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Grandma's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

Grandma's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

This is our family's very favorite cookie recipe. I've never tasted any like it! The oatmeal raisin cookies freeze well, too. —Susanne Spicker, North Ogden, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:48 servings


  • 2 cups raisins, chopped
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 3/4 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts


  • 1. Place raisins in a small bowl. Cover with boiling water; let stand for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in walnuts and raisins.
  • 3. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass. Bake at 325° for 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are browned. Remove to wire racks. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 134 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 63 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.