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 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup each raisins and chopped pecans
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 103 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 77mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  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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LindaS_WI User ID: 7202558 265304
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2017

"Fantastic cookie. I had a bunch of almonds that I wanted to use up so I added those instead of pecans and added a little almond extract, too. All in all, this is a great recipe and one I'll keep."

jacquelinemorris1979 User ID: 8286943 261364
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2017

"They are flat, they do stick to the pan, but they taste really good. A but on the buttery side, but definitely chewy. I will try this recipe one more time; putting the cookie dough in the fridge for an hour or so, and then baking."

homesickcajun User ID: 7313383 256623
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2016

"For the life of me, I cannot understand how this recipe got so many good reviews. The cookies are flat and stick to everything. They will not come off the cookie sheet, without breaking apart. I was baking these to send to DH's office. That's not possible now, as they are in pieces and the ugliest cookies I've ever baked. Total waste of time (which I did not have) and waste of money for ingredients (which I have less of). BTW, I'm in my sixties, and a very experienced baker. Do not waste your time or money, find another recipe."

thmpr1194 User ID: 8923415 253423
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2016

"OMG, these are the best cookies ever.... I used chopped pecan's, coconut and oats. My man usually doesn't like what I bake, but, I kid you not he has been chowing down on these. Yes they are flat, but, hey each bite you could taste the amazing flavor's. I hear people complaining. One who was a seasoned baker stated maybe if cinnamon was in the recipe. (guess she missed that one) lol.

I gave these cookies to the ladies at the vet's today and they are begging for the recipe.... By far the best chewy oatmeal cookies. Oh and they are better than the one's you can find in a box in the bakery department at Wal-Mart.
And they passed my 4 yr old grandson's taste...."

dbeauche User ID: 4406338 233923
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2015

"Chewy and delicious!"

Cherie Hill User ID: 1488797 229890
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2015

"These are one of my most favorite cookies! They are soft and chewy and use REAL butter, which I like as well. The combination of raisins, pecans and chocolate chips make the cookies extra delicious. I highly recommend these cookies."

Dilli User ID: 7204156 226485
Reviewed May. 17, 2015

"I am "seasoned" baker, but this recipe was missing the taste. Maybe some cinnamon? Didn't taste like anything. Besides that, they came out flat after leaving them in the refrigerator overnight and then bringing them to room temp. I left out the chocolate chips and instead used raisins. What a waste of ingredients."

tribeofjudah User ID: 8293327 222832
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2015

"This recipie was horrible!!! Cookies were flat and unapealing. I gave it 1 stare because i had to ."

jcwalkers User ID: 5825365 222102
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2015

"The cookies were much more than I expected in the since of being exceptional. My family loved them! The only change I made was by taking the advise of the other reviewers and adding a little bit more flour. I added about 1/4 additional flour. Like I said the cookies were amazing! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!"

nooneinparticular User ID: 8077055 220135
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2015

"If you want to bake without chips in- you'll need to add 1/4 a cup of oats and 1/2 a cup of flour, plus 1 tablespoon more.(or more flour, if you feel you need it) bake at 350 for 10 - 12 minutes. bake up nice and soft and slightly puffy! If you don't, they'll be flat and runny."

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