"Contrary to what you’ve probably heard, a raisin is nothing more than a shriveled grape. And its inclusion here just oozes controversy. Like a concerted front against the oatmeal farmers (?) of the world. “How do we ruin the oatmeal cookie? We’ll add dried, shriveled, rubbery fruit to it. Good. It’s settled then”."
I couldn't agree more. Oatmeal + raisin = crappy cookie. That goes for bagels too. Ooh, and don't get me started on mistaking a raisin bagel for a blueberry bagel. Ugh.