Golden Raisin Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
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Golden Raisin Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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Here's a slightly different twist on a traditional favorite. These crisp, chewy oatmeal cookies feature golden raisins and have a mild orange tang. They're a staple in my picnic basket! -Marion Lowery, Medford, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup golden raisins

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 169 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 91mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, water and vanilla. Combine the oats, flour, orange peel, cinnamon and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in raisins (dough will be stiff).
  2. Drop by level tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Golden Raisin Oatmeal Cookies in Taste of Home June/July 2000, p31

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yepafoodie User ID: 6900887 203864
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2012

"this was a disaster. very flat cookies that spread horribly on the cookie sheet. the cookies were a sticky mess. there doesn't seem to be enough flour in this recipe to keep it together as a cookie."

mrs.heredia1202 User ID: 6716268 87592
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2012

"Not only did I love these cookies but everyone elce did to! The girls loved helping me make them also! I will never make another oatmeal raisin cookie. The golden raisins are a great change of pace also."

letsmakedinner User ID: 6266724 26340
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2011

"This is the classic oatmeal cookie that I was looking for. Had to omit raisins, didn't have enough so I added pecans. This is a really good recipe. It's a keeper."

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 104252
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2011

"I believe I'd prepared this recipe & the cookies turned out really well! Thank you for this recipe!"

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