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Sweet and Spicy Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Oatmeal cookie recipe

The addition of nutmeg and cinnamon give this oatmeal cookie recipe a hint of spice that works well with the sweetness of the raisins.

Oatmeal raisin cookies are a favorite with both kids and adults and this recipe is sure to please everyone as well. Not only do they taste great, but the smell of the cookies baking spreads throughout the house and will have everyone asking, "are they ready yet?"

This recipe calls for old-fashioned rolled oats and I think they work just fine. I prefer a thicker oat, preferably a #3 Thick Oat and usually have these on hand in the pantry and often substitute. I do not recommend using a quick cook oat!

Raisins are the traditional dried fruit that are added to oatmeal cookie recipes, but try cherries or cranberries as a tasty alternative. Which ever dried fruit you choose soak them in a bowl of warm water for approx. 5 to 10 minutes, they will have more moisture and prevent drying out the cookie.


  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 3/4 Cup Unsalted Butter - Room Temperature
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar - Firmly Packed
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 3 Cups Old-Fashioned Oats
  • 1 Cup Raisins - Soaked


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg and set aside.

In mixer bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy using paddle attachment (approx 3 min.).

Add the egg and beat until well incorporated.

Add flavoring

Add flour mixture to the butter mixture in thirds. Mix just until flour is blended - do not over mix.

Scrape down the bowl as needed.

Mix in oats and raisins just until blended.

Using an ice cream scoop or spoon drop cookie dough on parchment lined baking sheet.

Place in center of the oven and bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until edges begin to brown.

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