The Joy of Oatmeal Raisin: Why They’re Still the Best Cookie

Ever since Original Crumbs Bakeshop burst onto the scene in 2003, it's quickly become a beloved classic of both New York and far beyond. From classic flavors to inventive new creations, they offer a delectable selection of cookies and cupcakes that can appeal to just about any tastebud.

Amongst their many treats, one flavor stands out as a timeless favorite: Oatmeal Raisin. Timeless, comforting, and just ever so slightly sweet, it’s the kind of classic that instantly makes you feel at home.

But why exactly are oatmeal raisin cookies such a beloved flavor, and which recipes truly capture all the joy of this flavor? Let’s find out.

Oatmeal Raisin: As American as You Can Get

One reason this classic is so beloved is its uniquely American flavor. Combined with an ever-so-slightly tart zing from the raisin accent, this flavor perfectly captures American baking. Unlike its more decadent cousins such as peanut butter and jelly, or gooey chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin simply melts into the background of any home baking session.

Enriched with the natural sweetness from the raisin, and the subtle nuttiness of the oatmeal, it's the kind of flavor that can be eaten on its own, or even used to top an ice cream sundae.

A Fresh Twist on Our Favorite Classics

A big part of why oatmeal raisin is such a beloved classic is the fact that the flavor does something no other cookie has done before: layered flavor. Essentially, it brings together two already-tasty ingredients and combines them into something that’s greater than the sum of its parts.

This is a concept that Original Crumbs Bakeshop has thoroughly explored. For example, they offer their unique Psychedelic Sugar Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, which offer a classic oatmeal raisin flavor, with a unique twist. To emphasize the flavor of the oatmeal, they’re spiced up with a hint of nutmeg, and then topped with a hint of holiday-inspired spiced sugar.

For a dryer variant, there’s the Sprinkle Sundae Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, which use a classic oatmeal raisin base, and then layer it with a hint of crunchy granulated sugar, and a sprinkle of sweet, creamy vanilla buttercream.

Finally, for a more delicious holiday dessert that manages to be light, airy, and oh-so yummy, there’s the Red Velvet Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, in which a hint of classic cocoa is added to a black-currant-glazed oatmeal raisin cookie, giving it an extra layer of flavor.

Bake it Yourself, or Try One of Our Many Delicious Varieties

Of course, oatmeal raisin cookies are still easy enough for any amateur baker to whip up in the comfort of their own home, with just a few simple ingredients. Still, for a truly unique experience, nothing beats trying out one of Original Crumbs Bakeshop’s many delicious recipes.

Whether you’re after traditional flavors, or something a bit more modern, their selection of cookie and cupcake flavors that capture the comfort and flavor of oatmeal raisin cookies will have something for everyone. Best of all, they’re guaranteed to be fresh: a direct result of their dedication to providing only the very best ingredients and flavors for each and every recipe.


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