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Sweet & Salty Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

By: chrislori


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 2 ½ cups oats
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt or table salt
  • 1 cup raisins, I used organic thompson raisins
  • teensy bit of Maldon sea salt flakes, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies.
  • Using a stand mixer or hand held beaters in a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Scrape down sides of bowl. Add egg and pure vanilla extract, mixing to incorporate.
  • In a large bowl, sift together the spelt flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until combined.
  • Throw in the raisins and mix until incorporated.
  • Scoop out 2 inch balls of cookie dough onto baking sheets, evenly spaced.
  • Add a few crystals of Maldon sea salt to the tops of each cookie.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes, depending on how hot your oven gets, turning pans halfway through baking time.