Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 3 large 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
- 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.
2 each: 275 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 247mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
Reviews for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
"Perfect recipe! Saving and sharing it!"
"I made the recipe EXACTLY and was very good. When baking the last half of the batch I used granulated sugar on the glass to flatten the cookies - that worked well and easier than the greased glass. I get frustrated with people who rate the recipe after they have changed numerous ingredients."
"These are the things I changed....Baked them for 12 minutes @ 350, used 1 1/2 c golden raisins, butter instead of shortening, 1 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1 c brn sugar, 1/2 c sugar and 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon....next time I will use 2 c golden raisins, 2 tsp vanilla, 2 c brn sugar, 1/2 c sugar, 1 Tbsp of cinnamon and 1 tsp salt....I only use salt free butter, that is why the salt....also, I do not flatten the cookies, we like them soft and poufy!!! lol Otherwise I left everything the same....I might add one more egg...lol I got 48 cookies out of the recipe and that was using a small cookie scoop...."
"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!"
"These cookies flatten out beautifully and have the right amount of crisp. Wouldn't change a thing and will definitely make them again."
"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."
"These are good cookies, I prefer them a bit chewier but still they are great!"
"We used half the sugar and they were still delightfully sweet."
"We used half the sugar and they were still delightfully sweet."
"Delicious. Light and fluffy. A winner for everyone who tastes it. Does not have a strong cinnamon taste."
"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!"
"These soft and chewy cookies are so great."
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"I used craisins instead of raisins (personal preference) and added 1/8 tsp of allspice. Yum!"
"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!!"
"Have made these before and never disappointed. Today I added dried cranberries instead of raisins. DELICIOUS!"
"My husband and father-in-law love these cookies!"
"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."
"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!!!"
"My favorite oatmeal cookie!"
"Awesome! Added a tadbit of allspice and a drop of almond extract!! Perfect!"
"These cookies are the best. Crispy on the outside and nice and soft on the inside. It's a keeper."
"EXCELLENT. I got 5-6 dozen cookies out of this recipe."
"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!"
"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!"
"Great recipe! Into the recipe box it goes!♥"
"These cookies are awesome!! Definitely saving this recipe to make again"
"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!!!!"
"Awesome cookies!!!! I will make there again and again! They taste like they came from a bakery!"
"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."
"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%!"
"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!"
"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!"
"Good, but next time I'll try a little less sugar."
"Too much shortening."