Oatmeal Nut Cookies Recipe
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Oatmeal Nut Cookies Recipe

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A friend gave me this recipe many years ago, and it's since become a family favorite. I love the aroma of these cookies as they're baking.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:60 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 60 servings


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 95 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 64 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the oats, flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in walnuts and raisins.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Oatmeal Raisin Cookies in Country Extra January 2004, p49

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Reviewed Jul. 31, 2012

"My hubby is a big oatmeal raisin cookie lover. This recipe hits the spot with him. I leave out the walnuts"

Reviewed Aug. 7, 2011

"Made these this evening. Used half butter and half shortening and omitted the walnuts. Agree with other reviewers, you don't need the whole cup of white sugar!"

Reviewed Apr. 17, 2010

"I HAVE to agree these are THE BEST oatmeal raisin cookies I have EVER tasted!! I will be keeping this recipe close. Thank you for sharing it. Words cannot describe how good these cookies are (especially with a cold glass of milk). A must have in your recipe books!"

Reviewed Aug. 25, 2009

"I just made these and they were delicious! I didn't have any shortening, so used butter instead. I also omitted the walnuts and used 1 cup of raisins. Very good! Highly recommend this recipe! Cookies were soft and chewy! Yummmmm!"

Reviewed Apr. 30, 2009

"Just made these cookies, and followed the suggestion above about using less sugar. I also added 1/2 cup more raisins, and left out the walnuts. They're delicious!"

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