Maple Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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These cookies are inspired by something my mom shared at Thanksgiving this year.  I had one and was hooked.  I may have had three or four.  In the closet.  Cause I was stuffin my face ya’ll.

So I rushed home and tried to recreate it as best I knew how.

It is a jazzed up oatmeal cookie with a delectable maple glaze.

I have to tell you, if you are a fan of oatmeal raisin cookies, you may not want to try these.

The addition of that maple glaze has RUINED me forever.  Its just so rich, so complimentary to that subtle sweet spicy cookie, its like a match made in cookie heaven.

I will never be able to eat a plain oatmeal cookie again.

And when I say never I mean I totally will I am just being overly dramatic.

Maple Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


  • 3 cups rolled oats (I used organic)
  • 1 1/2 cups AP flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 extra large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup ripe mashed banana
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup PURE maple syrup (I used organic)
  • 1 cup powder sugar


  1. In mixer on low speed, cream together vanilla, eggs, banana, sugar and 2 sticks room temp. butter. Turn off mixer and add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, raisins and oats. Turn mixer to low for 30 seconds, then medium for about a minute. Do not overmix.
  2. Place batter in freezer for 15 minutes or fridge for one hour. Using 1/4 measuring cup (or ice cream scoop), scoop batter onto parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 8-12 minutes on 350.
  3. For GLAZE
  4. Melt 2 tbsp butter and PURE maple syrup over medium low heat until fully incorporated. Remove from heat and add 1 cup powder sugar. Pour 1-2 tbsp of glaze over each cookie.

I adapted the cookie recipe from the amazing Deb from smitten kitchen.

Seriously.  I bet you have everything to make these in your pantry.

If you are opposed to the banana in there, by all means just leave it out.  I try to add banana to everything.  Maybe not spaghetti.  But most other stuff cause I like it so much.

And although I HIGHLY recommend using PURE (organic even) Maple Syrup, if you dont have any and want to make these, you can substitute the other stuff.




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  1. says

    Now you just had to go make me droll, now didntcha? I love this recipe. Haven’t tried it yet, but I’m gonna. And I just might mess around and REALLY act a fool and add me some banana (I’m on the exact same banana tip as you).
    I say, add bananas to every dang thing! When I make your recipe (I’m trying it out this coming Friday night; I usually bake on the weekends) I’m adding some raisins, AND I think I’ll even throw in a few chocolate chips. I figure, while I’m nuttin’ up (wait a minute, I better throw in a handful of walnuts too!), I might as well “go off”!

    I’ll let you know how I make out.
    PS I really love your blog!

  2. says

    AMAZING! My hubby tried to hide his disappointment that I made oatmeal raisin cookies last night instead of something crazy chocolate-y, but OH. MY. These were delicious! He even claimed to like them better than chocolate chip!!! There aren’t many left today… dangerous 😉