These Soft and Chewy Brown Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are loaded with oats, raisins, and plenty of warm spices! Browning the butter adds TONS of flavor and once you try it, you'll never go back to another method! A great recipe to make anytime of year, but especially popular in our house during the holiday season!

Brown Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookies




Yield 2 dozen cookies

These are hands down the BEST Brown Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookies ever! Thick, chewy, and loaded with plump raisins.



  1. Preheat oven to 350 (F). Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large bowl using a handheld electric mixer, cream together the browned butter and both sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides as needed. Beat in the milk and the vanilla extract until combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. On low speed, gradually beat the flour mixture into the butter/sugar mixture until just incorporated. Turn mixer off. Using a wooden spoon or strong spatula, stir the oats, raisins, and walnuts. into the cookie dough, stirring just until incorporated.
  4. Scoop 2-inch balls of cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving about 1 and 1/2 inches between so they have room to spread.
  5. Bake, one sheet at a time, in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until cookies are golden and set at the edges and still slightly soft in the center. Repeat with all cookie dough.
  6. Cool cookies on baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Courses Dessert

Cuisine Cookies

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 or 2 cookies

Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe by Baker by Nature at