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Raisin Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
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Raisin Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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In my small neighborhood, my grandkids and their friends stop by throughout the day. I keep my cookie jar well supplied with these.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:75 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 75 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2-1/2 cups raisins
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup flaked coconut

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 175 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 138 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in water and vanilla. Combine the oats, flour, salt, cinnamon and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. (Transfer to a larger bowl if necessary.) Stir in the raisins, chocolate chips, walnuts and coconut.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 12-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Oatmeal Raisin Cookies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p105

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 175 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 138 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 17, 2015

"This is a delicious version of oatmeal raisin cookies! They are m husband's fave and the readers of Taste of Home never fail to share their very best. The recipe does make a LOT of cookies. If you don't have a powerful stand mixer I think you will be in trouble. Whenever I make this recipe I take half of the cookies over to my grandkids, no cookies ever go to waste. I did alter the recipe a little, instead of softened butter I melt it in the microwave, let it cool a bit and then add it to the sugars. I blend it well then move on to the rest of the ingredients. I have found that overbeating the butter and sugar until light and fluffy incorporates too much air into the mix, which makes the cookie dry. Trust me, the butter trick makes a difference; try it with your chocolate chip cookie recipe; tender, soft chewy cookies, yum!"

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Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

"This has become my favorite cookie, and I am a notorious cookie monster, have been for over 50 years! I usually half the recipe since it makes so many, and put some in the freezer for later. My co-workers love them too."

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Reviewed Nov. 17, 2012

"The stars did not show up on my comment so here it is. LOVE , LOVE them"

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Reviewed Nov. 17, 2012

"Made these cookies last year for christmas and they were a big hit. Gave them to neightbors as a gift and they commented on how delicious they were. I did use craisins instead of raisins and white

chocolate chips instead of chocolate . Getting ready to make them again ."

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Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

"These cookies are the best. I

bake them all the time now."

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