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Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

I've been making these cookies for nearly 30 years. The flavor is delicious and they are always a well appreciated. This is an all-time favorite with my family. —Nancy Horton, Greenbrier, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:84 servings


  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 package spice cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2-1/2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat oil and brown sugar until blended. Beat in eggs, then milk. Combine cake mix and oats; gradually add to brown sugar mixture and mix well. Fold in raisins and pecans.
  • 2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks. Yield: 7 dozen.

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2014

"Thanks for the wonderful recipe Nancy. Mamalevi, if you haven't tried it you shouldn't be posting a review. How you feel about oil in cookies is not the issue....the final result is. Gramjo"

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2014

"Mamalevi, would I use the same amount of crisco, as the oil? 3/4 cup?....I'm a person who does not like canola oil....Thank you.............These look delicious....."

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2014

"REALLY putting oil in cookie mix? I have been making the original oatmeal raisin cookies for well over45 years and I use Crisco. But everyone to there own taste buds."

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2014

"My mother made these at least 35 years ago, and I raved about how good they were. She giggled and said she used cake mix, so I am sure it's the same recipe. I am so sure of it, I went ahead and put 5 stars. Thank you for sharing the recipe - I will file it in my recipe box and print a copy so that I will always be able to bake these when I am missing Mom, which is always at Christmas time."

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

"Fantastic! We made two changes because of personal tastes. 1) Switched raisins for 1/2 Chocolate Chips and 1/2 Dried Cranberries.

2) Replaced oil with Soft Butter. So easy and full of flavor! Definite keeper!"

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