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Sour Cream Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

by Kristen

Sour Cream Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside!  Adding sour cream makes these cookies super soft! This recipe is extremely easy, and this classic cookie recipe will be a crowd-pleaser! These oatmeal raisin cookies are made with brown sugar, sugar, vanilla, oats, and raisins.  

There are two types of people: raisin haters and raisin lovers.  Although I don’t like raisins by themselves, I always enjoy raisins in baked goods, including these cookies!  Adding sour cream to these cookies makes the inside incredibly moist!

What makes these oatmeal raisin cookies the best! 

There are some fantastic oatmeal raisin cookies out there, but here is what makes these cookies unique!

Crispy Edges

Chewy Oatmeal

Sweet Plump Raisins

Sweetened with Brown Sugar

Adding sour cream for a super fluffy inside!


Ingredients in Sour Cream Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Butter- make sure your butter is at room temperature

Brown Sugar and White Sugar- I use 1/2 cup of each brown sugar and white sugar in this recipe.  Including brown sugar in cookies will help you achieve a softer cookie.

Vanilla- Adds flavor to these cookies.

Egg – Helps bind everything together.

All-Purpose Flour- 

Baking Soda


Rolled Oats- Oats provide a deliciously chewy texture

Sour Cream- Helps create a fluffy consistency in the cookie.

Raisins – plump, sweet cookies make these cookies over the top.

How to make Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Preheat oven to 350

1. Whisk together four, salt, and baking soda.  Set aside.

2.  Cream together butter, sugars, vanilla, and egg.

3. Mix in dry ingredients.

4. Add Oats, Sour Cream, and Raisins.

5. Drop batter on a lined baking sheet 1-2 inches apart

6. Bake for 10-12 minutes

More Oatmeal Cookie Recipes

If you like these cookies, you should try

Pumpkin Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Cookie Cups

Flourless Oatmeal Cookie Bars 

5 from 2 votes


  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Flour, salt, and baking soda

  2. In a second bowl cream together butter, sugars, vanilla, and egg.

  3. Mix in dry ingredients into butter, sugars, and egg.

  4. Add oatmeal, sour cream, and raisins.

  5. Drop tablespoonsful of cookie dough on a lined baking sheet.

  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes.

  7. Remove from oven. Let cookies cool and serve.

These cookies are so good.  The recipe is simple to make and tastes fantastic with a cup of milk any time of the day!





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Linda stanton September 21, 2023 - 6:48 pm

5 stars
Made today I used Splenda as sugar pecans raisins and turned out great also put cinnamon on top of each cookie yum

Patricia Jones November 23, 2021 - 6:56 am

5 stars
cookies are been always my children favourite so i will definitely going to try your recipe. thanks for sharing this info.


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