These fun Oatmeal Raisinet Cookies are a classic, chewy, buttery oatmeal cookie with a fun twist. Instead of raisins or chocolate chips, I’ve used chocolate covered raisins so you get the best of both worlds.
For me, the Super Bowl is mostly a great excuse to eat junk food. I was at Costco buying the junk food and their giant tub of chocolate covered raisins caught my eye. Raisinets are my favorite movie candy, but I try to avoid buying the huge Costco jar of chocolate covered raisins because I definitely eat more than I should if they’re in the house.
Then I remembered that I’d been wanting to make cookies with Raisinets and I decided I could justify buying the enormous container of chocolate covered raisins if it was also a baking ingredient! So Oatmeal Raisinet Cookies became a delicious part of our Super Bowl smorgasboard.
The cold cookies are better than a hot one right out of the oven because the chocolate has time to set up around the raisin again.
I made these cookies again recently for an open house my realtor was hosting. When I got home the entire platter of cookies was gone. I’d say they were a hit. I hope you’ll give them a try too.
Oatmeal Raisinet Cookies
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups oats quick or old fashioned, uncooked
- 1 ½ cups Chocolate Covered Raisins Raisinets
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt and soda; set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add flour mixture; mix just until blended. Stir in oats and raisinets. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill the dough for 30 minutes.
- Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10 - 12 min or until light golden brown on the edges. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely.
- Store tightly covered.
More delicious chocolate oatmeal cookie recipes:
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies – Diabetic Approved! Big Black Dogs
Oatmeal White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies Barbara Bakes
Oatmeal Toffee Cookies Barbara Bakes
Barbara, this was such a clever idea! I never know what to choose for the cookies, chocolate or raisins. Now I can choose BOTH!
I could really enjoy one or 2 of these oatmeal cookies right now even if they didn’t have choc coated raisins, love those little things to bits 🙂
Lauren from Lauren's Latest
I have a soft spot for oatmeal cookies. And then adding in chocolate covered raisins? Please! These would not stand a chance surviving at my house.
natalie (the sweets life)
I’ve made these—we loved them!!
These look super super delish Barbara 🙂
Rocky Mountain Woman
Ok, so those look like they might go really well with a nice cup of warm milk before bed tonight….
What a great idea. Love these.
I adore oatmeal raisin cookies of any kind, so I know that these would b good. I have given you a Stylish Blogger award here
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Oatmeal cookies sounds healthier for sure!
OMG raisinettes are like crack, aren’t they? I make a version of this cookie with the chocolate covered raisins – deelicious! I can’t wait to give your recipe a try:) Thanks for sharing & I can’t wait to go to Costco and find that huge jar of raisinettes!
Oh Barbara – I think you have the best collection of cookie recipes on the web! I love oatmeal cookies and just looking at them your texture looks perfect. Add chocolate and raisins – tres magnifique! Also peanut butter and nutella cups – inspired and simply too irresistable. Thanks for sharing.
If I could just get my family to eat raisins and coconut, I’d have absolutely nothing, zero, zilch to complain about. Well… maybe the fact that they don’t like rhubarb, but that’s a whole ‘nuther season.
I’d love these.
I’ve done this before too! Fun and delicious! Chocolate covered raisins are my older daughter’s favorite “candy”. I need to make these again, for her:) Thanks for the reminder and inspiration, Barbara.
¡Qué buena idea! Esas galletas se ven perfectas. Voy a guardar esta receta. Gracias, Bárbara.
I never thought of putting raisinets in a cookie, what a great idea!
Alison @ Ingredients, Inc
What a great idea! These looks awesome
Raisinets are my 83 year old mother’s favorite candy. I could make her day with a batch of these.
my husband adores raisinettes, i have to make these for him, they look SO good!
Barbara | VinoLuciStyle
Now this is an improvement over a standard. Hoping the next step is chocolatizing Craisins to use in Oatmeal cookies!
Cathy at Wives with Knives
You have definitely fancied up an oatmeal cookie, Barbara. Using raisinets is a wonderful idea and one I know my family will approve of.