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Large Family Make-Ahead Freezable Oatmeal Raisin Cookies | Large Family Baking

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Who needs store-bought cookies when you can bake them fresh at home? These Oatmeal Raisin Cookies have the perfect texture and consistency to create the ideal cookie for oatmeal raisin lovers. The best part, you can make the cookies in advance with this freezable cookie dough!

Make-Ahead Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are a popular choice for many people. If these are your favorite cookies, you need to try this recipe. The recipe consists of all the right ingredients to help you make Oatmeal Raisin Cookies that are slightly soft, slightly crunchy, and just a bit chewy. They taste good when warm but are also delicious after they have had time to cool down after getting pulled out from the oven. If you’re not a cookie person then maybe you want to try some of our other desserts, like our Fresh peach Cobbler, our Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars, or our Rice Crispy Treats.

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Large Family Make-Ahead Freezable Oatmeal Raisin Cookies | Large Family Baking

Make-Ahead Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

The unique ingredients added to the Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are what helps make them taste so good. Whether you are eating them by themselves, dipping them in a cold glass of milk, or even adding them to your favorite bowl of ice cream, you will love the way these cookies taste. While you may have thought that preparing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies was a long and tiring process, this recipe is easy and straightforward enough for you to do with the children by your side. Let your little helpers get involved in making these cookies that are better than you can imagine!

Must-Have Ingredients For the Make-Ahead Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Buy your must-have baking ingredients to prepare these Make-Ahead Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Some of the essentials include:

  • Unsalted Sweet Cream Butter. The sweet cream butter mixes with the flour and oats to create sweet and tasty cookie dough.
  • Oats. Make sure you have your oats to add to the homemade cookie dough that you will prepare.
  • Raisins. Have your favorite brand of raisins ready to mix in with the dough you will create using flour, butter, and oats.
  • Vanilla Extract. A splash of vanilla extract is yet another ingredient that makes these cookies perfectly sweet.
  • All-Purpose Flour. The all-purpose flour is the base for these ingredients and is what you will use to make your cookie dough.

These ingredients and a few others will help you make Oatmeal Raisin Cookies better than any others you have tasted before.

Make-Ahead Freezable Cookie Dough

This Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe is also Make-Ahead Freezable Cookie Dough! To make this Oatmeal Raisin cookie dough ahead for the freezer, place waxed paper on a baking sheet. You’ll then prepare your Oatmeal cookie dough batter as directed in the recipe below and scoop onto the waxed paper. After that, place the baking sheet in the freezer until the cookie dough is frozen. Once the dough is frozen, transfer it to an airtight container and freezer for up to 6-months.

To make your cookies, set your make-ahead cookie dough out from the freezer into the refrigerator to defrost. Or, you can choose to bake your Oatmeal cookies from frozen. You’ll need to eyeball your cookies a little extra and add a few more minutes as needed when baking from a frozen state. Besides that, just bake as the directions detail and use as you normally would – yay!

Large Family Make-Ahead Freezable Oatmeal Raisin Cookies | Large Family Baking

How to Store the Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

After baking your Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, allow them to cool down on a baking rack before putting them in a container with a lid. You can use a glass, plastic, or metal cookie container for storage purposes. You do not need to put these cookies in the refrigerator. When stored properly in an airtight container, they should remain fresh for up to a week.

Different Variations of the Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Although the recipe is perfect the way it is, there are ways to make your Oatmeal Raisin Cookies even more unique for yourself and your family. You can add mini chocolate morsels into the cookie dough with the raisins to create chocolate Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. 

You may want to use caramel or vanilla morsels instead of chocolate morsels as well. Besides adding chocolate to your cookies, you can use dried cranberries, chopped macadamia nuts, and chopped peanuts to create a unique taste while using this recipe to get started.

Here are more make-ahead cookies to try!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Large Family Make-Ahead Freezable Oatmeal Raisin Cookies | Large Family Baking

  • Author: Jamerrill Stewart
  • Prep Time: 25 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 30 Cookies
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven

Description

Who needs store-bought cookies when you can bake them fresh at home? These Oatmeal Raisin Cookies have the perfect texture and consistency to create the ideal cookie for oatmeal raisin lovers. This is also make ahead freezable cookie dough!

 


Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup raisins

 


Instructions

 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt until well combined. 

  3. Add in the eggs and vanilla and beat until well blended.

  4. Slowly add the flour, mixing after each addition and scraping down the sides as needed.  

  5. Stir in the oatmeal and raisins.

  6. Using a medium cookie scoop, portion the cookie dough and drop on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart.

  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges are light brown. 

  8. Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool for 5 to 7 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Notes

To freeze:

  • Place waxed paper on a baking sheet.
  • Prepare the batter as directed and scoop onto the waxed paper.
  • Place the baking sheet in the freezer until the cookie dough is frozen.
  • Transfer to an airtight container and freeze up to 6 months.
  • Follow the baking directions above! You can bake the cookies from frozen, but they will need a few more minutes added to the baking time if you chose. I like to defost the cookie dough beforehand and bake as directed. 

Keywords: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, freezable cookie dough

These delicious cookies are perfect for the holidays or any time of year! These are great in the summer when you need snacks to take to the park or pool. They also fit in great with all your other Christmas cookies. What a versatile cookie!

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