Very moist (don't cook them too long), very rich in flavor, yet somehow not too heavy. Grandma's recipe! Even people who don't like oatmeal raisin cookies do like these.

Lisa
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Ingredients

96
Original recipe yields 96 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 cookie sheets.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice and cloves; stir into the sugar mixture until well blended. Mix in the rolled oats alternately with the milk. Finally, stir in the raisins. Drop by heaping spoonfuls 3 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 11 minutes, or until edges are golden and tops are dry. Cool on cookie sheets for 1 minute before removing to cool on wire racks.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

105 calories; 4.9 g total fat; 8 mg cholesterol; 50 mg sodium. 14 g carbohydrates; 1.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (43)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2005
These were wonderful cookies! Very moist and chewy. I halved the recipe but used the same amount of cinnamon and they were very tasty. I was concerned when I finished mixing the dough that it was too wet and the cookies would flatten when cooked but they stayed in a nice little mound. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2007
The spices in this recipe were excellent and the cookies had a great flavor; my only complaint is that the cookies are very dense and your mouth feels strangely sucked dry of all its moisture after each bite. Also (this may be an altitude problem) I had to cook them a couple extra minutes and I needed to flatten the cookies prior to cooking them or they cooked in near-perfect balls haha. The first batch looked pretty funny. Read More
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52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2005
These were wonderful cookies! Very moist and chewy. I halved the recipe but used the same amount of cinnamon and they were very tasty. I was concerned when I finished mixing the dough that it was too wet and the cookies would flatten when cooked but they stayed in a nice little mound. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2005
These were wonderful cookies! Very moist and chewy. I halved the recipe but used the same amount of cinnamon and they were very tasty. I was concerned when I finished mixing the dough that it was too wet and the cookies would flatten when cooked but they stayed in a nice little mound. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2003
Hi everyone at all recipes. this is my first time writing a review. i just had to thank lisa for submitting the grandmas oatmeal raisin cookie recipe. i am getting married nov 16 2001.and my future husband said he wished that i knew how to make those cookies well thanks to you i now know how and they turned out fantastic. he is very happy that i did this for him.I look forward to coming back to this site more often i am sure it will help me immensely. again thank you very much and keep up the great work sincerely your friend josie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2006
This recipe brings back great childhood memories! It's like the one my mom use to make. These are a BIG hit over here in Germany by my kids and in-laws they know all kinds of German cookie&cake recipes and know I can finally show them some American cookies!! THANKS LISA Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2007
This recipe is great and I don't like Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. I loved that you can taste the spices and that they turn out soft not hard like every other Oatmeal cookie I've had before. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2009
Very Good. Made it a little healthier by using Splenda Brown Sugar Blend and 1 cup applesuace in place of 1/2 the shortening. I also added 1 cup walnuts. I will make again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/08/2007
The spices in this recipe were excellent and the cookies had a great flavor; my only complaint is that the cookies are very dense and your mouth feels strangely sucked dry of all its moisture after each bite. Also (this may be an altitude problem) I had to cook them a couple extra minutes and I needed to flatten the cookies prior to cooking them or they cooked in near-perfect balls haha. The first batch looked pretty funny. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2009
i loved them they were so chewy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2009
A very very good oatmeal cookie. The flavor is excellent with all the spices. MMgood! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2007
This was the first time trying this recipie. It went together easily but looked a little wet when done but was ok. I had to bake about 15 minutes because I use thick baking sheets. They turned out nice soft and very tasty. The spices where just in the right amount for someone to enjoy but not overpowering. Will keep this one in cookie recipie book. Read More
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