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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

I was given this recipe by a friend many years ago, and these cookies are as delicious as Mom used to make. The secret to this recipe is to measure exactly (no guessing on the amounts) and to not overbake. —Wendy Coalwell, Abbeville, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:21 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream the shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add to creamed mixture, just until combined. Stir in the oats, raisins and pecans if desired.
  • 2. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a greased glass bottom.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 10-11 minutes or until golden brown. Do not overbake. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 275 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 247mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 255319
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2016

"Very tasty cookies! I made them as shown, but added an extra teaspoon of vanilla and 1/2 cup more raisins. Delicious! Will make again!"

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sjpoor User ID: 2565047 249139
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2016

"These cookies flatten out beautifully and have the right amount of crisp. Wouldn't change a thing and will definitely make them again."

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aug2295 User ID: 4631582 218505
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2015

"Delicious cookie and easy to make!"

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Loiscooks User ID: 3656565 217074
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2015

"Delicious! I used butter instead of shortening. I also reduced the sugar. Mine did not look like the picture, but they were still delicious. I will definitely be making these again. A great recipe."

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houseof8 User ID: 7363456 37721
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2013

"It turned out to be more of a cake type of a cookie."

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EnergySta5 User ID: 7353194 66924
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2013

"These are good cookies, I prefer them a bit chewier but still they are great!"

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nancylhoekstra User ID: 2039411 14252
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2013

"We used half the sugar and they were still delightfully sweet."

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nancylhoekstra User ID: 2039411 39362
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2013

"We used half the sugar and they were still delightfully sweet."

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cowgirlupcowboyup User ID: 1447190 37720
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2013

"Delicious. Light and fluffy. A winner for everyone who tastes it. Does not have a strong cinnamon taste."

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tt2b123 User ID: 1638440 11545
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2013

"Wonderfully crispy/chewy right out of the oven. I doubled the recipe and froze half, these were crispy and still delicious after thawing out. A new favorite!"

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momof4kids User ID: 3323000 15003
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2013

"These soft and chewy cookies are so great."

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AliCat430 User ID: 5845052 30230
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2013

"Oatmeal raisin cookies are normally not my favorite, but I felt like baking and had all the ingredients in the house I needed for these. Plainly stated - these are amazing! Not sure if it's that you use shortening instead of butter, but they are soft and moist, and taste great. They keep extremely well and I will definitely be making them again!"

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chaphisticated User ID: 6946757 39360
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2012

"this was a very nice recipe, only problem i had was it was a bit too sweet for our liking so next time i will cut the sugars to half cup each."

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baking_gal User ID: 6422492 30229
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2012

"This was fun and tasteful! The melt-your-mouth and oh-so crispy soft, chewy made this popular. I varied the nuts to almond slices and changed the regular oats to porridge oats. This was tasty and versatile! I baked them for staff in the office and they were all gone!"

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katieleigh3508 User ID: 4885329 66911
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2012

"This is a great recipe! Even people who don't like oatmeal raisin cookies couldn't keep their hands off! I am going to make another batch this weekend and substitute chocolate chips for the raisins."

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melodious88 User ID: 4245799 38295
Reviewed May. 12, 2012

"I used craisins instead of raisins (personal preference) and added 1/8 tsp of allspice. Yum!"

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chick120167 User ID: 6497682 14915
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

"ive used this recipe many times before...and always loved it!.just got a pkge of cinamon chips and im going to try them in this recipe today. wish me luck!!"

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TheDix User ID: 607421 13601
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2012

"Have made these before and never disappointed. Today I added dried cranberries instead of raisins. DELICIOUS!"

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Bentlysmom16 User ID: 6290327 15002
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"My husband and father-in-law love these cookies!"

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AZdeserttoy User ID: 6100724 8649
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"These were delicious!! The cookies turned out perfectly! The only change was to omit the nuts for my picky husband. Yum! I'm making more of these for Christmas gifts."

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nancymcf User ID: 5846378 14910
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

"This is the second time for making these cookies because of all the raves. I did change the first batch though with 1/2 sugar rather than the cup. Tasted great!!!"

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zegunism User ID: 3308364 14908
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2011

"My favorite oatmeal cookie!"

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cjohnikin User ID: 5222118 14907
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"Awesome! Added a tadbit of allspice and a drop of almond extract!! Perfect!"

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quilt56 User ID: 345163 41229
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2011

"These cookies are the best. Crispy on the outside and nice and soft on the inside. It's a keeper."

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cklayum@gmail.com User ID: 5407286 14904
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2011

"EXCELLENT. I got 5-6 dozen cookies out of this recipe."

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suunylou User ID: 3450016 39444
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

"Baking these right now. Baked them for 14 min.on insulated cookie sheets. Soft in center, crispy on edges. Perfect!"

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tea-talk User ID: 3784836 30226
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2011

"I have never made oatmeal raisin cookies before, but wanted to make some for a friend (they are his favorite). He said they were delicious, so I'll take his word for it! I think they are yummy too - maybe a little sweet for oatmeal raisin...when I make them again I'll probably cut the sugar a bit. Definitely easy and very good - even after a few days!"

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allaboutcookies86 User ID: 4740624 24664
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2010

"These are the best oatmeal raisin cookies I have ever eaten! They are easy to make and delicious! The only problem I had is that I couldn't use a greased glass to flatten them I just used my hand and it worked great! Thank you this is a keeper!"

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nyholm User ID: 3835713 37660
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"Great recipe! Into the recipe box it goes!♥"

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jordie89 User ID: 1323364 14902
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2010

"These cookies are awesome!! Definitely saving this recipe to make again"

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bethanyrenee User ID: 4586006 8644
Reviewed May. 25, 2010

"Yum!"

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denmancarey User ID: 4527668 41228
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2010

"This is now one of my favorite recipes.I enjoy making these cookies for everyone, because I know for sure they will LOVE them. Try adding Cranberries YUM!!!!"

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tracy197600 User ID: 3040337 201574
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2010

"Awesome cookies!!!! I will make there again and again! They taste like they came from a bakery!"

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beckyy86 User ID: 4026477 37658
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2010

"This recipe made more like 8-10 dozen cookies for me, and I wasn't making tiny cookies. They are REALLY good, though. I added a little extra cinnamon."

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Classicrock User ID: 656532 24656
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2010

"Yummy! After baking each batch, I left mine sit on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes before removing them; they were too soft if I tried to remove them right away. These are now a definite favorite of ours! -Lori in WI."

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jonsbride1009 User ID: 4402339 14901
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2009

"These were delightful cookies! They were so easy to throw together and my entire family loved them! I used a bit more raisins than the recipe called for, which really plumped them out and made them very full! I would make these again! 100%!"

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misscamaro88 User ID: 3056165 15000
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2009

"BEST. COOKIES. EVER. This cookie remains to be my personal all-time favorite, despite my chocoholic tendencies! However, I use 2/3 cup of both sugars, and I add more cinnamon. Everyone always LOVES the cinnamon!"

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mrs_h User ID: 3544768 11544
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2009

"The recipe says not to overbake them. Don't! At first, all I could think was some of them weren't cooked enough. They were golden brown, but didn't set up for a little while. Now, they are perfect! I was a little worried I sent some raw cookies to some sick friends. Thank goodness that didn't happen!"

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mrs_h User ID: 3544768 38294
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2009

"Good, but next time I'll try a little less sugar."

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misscamaro88 User ID: 3056165 66845
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2009 Edited Sep. 6, 2009

"Too much shortening."

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