Delicious, chewy oatmeal raisin cookies with a surprise little kick! Everyone will want to know the secret ingredient.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Soak raisins in a bowl of warm water until plump, about 30 minutes. Drain and pat raisins dry with a towel.

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

  • Beat butter and both sugars with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Beat the first egg into the butter until completely blended; beat vanilla extract in with the second egg.

  • Combine oats, flour, walnuts, coconut, five-spice powder, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Stir egg mixture into oat mixture until well mixed. Fold in raisins and mix until just incorporated.

  • Drop rounded spoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.

  • Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Chinese Five Spice is typically a blend of anise, clove, ginger, fennel seed, and cinnamon. You can find recipes to make your own, or buy it packaged in the Asian section of your supermarket.

Nutrition Facts

129 calories; protein 1.7g 3% DV; carbohydrates 17.6g 6% DV; fat 6.2g 10% DV; cholesterol 17.9mg 6% DV; sodium 68.8mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2014
I made my own brown sugar. ( 1 cup sugar and 1/4 cup molasses mixed together ) Add 1/2 cup flour and 1 teaspoon baking soda. Very good cookies! They do stick a bit but just let them cool a bit and it's fine. I'll make them again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/18/2013
Not very impressed with this recipe. I am wondering if something was left out. The dough did not seem stiff enough and the cookies were very thin and flat. The recipe said use an ungreased pan and there was no way this worked. The picture with the recipe showed cookies baked and then cut into bars but the recipe said drop by rounded spoonfuls. Would be interested in hearing comments from other cooks who tried this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2014
I made my own brown sugar. ( 1 cup sugar and 1/4 cup molasses mixed together ) Add 1/2 cup flour and 1 teaspoon baking soda. Very good cookies! They do stick a bit but just let them cool a bit and it's fine. I'll make them again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2019
I made half of the batch with chocolate chips Yummy! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
12/17/2013
Not very impressed with this recipe. I am wondering if something was left out. The dough did not seem stiff enough and the cookies were very thin and flat. The recipe said use an ungreased pan and there was no way this worked. The picture with the recipe showed cookies baked and then cut into bars but the recipe said drop by rounded spoonfuls. Would be interested in hearing comments from other cooks who tried this recipe. Read More
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