These chewy oatmeal cookies are full of nuts, raisins, and chocolate chips. This is a family favorite cookie recipe. We have been making them for 50 years

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Ingredients

60
Original recipe yields 60 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. In a medium bowl, stir together the quick oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg, set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and applesauce. Stir the oatmeal mixture into the batter until well blended then fold in the chocolate chips, raisins and walnuts. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.

  • 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

89 calories; 3.9 g total fat; 8 mg cholesterol; 79 mg sodium. 13.3 g carbohydrates; 1.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2003
These cookies are sooooooooo good! my whole family likes them. There my dad's new favorite cookie. Here's a little tip...after baking these cookies for the first time...I found that after baking 10 minutes...the edges are brown....but the middle isn't done...i just keep them in for 3 more minutes, and they turn out even better! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/21/2010
They tasted good but came out so thin and crumbly. Read More
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108 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 75
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2003
These cookies are sooooooooo good! my whole family likes them. There my dad's new favorite cookie. Here's a little tip...after baking these cookies for the first time...I found that after baking 10 minutes...the edges are brown....but the middle isn't done...i just keep them in for 3 more minutes, and they turn out even better! Read More
(54)
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2003
These cookies are sooooooooo good! my whole family likes them. There my dad's new favorite cookie. Here's a little tip...after baking these cookies for the first time...I found that after baking 10 minutes...the edges are brown....but the middle isn't done...i just keep them in for 3 more minutes, and they turn out even better! Read More
(54)
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2010
Delish! I modified a little to make a bit more healthy of a snack for my 18 mo old twins and used 1/2 c reg flour and 1 c whole wheat flour. Used 1/2 tsp additional cinnamon a little vanilla about a spoon full of vanilla yogurt (I thought it looked a little dry) and left out the chocolate chips nuts and raisins. A keeper recipe. edit Just made these with a small chopped up apple (about a cup).. it is a wonderful replacement if you don't use raisins. I also added a dash or two of cloves.. these are still one of my favorites to bake:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2006
These cookies were so good! We're trying to make healthier desserts and had tried substituting applesauce for some of the butter in other recipes and ended up with dense cake-like cookies--with more calories than these cookies. These were crisp and chewy delicious cookies and the spices in them were just right. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2011
I made a few changes. Cut out the white sugar and used 1/4 cup honey. Used organic butter. Decreased salt to 1/2 teaspoon. Added 1/4 cup ground flax seed to flour mixture. Added 1/2 grated apple and decreased applesauce to 1/2 cup. Added 1 teaspoon Double Strength Vanilla. Baked at 350 for about 10 minutes. Stored overnight in air tight container and they were even better the second day. My boyfriend really liked them and he is a sugar hound so this was a big change. I will make these again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2010
Holy cow! I have never rated a recipe on here in my life but I had to rate this one! SO yummy- just what we were looking for. I made the recipe exactly as written- delicious- and now look forward to trying the variations that others have mentioned. Try these!! Today! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2012
These were really good! The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the recipe needed a little tweaking. I made them as written it doesn't say how big of a spoonful to drop them on the sheet. I made them rather large like I always make oatmeal cookies but they spread out a lot! I wound up with 6 pancake size cookies that fell apart! I added another 1/4 to a 1/2 cup more oats to the remaining dough I just eyeballed it made smaller cookies but they still spread out quite a bit. I put the remaining dough in the fridge for an hour or so added 2 minutes cooking to compensate for chilling the dough. They were perfect! Only other subs I did was use pumpkin pie spice for the nutmeg still used the 1 TSP cinnamon and I only used raisins. I also drizzled them with a maple glaze. Powdered sugar milk and some pancake syrup didn't measure those ingredients but it's good on just about anything! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2011
These were fabulous! I used 1 cup of finely chopped apples in place of the applesauce and omitted the raisins. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2010
Love this recipe because it only uses 1/2 cup butter unlike the usual 1 cup. It also combines my two favorite cookies oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip. My husband and I ate almost the entire batch the evening that I made them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2011
can I give it 10 stars? I only used milk chocolate chips but one of the best cookies I've ever made. Every single cookie was gone in less than 20 minutes Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/21/2010
They tasted good but came out so thin and crumbly. Read More
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