This cookie is sweet and warm, crunchy on the outside, and chewy on the inside with just the right amount of cinnamon. You can take this with your coffee or tea, or as a quick grab and go breakfast, or even as a snack whenever you need a little pick me up. 

Though they originated in Scotland as the Scottish Oatcake, they are actually the most popular cookie in the United States. The cookie is often thought of as healthy because of the oatmeal in the name, but actually is based on flour and white sugar, so it’s no less healthy than an average chocolate chip cookie. 

The cookie also stores well, can be refrigerated for a week and when needed, warm in the microwave for half a minute, and enjoy. 

You’ll Need

1 cup of unsalted butter

2/3 cup of brown sugar

1/3 cup of white sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon of pure vanilla essence

1 1/2 cups of flour

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon 

3 cups of oats

1 cup of raisins


  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius. 
  2. Line your baking trays with parchment paper and grease. 
  3. In a bowl, beat the butter until smooth. 
  4. Add the sugars and continue whipping until a little airy mixture is formed. 
  5. Crack an egg in the mixture and incorporate and follow with the other egg. 
  6. Drop-in your vanilla essence and continue to whisk. 
  7. You can prepare the batter in a stand mixer if the whipping is difficult with your hand. 
  8. In a separate bowl, combine your dry ingredients like flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. 
  9. Slowly add the dry to wet. 
  10. Next, fold in the oats and raisins. 
  11. Place the batter on the tray and flatten to form the cookies. 
  12. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until the cookies emerge from the oven looking golden brown. 

Pro Tip - If the round cookie shape isn’t your thing, you can drop the batter in a baking vessel and make oatmeal raisin bars.