These oatmeal raisin cookies are chewy and spicy. Great for snacks.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
4 dozen
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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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  • In a small saucepan, combine the raisins and the water. Cook over medium heat until just boiling, then remove from heat and set aside to cool.

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • In a large bowl, mix together the melted margarine, sugar, and eggs. Stir in the vanilla, raisins, and the raisin water. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and cloves; stir into the egg mixture. Then stir in the oatmeal. If the batter seems too runny, let it sit for 5 minutes.

  • Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto an unprepared cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes in the preheated oven.

Nutrition Facts

193 calories; protein 3g 6% DV; carbohydrates 30.8g 10% DV; fat 6.8g 10% DV; cholesterol 30.8mg 10% DV; sodium 110.6mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (20)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2004
Yum! These are nice and spicy. I made BIG cookies: about 20 instead of 48. I baked them for 13 minutes and they turned out good. However I think if I do this again I'll turn the temp down to 375 and bake for 14-15 minutes. Emtmom my husband thanks you! Read More
(15)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/08/2003
These cookies are indeed soft and chewy. The raisins were nice and tender. The cookies were bland though. I added salt and pecans which made them much better. Next time I would use brown sugar instead of white and possibly even incorporate molasses somehow for a richer flavor. Read More
(13)
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2004
Yum! These are nice and spicy. I made BIG cookies: about 20 instead of 48. I baked them for 13 minutes and they turned out good. However I think if I do this again I'll turn the temp down to 375 and bake for 14-15 minutes. Emtmom my husband thanks you! Read More
(15)
Rating: 3 stars
03/08/2003
These cookies are indeed soft and chewy. The raisins were nice and tender. The cookies were bland though. I added salt and pecans which made them much better. Next time I would use brown sugar instead of white and possibly even incorporate molasses somehow for a richer flavor. Read More
(13)
Rating: 1 stars
04/30/2007
Stuck to all 3 types of cookie sheets I own and were "cakey". Definately not what I was expecting. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2007
All I can say is WOW! I really enjoyed the taste of these cookies! I loved the cloves in there and how the raisins were so plump! I did switch out half the sugar for brown sugar and in the future I will also bring down the temp to 375. Thanks for such a tasty recipe! Read More
(5)
Rating: 1 stars
01/08/2008
This recipe was bland and they were so soft they all ran together on the cookiesheet even after I waited more than the five minutes and added more flour. I was really dissappointed at how they turned out. Even my 3 year old said he wouldn't eat them and he eats anything sweet. Read More
(5)
Rating: 1 stars
04/09/2006
My family and I were very disappoiinted with these cookies. They were soft cake like sticky and broke apart easily. Not enough oatmeal and raisins for the amount of cookies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2011
IGNORE ALL THE OTHER REVIEWS!!! these are the best cookies me and my family have ever tasted!!! I was hesitant making these because of the other reviews but I decided to go for it and it was way worth it! I didn't change the recipe at all and it was fabulous. the only thing i would recomend is to put the cookies in the oven for 5 min. to start then add on by 1 minute because they burn fast. Just when they become slightly brown on top they are just right. Also I didn't grease the pan with spray I took soft butter on a papertowl and rubbed it on the pan! BEST COOKIES EVER!!!!! THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE RECIPE!!!!!!!!!!! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2007
Easy to make with good results @ 375"F for 8.5 min! Second batch I simmered the raisins for about 2 minutes then I added 1/4 Tsp sea salt and 4 Tablespoons molasses. Added 1/2 cup chopped pecans to dry ingredients. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2009
these are soft and delicious I added a little honey. Read More
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