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Chewy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
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Chewy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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Janis Plageman's cookies might look like ordinary oatmeal...but there's more inside than meets the eye. "I packed chocolate chips, raisins, nuts and cinnamon into my recipe," she details from Lynden, Washington. "These cookies are easy to make. Best of all, our kids love them!"—Janis Plageman, Lynden, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:60 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 60 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup each raisins and chopped pecans
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, molasses and vanilla; beat well.
  2. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the raisins, pecans and chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 350° for 9-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on pans for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Originally published as Chewy Oatmeal Cookies in Country Woman September/October 1995, p10

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Reviewed Apr. 7, 2014

Finally, a nice chewy, moist oatmeal cookie! They ought to put this on the Quaker Oats cap and ditch the dry, granola consistency recipe it currently sports! Left out the chocolate chips and nuts which made my husband, who is a raisin-only guy, is a very happy man. Must have made mine extra large though (about 3 inches across after baking) 'cause it only yielded 3 dozen.

Reviewed Apr. 4, 2014

Oatmeal cookies with raisins are one of my favorite cookies. Adding chocolate chips is just a bonus for this yummy recipe. I did leave out the pecans. The outside of this cookie is crisp and the inside is chewy.

Reviewed Feb. 24, 2014

delcioous and fun to make

Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014

I followed the recipe exactly and they are pretty good. I made half with nuts and half without. I tasted both and prefer them without the nuts.

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2014

Really good cookie. Instead of using raisins and chocolate chips I used yogurt covered raisins and dried cranberries. They were delicious.

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