want to soak your raisins before baking with them. I love baking with golden raisins, since they seem softer than sultanas. Both made from the same type of grapes, sultanas can sometimes be dry and meal-y. Soaking them in a bit of warm water to plump them up before baking, can help add moisture to cookies and cakes. 


Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Chocolate Chips Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Chocolate Chips
Equipment Needed for This Recipe

  • mixing bowls (2)
  • mixer 
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • cookie scoop
  • baking sheets
  • parchment paper

Old Fashion Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 C flour
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 C old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 C unsalted butter
3/4 C packed dark brown sugar
1/4 C sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla 
1 C raisins (sultanas or golden raisins)
1 C chocolate chips (I used leftover Hershey Kisses which I chopped up)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In a medium mixing bowl combine the flour, oats, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar and sugar, until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs, and vanilla, beating until combined. 

Add the dry ingredients and mix until almost combined. Mix in the raisins and chocolate chips, beating until combined.

Using a cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto parchment lined baking sheets. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, until edges begin to brown slightly. Let cool for 10 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Keep in an airtight container for up to 4 days, if they last that long!


  1. Wonderful post. Thank you so much for sharing this delicious recipe. These cookies look yummy. πŸ€—

    Pastor Natalie (ExamineThisMoment)

  2. OMG these sound delicious... I love oatmeal cookies especially homemade ones I never has them with raisins or cinnamon though so will be trying these..

  3. I love oatmeal cookies, I'll take them any time over chocolate chip. I never added cinnamon, so I'm looking forward to trying your recipe.

  4. A very different and unique chocolcate chip that I have seen. Looks yummy.

  5. I love simple cookies! There is something unique in old-fashioned cookies!

  6. From the start I can ignore the storage advice, LOL! I know from experience that no treat lasts longer than two days in my house (and I am partly taking the blame!) Good idea for something quick for coffee!

  7. love the combo of oat meals and raisins perfect bite, I can bring them to work and enjoy for snacks and breakfasts

  8. I love oatmeal cookies. This looks so delicious. Can't wait to give it a try!

  9. Look great, can't wait to try these cookies

  10. These are a classic recipe from my childhood! Thanks for bringing back some great memories and delicious cookies!

  11. I love the cinnamon flavoring. This oatmeal cookies makes the best breakfast on the go and snacks.

  12. I cannot wait to make those little morsels of yumminess. Love oatmeal and of course love chocolate with a passion. Your recipe is on my list. Thank you. Giangi

  13. Only recently have I truly appreciated oatmeal raisin cookies! When they are good, they are SO good!

  14. I love dark chocolate so used a high quality dark cocoa chip and the results were excellent.

  15. I love that your kids thought these were "old people" cookies, it sounds like something my son would say! 🀣 I alos learned something new about oats! Thanks for the great recipe.

  16. These are dangerous to make as I want to eat them all!!

  17. I love a good classic cookie-- oatmeal, raisins, and chocolate. I'll be making these soon.

  18. I love love love oatmeal cookies, I prefer them a million times better than chocolate chip ones. I'm looking forward to trying your version. Best thing with a coffee in the morning πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ€€


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