Easy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

This recipe may not be groundbreaking … or glamorous, but sometimes you just want Easy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, and I am here to help you out!

I actually made these for my mom today and wasn’t even intending on posting them.  But, why not?  Who doesn’t love an oatmeal raisin cookie?  Unless you don’t like raisins.  Then, you could just make them oatmeal cookies, which is actually how I prefer them.  I’ve been making this recipe for awhile now, so it’s kind of tried-and-true.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we do 🙂

Easy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Everyone asks me how I get such uniform cookies….

Easy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I must admit, I cheat a little.  It’s all due to this set of cookie/ice cream/melon scoop-y things I found on Amazon.  I use them for pretty much everything.  I used the medium one today and with the bottom of a glass, sprayed occasionally with cooking spray, flattened the balls a bit so I’d get bigger, less puffy, cookies.

I don’t know if you can see it here, but they  are light, airy … almost lacy. They are soft and chewy with just barely crisp edges. I allow them to cool on the cookie sheet to firm up just enough to transfer to a rack where I allow them to cool completely. Or semi-completely if you are familiar with my obsession for right-out-of the-oven cookies 😉 Patience was never my thing.

Enjoy with a cold glass of your favorite non-dairy milk.  Dunk if you must.  This recipe made about 22-24 cookies, but you could always make them smaller if you prefer.

Easy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Easy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Easy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Easy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 24
Author aimee


  • 1 c All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 c Vegan Margarine SOFTENED TO ROOM TEMPERATURE
  • 1/4 c Sugar
  • 1/2 c Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 c Unsweetened Applesauce OR 1 Tbl Ground Flax + 3 Tbl Water
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1-1/2 c Old Fashioned Oats
  • 3/4 c Raisins


  1. Bring 1/2 of vegan margarine to room temperature.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer (or you can mix by hand), add the room temperature margarine, sugar and brown sugar.  Beat for a few minutes to allow the sugar to dissolve a bit.

  4. Add the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, applesauce (OR flax mixture if using instead of applesauce) and vanilla.  Beat until incorporated.

  5. Add the oats and raisins and beat just a few times to distribute them, or you can fold them in by hand.

  6. Use a small scoop, portion the cookie dough onto either parchment or a silicone baking mat.

  7. Using the bottom of a glass sprayed with cooking spray, flatten the dough a bit. This will produce a more uniform cookie.  You may need to spray the glass occasionally to avoid sticking.

  8. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until just golden on the edges.  Allow to cool on the cookie sheet until they firm up and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  9. Store in a covered container.

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