A soft and chewy oatmeal raisin cookie. Easy to make and good to eat.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the milk. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Add the raisins and quick oats; mix until just combined. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

99 calories; protein 1.6g 3% DV; carbohydrates 15.8g 5% DV; fat 3.5g 5% DV; cholesterol 12.1mg 4% DV; sodium 72.7mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (68)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2006
I love this recipe! I'm not a good cookie baker and i've never made oatmeal raisin cookies but these turned out wonderfully! I used brown sugar instead of white and margerine instead of shortning. I also added an extra 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp nutmeg as suggested by other reviews. They are so soft which is such a nice change from hard cookies! thanks so much! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/05/2006
Although these cookies had a good taste these are not "chewy" cookies as described. They were cakey which I find unappealing in a cookie. If you are looking for a chewy cookie pass this one by and try another. Read More
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82 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2006
I love this recipe! I'm not a good cookie baker and i've never made oatmeal raisin cookies but these turned out wonderfully! I used brown sugar instead of white and margerine instead of shortning. I also added an extra 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp nutmeg as suggested by other reviews. They are so soft which is such a nice change from hard cookies! thanks so much! Read More
(38)
Rating: 3 stars
10/04/2006
Although these cookies had a good taste these are not "chewy" cookies as described. They were cakey which I find unappealing in a cookie. If you are looking for a chewy cookie pass this one by and try another. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2004
I just finished making these cookies, and I must say... they were delicious. I used butter instead of just shortening, and I ran out of white sugar, so I used brownulated sugar, and couldn't tell difference.Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2005
Not the most exciting oatmeal raisin cookie. The texture is strange like little cakes. I added 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice but they were still pretty bland. I won't use this recipe again I don't think. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2005
Perfect....a soft but not chewy cookie that is delicious. I t is the perfect change from the traditional oatmeal hard cookie and the extra soft chewy packaged kind...I will definately make these again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2007
Just made these and loved them. I changed a few things though. I used whole wheat flour used a 1/4 cup of flax 1/4 cup butter instead of shortening 1/4 cup of sweetened applesauce 1 teaspoon of almond. I also plumped my raisins first. So maybe it's not the same recipe anymore...but it was amazing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2009
These were great and so easy! I had everything I needed for them laying around the house and didn't even know it! The only reason I'm not giving them a five is because I think the baking time needs to be a tiny bit longer. Maybe 2 minutes longer for cookies that are ever so slightly crunchy on the outside but still chewy inside. I cut this recipe in half and it was just enough for me and my husband for the week. (But warning: they are ADDICTIVE!) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/12/2006
These were easy to make but were to cake like for a cookie. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2003
I have never made Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. It was my co-workers birthday and she wanted me to make them. I got this recipe and everyone loved them. Deffinate thumbs up. Read More
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