These oatmeal raisin cookies are the best version of the classic- thick, chewy, easy, and full of flavor. But as good as they are, I have to admit that I’ve always reached for a chocolate chip cookie over an oatmeal raisin. A cookie would have to be pretty darn good if it didn’t have chocolate in it. Well, I may have been selling oatmeal cookies short, especially if they are made like this- based with brown sugar, lots of vanilla, and studded with walnuts.
I just love the sweet chewiness from the raisins, the heartiness of the oatmeal, and the slight spice from the cinnamon. I used old-fashioned rolled oats in this recipe. Not only do they hold up better while baking, but I prefer the fuller texture. Enjoy making these cookies and hopefully you’ll become a new oatmeal raisin cookie lover like me (if you weren’t already!).