These oatmeal raisin cookies are the best cookies ever. They are chewy and soft and down right delicious.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease baking sheets.

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  • Combine cake mix, oats, eggs, and oil in large bowl. Beat at low speed with electric mixer until blended. Stir in raisins.

  • Drop by teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on baking sheet.

Nutrition Facts

160.3 calories; 2.4 g protein; 20.5 g carbohydrates; 15.5 mg cholesterol; 151.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (64)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2005
I made these last night and they are dynamite! A suggestion: I made the first batch dropping the cookies in rounded teaspoons like suggested and they came out a little small and hard. The second batch I made slightly bigger, like a teaspoon and a half, and they came out much softer and chewier. They are really great. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/22/2005
Dissapointing not like a cookie at all but tastes like the cake mix...even the texture is too cakey. I won't make these again miss the butter flavor of a traditional oatmeal cookie. Read More
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73 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2005
I made these last night and they are dynamite! A suggestion: I made the first batch dropping the cookies in rounded teaspoons like suggested and they came out a little small and hard. The second batch I made slightly bigger, like a teaspoon and a half, and they came out much softer and chewier. They are really great. Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2004
Loved this recipe. Used carrot cake mix as that was all I had in the house. I also added 3 Tbsp. of water to this recipe after reading the review from the lady in Canada saying hers did not spread too well. I will use this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2003
These have a nice flavor but didn't spread out very much--ended up looking like little balls. That may be because I live in Canada and our cake mixes are in grams not ounces. I might have had too much cake mix and it made to batter too thick. But I'll make them again. Very easy and my family loved them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2004
These were the easiest "homemade" cookies I've ever made and were a real hit. I tried another scratch recipe from here and they were too sweet. These are just right with just the right amount of spice. My husband likes nuts in his oatmeal cookies so I added some chopped walnuts and increased the amount of raisins a little and he loved them. I use a cookie scoop to put them on the baking pan and the first sheet took a long time to bake and didn't spread much so the second batch I flattened with a spatula and they were just right and took less time to bake. I will use this again and again! Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2005
I tried these cookies they were very easy to make. They were very good right out of the oven so I thought they would harden the next day when in fact they were even better. The outside was a little crisp and the middle was still chewy everybody loved them. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/22/2005
Dissapointing not like a cookie at all but tastes like the cake mix...even the texture is too cakey. I won't make these again miss the butter flavor of a traditional oatmeal cookie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2004
These cookies are so easy to make and they are extremely tasty. I brought them to work and everybody loved them. I even had a couple people ask me for the recipe. One person even offered to pay me to make a batch for him. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2005
These are the best easiest time-saving cookies I have ever made!! I doubled (at least) the raisins and added nuts. What a quick recipe that tastes like you spent hours. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2005
I give this recipe 5 stars because of the ease of baking and the delicious end product. However I did have to bake it for a full 15 mts before the cookies were done. They were a light brown all over and settled well. I used a yellow cake mix since it was the only one I had and added some ground cinnamon nutmeg and cloves for the spice. Read More
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