• 2 1/2 cups King Arthur unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups rolled or steel cut oats
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 package white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup walnuts, toasted, optional

What could more comforting and tasty than Oatmeal Raisin Cookies? How about Oatmeal Raisin Cookies dipped in white chocolate? Tomorrow our home will be filled with Ignite’s Servant Team, a group of college students my son, Nathaniel, leads at Campbell University. These cookies are great because they can be made a day ahead or even frozen and taken out the day you want to eat them! Who will you make these cookies for?


Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt.

In a mixing bowl, beat butter, sugars, eggs and pure vanilla extract until smooth.

Add dry mixture to wet ingredients. Blend well. Add raw oats. Stir until well blended.  Stir in cranberries, chips and dried fruit and nuts. With your hands, roll cookie dough into 1-inch balls.  Place 2″ apart on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes. Let stand for 1 minute.

Tip: With most cookies, do not cook them all the way through. Cookies will continue to harden once they are taken out of the oven. This is the secret to the perfect cookie!