Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are soft, chewy, and delicious. They get a bad rap for not being the classic chocolate chip, but we think they’re some of the best cookies ever!
Up until kids are 4 or so, birthday parties are more for the parents than the actual celebrant. Do you know any kid who remembers any of their birthdays before that age? When our co-founder Catherine’s son, Kenya, turned 3, they threw a big birthday party for him. Since they knew he’d have little to no memory of it, they tried to think of a way to give the celebration more purpose.
Instead of asking the invitees for gifts, they suggested people bring a new book to donate to our local children’s hospital. The hospital staff was so grateful that the family continued doing it yearly in honor of their kids’ birthdays. When Kenya turned 4, he delivered his birthday books to the hospital himself and really understood how fun and fulfilling it is to give books to those who might not have access to them.
The next time you’re throwing a birthday for your little one and don’t feel like having your house filled with more plastic toys that will just get played with once or twice and forgotten, empower your child and do this for their birthday — and of course make a batch of these unbelievably delicious cookies!
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 3/4 cup light or dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 2 tsp vanilla extrarct
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 cup raisins, dried cherries, or cranberries
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Place the butter and sugar in a bowl or standing mixer and beat for 3-5 minutes on medium high or until light and fluffy.
- Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat for another minute on medium speed or until completely combined.
- In a separate bowl, mix to combine the flour, oats, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix to incorporate.
- Stir in the raisins. Using a 1 tbsp mini ice cream scooper or spoon, place on a silpat or parchment-lined cookie sheet.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes for chewier cookies or 15-17 minutes for more crisp cookies.
- Cool on baking sheet.