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Oatmeal Raisin Almond Cookies

Soft, chewy, with a hint of cinnamon. These Oatmeal Raisin Almond Cookies use golden raisins and sliced almonds for a sweet and nutty cookie that you're sure to love!

If you love oatmeal cookies as much as I do, be sure to check out some of my other favorite recipes like my Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Oatmeal Coconut Blueberry Chocolate Chip, or my Massive Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

oatmeal raisin almond cookies

Why You'll Love This Recipe

In these Oatmeal Raisin Almond Cookies I swap classic raisins for golden raisins and I add in sliced almonds. Golden raisins are raisins that are usually dried in dehydrators with controlled temperature and humidity, which allows them to retain a lighter color and more moisture. I believe they also taste sweeter than a traditional raisin with a lighter note to them as well. They pair really well with butter, sugar, and cinnamon just like their darker friends.

I also added almonds to this cookie recipe for some added texture and extra health benefits! Almonds are a great addition to cookies as their flavor goes well with almost anything! When I'm adding them to cookies, I usually use the sliced almonds with their skins as I like the flavor of the skins in these cookies. You can use whole almonds and chop them up yourself as well or also use blanched slivered almonds if that's what you have.

Tips for Oatmeal Raisin Almond Cookies

• Make sure to use soft butter. This will make the first step quicker and also make your cookie dough easier to work with once it's done. I like to leave butter out overnight, or all day because butter softens best at room temperature. If you do have to microwave it, make sure to only microwave 1 stick for no more than 10 seconds at a time, as it can melt your butter.

• Make sure you are using large eggs, if you don't have large and only have medium or extra large then be sure to weigh your eggs so you have the right amount of eggs. Using eggs that are too small will yield in a dry cookie dough, and using eggs that are too large will yield in a wet/sticky cookie dough. One large egg weighs about 50 grams, so if you're using a different size the trick is to scramble them in a separate bowl, and weigh out exactly what you need. Store the extra in an airtight container in the fridge and use them for breakfast or egg was for pies.

• Make sure your cookies are all the same size when forming them into disks. If you have really large ones or really small ones they will be under baked or over baked.

• Make sure to store these in an airtight container so they retain their soft and chewy texture.

oatmeal raisin almond cookies

Ingredients for Oatmeal Raisin Almond Cookies

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Homemade Organic Dark Brown Sugar

Costco Kirkland Organic Cane Sugar

Simply Organic Vanilla Extract

Organic Valley Large Eggs

Cairnspring Mills Organic All Purpose Flour

Organic Rolled Oats

Baking Soda

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

Food to Live Organic Sliced Almonds

Organic Golden Raisins

oatmeal raisin almond cookies

Why Organic

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

Oatmeal Raisin Almond Cookies

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy



Golden raisins are used in this soft and cake-like oatmeal cookie along with almonds for a lightly sweetened cookie.


  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) organic salted butter, softened

  • 113 grams (1/2 cup) organic packed dark brown sugar

  • 57 grams (1/4 cup) organic cane sugar

  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract

  • 2 organic large eggs

  • 170 grams (1 1/3 cups) organic all purpose flour

  • 113 grams (1 cup plus 2 tablespoons) organic rolled oats

  • 2 teaspoons organic cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 117 grams (3/4 cup) organic golden raisins

  • 113 grams (1 cup) organic sliced almonds with their skins


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, dark brown sugar, cane sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix on low until combined and there are no butter chunks. Add the eggs and mix just slightly, enough to break the yolks.
  • In a separate bowl, add the flour, rolled oats, baking soda, and sea salt and whisk together. Add to the butter mixture and mix on low until combined. Add the golden raisins and almonds and mix on low until combined.
  • Using your hands, form the cookie dough into 24 balls and place on prepared cookie sheets spacing them about 1-inch apart. Flatten them slightly so they are about 2-inches in diameter and look like round disks.
  • Bake for 11 minutes or until set and dry around the edges. Allow to cool completely on the cookie sheets.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days.


  • Gluten Free – Use gluten free oats and replace the all purpose flour with 185 grams (1 cup plus 3 tablespoons organic gluten free flour blend.
  • High Altitude – Bake at 375°F for 8 minutes or until set and dry around the edges.

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