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Chewy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
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Chewy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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I packed chocolate chips, raisins, nuts and cinnamon into my recipe. 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 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 Nov. 25, 2014

"My daughter asked for oatmeal cookies this Christmas, so I'm glad I found this recipe. I have found that chilling cookie dough before baking helps with spreading. May want to try that with this recipe."

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2014


Reviewed Sep. 5, 2014

"I learned a trick to making cookies from my mother n law who is 73 yrs old. If the cookie dough is really tacky than it usually will cause flat cookies, to keep this from happening add a bit more flour til it is not as tacky. You have to play around with it toget the right consistency. I used whole wheat flour in these cookies and added dried blueberries and ,cranberries left out other add ins and they were awesome!"

Reviewed Sep. 1, 2014

"I vote this as a 5* recipe! I DID use 1 Tbsp. light corn syrup in place of the molasses, though!

I'm using these cookies for a chapel picnic and so I'm trying to keep within the TASTE boundaries as to what people like-especially youngsters! I used a 1-cup stick of butter-flavored Crisco with 2 Tbsp. of water to make the consistency of butter. I also used 1 tsp. salt! I omitted the pecans & just used the chocolate chips, raisins and the oats. I purposely USED TEASPOONFULS of dough, rather than TBSPFULS to stretch my amount of dough! The cookies spread, but NOT excessively! They are a nice sized cookie! I say this is a keeper recipe for me when I make oatmeal raisin cookies-it also makes for the chocolate-chip combination as well! Thank you, Janis Plageman, for sharing your recipe with Taste of Home! delowenstein"

Reviewed Aug. 28, 2014 Edited Aug. 29, 2014

"The flavor is delicious. I didn't think I'd be impressed but I was."

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