Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

by sunshine on May 14, 2011

I made these cookies yesterday for the Food Blogger Bake Sale going on this morning at the Argenta Farmers’ Market.  I was hoping to bake more items, but with this little one keeping me on my toes I was lucky to get these made!

These are a great little cookie and quick to make.  I’d love to tell you that it’s my great-great grandma’s recipe, but it’s not.  It’s the recipe on the lid of my Quaker Oat box!  I’ve make these several times most often substituting raisins for chocolate chips.  I don’t care for raisins much, that’s why I tend to make them with chocolate chips instead.  They are delicious either way!

If you happen to make it to the Bake Sale today and purchase a little baggie of these treats I hope you enjoy them.  And all for a great cause!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Printable Recipe: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 6 tbsp butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt (optional)
  • 3 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • 1 cup raisins


Heat oven to 350 degrees.  In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy.
Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.
Add oats and raisins; mix well.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack.  Cool completely.  Store tightly covered.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies

Bar Cookies: Bake 30-35 minutes in ungreased 13X9 baking pan.

*I’ve made them in bars, too and they’re great (and quicker!)



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arfoodie May 15, 2011 at 3:40 pm

They were a huge hit at the bake sale! Thanks so much for making them. Thanks to Claire for letting you bake, too!


Jessica December 16, 2013 at 2:52 am

Delicious! Sometimes I like to make them a bit healthier but using coconut oil instead of butter.


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