Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies {Recipe}

Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
There’s nothing quite like the tantalizing aroma of cookies baking in the oven.  I find that the entire process of making cookies, from taking out the ingredients to pulling them out of the oven, is just so satisfying.  I really enjoy having my kids help me in the kitchen – well, most of the time!  For this particular batch of cookies, I had to walk out of the kitchen to go check on Reece and came back to find an extra teaspoon or so of something white scattered on top of the cookie dough.  

My little helper, Bryce, loves to add ingredients into the mixing bowl – even when I’m not there!  Crossing my fingers and hoping it was sugar or even flour, I tasted it only to find out that it was a little extra baking soda.  


I removed as much as I could, sacrificing a small portion of this tasty cookie dough, because nothing is worse than a cookie that tastes like baking soda!
This recipe is sure to make your home smell wonderful and make your taste buds happy.  Much like a classic oatmeal raisin cookie recipe, the addition of ground cloves adds a satisfying spice that makes you sit up and take notice of this delicious cookie.  Soft and chewy, these cookies are downright delectable.  I sure hope you’ll give this one a try.

1 c butter, softened
1 c brown sugar
1/2 c white sugar
2 eggs, room temp.
1/2 Tbls vanilla
1 c white flour
1/2 c wheat flour (you can sub in all white)
1/2 Tbls ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 – 1 tsp ground cloves (I go with the full 1 tsp)
3 cups old-fashioned or rolled oats
1 1/2 c raisins


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream butter and sugars together in a large mixing bowl.
Add in eggs, one at a time until well blended.
Add in vanilla and mix until combined.

In a large bowl, combine flours, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt.  Add to the creamed mixture and stir until just combined.  I like to use 1 full teaspoon of cloves but if you are hesitant at all you can try 1/2 of a teaspoon.  

Finally, mix in the oats and raisins.  The cookie dough should be nice and thick.  I like to refrigerate my cookie dough for about 15 minutes before baking.  I find that the cookies bake more evenly.  So if you have the time and the patience, give it a try :)

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on lightly greased cookie sheets.  The cookies need about 10-12 minutes – start checking at 10 – you do not want to over bake these cookies!

Let the cookies cool for a couple minutes on the baking sheet before moving them to a rack.  These cookies stay soft and moist for several days when stored in an airtight container.  I can’t really tell you past that because they simply don’t last long around here :)

 Linking up hereHome Stories A2Z, and My Repurposed Life.  


  1. mmm,fresh from the oven warm and delicious! they look wonderful!

  2. These cookies look amazing! YUM!

  3. whoa, these look delicious! our sons would get along just fine… mine loves to add ‘extra’ ingredients too ;o)

  4. Oh, yum. I love oatmeal cookies! These look delicious. Don’t you love the little helpers? ;)

  5. Those are my favorite type of cookie. But… my husband can’y stasnd raisens, LOL! Visiting from Motivate Me Monday.
    ~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

  6. This sounds great. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I LOVE oatmeal cookies and these sound like they are awesome. I can already smell them!

  8. Yummy! I have such a weakness for oatmeal & raisin. Thnak you so much for sharing!

  9. Great recipe! I am a mama of 8 and cookies never last long around our house. I love using healthy ingredients like oatmeal when I bake. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Oooo yum! I must try these. The cloves have me very intrigued! Thanks so much for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  11. lol typical kid right? They still look great.

  12. These cookies look so yummy! I’m having a linky party as again, and would love for you to join it! Here is the link http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/one-stop-s… Thanks for sharing!

  13. This looks delish! I am a follower! Can you please post this at my Taste This Thursday party!?

  14. I can’t wait to try these! Oatmeal Raisin is my favorite!

  15. Ohhh, I can just about smell theses. Wonderful!

  16. ohgoodgolly I love how you spiced these up with the addition of cloves. They sound perfect for snowy cold days…all warm, feisty and winterlicious!
    Arrived via TCB…cheers!

  17. My three year old is drooling over those cookies! I think they look amazing, love oatmeal raisin cookies. I am pinning this one for sure! I found you via the 30Days Pity Party.

  18. I’m a food junkie! These sound AWESOME. What a fun twist!

  19. Thanks so much for sharing at my party. Please come back next Thursday to see if your recipe stood out and to link again! I am a follower of your lovely blog!

  20. These look so dee-lish! I love oatmeal raisin cookies. I’ll have to pin this recipe for later!

    Found your link from the Lovely Crafty Home link party :)

  21. These have to smell heavenly! Thank you for sharing!

  22. Sounds good, my husband loves oatmeal raisin, I would love it if you shared your recipe here:


  23. Wow! These look delicious! Pinning now to make later. :)

    Visiting from: http://www.toddlindsey.com/

  24. mmm look so yummy,would love you to add them to my Creative Monday hop?:)

  25. Yummy! I love the ingredients.. Must try these.. :)

  26. Oatmeal raisin are one of the best!! These look delicious! We’re so glad you linked up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. We loved having you!! Please come back next Saturday and share more of your great recipes! -The Sisters

  27. Thanks for linking up :0)

  28. Ohhh I am having strong (possibly romantic) feelings towards these cookies! They’re gorgeous.

  29. My number one choice for a cookie treat is this cookie !


  30. YUM. Those look really delish. And I have to say, your cookie jar is super cute! Thanks for linking up to Refresh Your Nest Friday over at Making Lemonade, and hope to see you back tomorrow!

  31. When I saw the word ‘spiced’ I had to copy this
    recipe down.. I love Oatmeal cookies and yours
    might just put a big smile on my face..
    thanks for sharing
    Happy Thanksgiving

  32. Love these! I love oatmeal cookies and how fun to spice them up.

  33. Lol, I hope they turned out okay even with the extra baking soda! They sound delicious! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  34. I just followed your recipe! Wow these are delicious, my family loves them! Warm and gooey gets us through cold Wisconsin winters :)

  35. On my way to makes these now lol mmmmmmm ty !

  36. Jocelyn says:

    These look scrumptious but I messed mine up royally and so mine had a plastic aftertaste due to the wrong choice in oats. I will try these again soon, though!

  37. John Popovich says:

    Hi there. Got the oatmeal receipe from Pinterest. They turned out great. I use 1/2 teaspoon of cloves and for me and mine it was just right. Thanks for sharing this. Lots more to try on your site.

Speak Your Mind


CommentLuv badge