Maple Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

filed under: Chocolate Cookies on December 1, 2011

These Maple Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are inspired by something my mom shared at Thanksgiving.  I had one and was hooked.  I may have had three or four.  In the closet.  Cause I was stuffin my face ya’ll. (Now I can’t stop making them all year long!)

So I rushed home and tried to recreate it as best I knew how. As you know I am baking a storm during the Christmas season and have found some new favorites! Be sure to try my always popular Sugar Cookie Recipe as well as the World’s BEST Snickerdoodle Recipe if you are baking like I am!

Maple Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

It is a jazzed up oatmeal cookie with a delectable maple glaze. Turns out it is from a famous bakery!! Genius, those bakers. The subtle maple creates magical things when paired with an oatmeal raisin cookie.

That maple glaze is so rich, so complimentary to that subtle sweet spicy cookie, it’s 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. It’s just my way.

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

And although I recommend using PURE (organic even) Maple Syrup, if you don’t have any and want to make these, you can substitute the other stuff. If you are using a maple syrup that has corn syrup, you can omit the butter and heating and just add confectioner’s sugar to it.

 These cookies are sure to be a family favorite!


Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Maple Glaze
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Once you try an Oatmeal Raisin Cookie with Maple Glaze you'll be hooked!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oatmeal raisin cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 216 kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 3/4 cup brandy or rum for soaking raisins (optional)
  • 1 cup salted butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  1. (Optional) Pour brandy into a microwave safe measuring cup and heat for about a minute in the microwave. Place raisins in a bowl and pour the warm brandy over top. Set aside so the raisins can soak up the brandy.
  2. In your stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, add the butter and sugars. Cream for 2-3 minutes or until they are fully incorporated and fluffy.
  3. Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
  4. Turn the mixer off and add in the flour, oats, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  5. With the mixer on low, mix until just combined.
  6. Pour the excess brandy off of the raisins and add the raisins to the cookie dough.
  7. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, or up to overnight.
  8. When you are ready to bake the cookies, preheat oven to 350°F.
  9. Use a cookie scoop (Mine holds about 1 1/2 tablespoons of batter) and drop dough onto the baking sheet about 2 inches between.
  10. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden. The top of the cookie may appear a little wet, but they will continue to bake out of the oven. You don't want the cookies raw, so make sure they bake for at least 8 minutes.
  11. After 10 minutes, move to a cooling rack.
  1. Melt 2 tbsp butter and maple syrup over medium-low heat until fully incorporated.
  2. Remove from heat and add 1 cup confectioner's sugar.
  3. Pour 1-2 tbsp of glaze over each cooled cookie.

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  • At Anna's Kitchen Table says:

    Gosh they look good!

  • Amy says:

    Wowzers! Amanda, you are skilled girl. My husband would take all these and hide them from the rest of us.

  • Renee says:

    Those look very delicious! Can you send me one or two? 🙂

  • [email protected] My Sweet Tooth says:

    These look so good! I use a similar frosting for my pumpkin cookies and have never thought about how wonderful it would be on oatmeal raisin! Thanks for the great idea!

  • Kelli says:

    Wow! These look amazing. Love maple…genius really.

  • Christina says:

    Ok, I MUST make these!! My mother is allergic to chocolate so we’re always looking for great dessert recipes that aren’t all about chocolate that she can enjoy too…

    I hoard the chocolate for me ;]

  • Kathy - Panini Happy says:

    Yup, a maple glazed cookie wouldnt last too long around here either! What a fabulous idea.

  • Michelle says:

    ohh thank you for sharing this recipe..making this weekend .yum yum

  • Cupcake and Talk says:

    These cookies look amazing. I wish I could just reach into my computer and have a taste : ) I love everything you create.

  • Paula says:

    I love a chewy oatmeal raisin cookie. This is the first recipe I’ve seen that calls for 1/4 cup of mashed bananas. Right up my alley! I’m betting that they make these cookies over the top moist and delicious.

  • Karen @ Trilogy Edibles says:

    these look awesome!

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says:

    I definitely will be making these! That glaze is killer, I can imagine it would be hard to resist.

  • Yuri - Chef Pandita says:

    That glaze looks good!

  • Delishhh says:

    Just gorgeous – looks so good.

  • beti says:

    they look so sweet, crunchy and delicious this are the kind of cookies I would love to eat on hollidays

  • Sue says:

    These look absolutely “to die for” amazing! A must try, Amanda! And yes, I love oatmeal-raisin cookies!

  • Ashley:) says:

    I’m making these right now!!! Minus the banana just because I don’t have one, otherwise I would!!;)

  • Lauren Helen says:

    If I gain a few dozen pounds this weekend I’m blaming you entirely.

  • Eleni Karastamati says:

    here in Greece we dont use maple syrup alot.
    can i use honey instead?

  • grace says:

    leave it to you to glaze a batch of cookies. stinker. 🙂

  • Reva says:

    Cookies looks super delicious … Loved the earthy flavours..:)

  • Yum Yum Tables says:

    Oooo, another D-Lish cookie recipe! =)

  • Georgia says:

    I went to The Chew’s FB page to “like” them. Hopefully this will HELP the panel choose your cookies!!!

  • HeatherChristo says:

    maple, oatmeal and raisin sound amazing Amanda! love oatmeal cookies….

  • Elizabeth says:

    I LOVE oatmeal raisin!!

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