Perfect Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with 6 ingredients

Michelle shared an Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with 6 ingredients in the South Arm Older Adults Community Kitchen.


We made the cookies with extra ingredients like vanilla, ground cinnamon and baking powder to add more flavour and rise to the cookies.

Michelle brought up the issue of the new threat to health is sugar. She told us that she generally reduces the amount of sugar in her baking by half especially for those recipes that have other sweet ingredients like banana, dates, etc in it.


  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar, preferably dark brown sugar (we used 3/4 cup)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (or 1 cup quick oats as quick oats absorb more moisture than rolled oats)
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder (optional)
  • kosher salt (optional)




017Preheat oven to 350F.Mix the butter and sugar together until completely combined.
025Add the egg and mix untilĀ  incorporated. If using, add the vanilla, baking powder, and cinnamon and mix until incorporated.
038Stir in flour then the raisins and oatmeal until combined.
044Drop rounded mounds of dough on parchment lined cookie sheets and sprinkle with salt if using. Flatten the dough mounds slightly before baking.Bake at 350F until just lightly browned on the edges and middle still looks undercooked, about 9 minutes.Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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