Oatmeal Raisin Cookies - Soft and chewy, whole grain oatmeal cookies, with raisins and 5 spices. {vegan}

5-Spice Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

When I was a kid, my favourite lunch box find was a chocolate chip cookie. It was unimaginable to me, that someone (child or otherwise) could possibly prefer something with raisins *insert scrunchy face here*. Even today (knowing fully well that some people actually do), I find the concept difficult to wrap my head around… So it’s ironic that I would find myself partnered with someone who was, and still is, one of those raisin lovers.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies - Soft and chewy, whole grain oatmeal cookies, with raisins and 5 spices. {vegan}

Whenever I make chocolate chip cookies (which admittedly is often), I inevitably hear… “When are you going to make Oatmeal Raisin again?????”…. So these cookies are dedicated to my raisin loving man 🙂

Soft and chewy just like he likes them, with a mix of 5 spices to add a little bit of flair. I used whole wheat pastry flour, because it works so well in oatmeal cookies, but if you prefer you could use all-purpose.

Normally I suggest storing cookies in a tightly sealed container, but in this case use a container with a looser fitting lid so the cookies don’t turn too soft.

What was your favourite lunch box find when you were growing up?


Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Recipe Type: Dessert
Makes: 12 – 14 cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies - Soft and chewy, whole grain oatmeal cookies, with raisins and 5 spices. {vegan}

Soft and chewy, whole grain oatmeal cookies, with raisins and 5 spices. {vegan}


  • 1/2 cup Vegan Butter (I used Earth Balance)
  • 3/4 cup loosely packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Ground Flaxseed
  • 3 tbsp Hot Water
  • 3/4 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Allspice
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cup Quick Oats (not instant)
  • 1/2 cup Raisins



Preheat oven to 375°F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Combine the ground flaxseed and water, and let stand for 5 minutes. Beat the mixture until it’s thick and gelatinous. Set aside.

Whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. Set aside.

Cream the vegan butter until soft. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add the flaxseed mixture and beat for about 1 minute. Add the flour mixture and beat until just combined. Stir in the oats, then the raisins.

Scoop 2 tablespoons of dough for each cookie and drop mounds 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet. With a damp hand gently flatten mounds into 1/2 inch think discs.

Bake for 10 – 12 minutes until edges are firm and golden (centres will still seem soft). Cool on sheets for 2 minutes before transferring to rack.

Store cooled cookies in a container with a loose fitting lid.




14 thoughts on “5-Spice Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

    1. Starr @ The Misfit Baker Post author

      Even in cookies and baking? As a kid, I’d eat raisins in baking (if there was no chocolate option 😉 ). Maybe they’ll develop a taste for them. These days I’ll grab a handful and eat them (if there’s no chocolate option 😀 ).

  1. happinessischoice

    I regret being in a hostel!
    I wish I had more than just conduction plate!
    Do check my blog.
    I have written an article yesterday based on beauty.
    My blog focuses on awareness of mental health.
    Thank you.

    1. Starr @ The Misfit Baker Post author

      I don’t think I could live without an oven (at least not for long!). I do love my cookies, and store bought just never seem to cut it… Thanks for visiting, and I’ll definitely check out your blog 🙂


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