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Raisin Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Raisin Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD:75 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 175 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 138mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

Reviews for Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

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mrs._white User ID: 7182927 254127
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2016

"These are very tasty! I only added the raisins, nothing else and they were really good! This recipe makes a TON, so be prepared!"

KatyStc User ID: 8805434 245474
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2016

"I added chopped dried apricots for a tangy addition to an already perfect recipe."

RoyalPainD User ID: 7696351 229710
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!"

recipe51 User ID: 3166178 218182
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."

madaboutjohn User ID: 3269988 44814
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2012

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

madaboutjohn User ID: 3269988 33105
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 ."

mommyofthecutest3 User ID: 6038413 33104
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

"These cookies are the best. I

bake them all the time now."

madhuram User ID: 4724550 25531
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"I changed the recipe quite a bit to make it egg free and it turned out awesome. Thanks for the recipe. You can check my version here:"

sedelligatti User ID: 5692759 41762
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"These are the best!!!"

sedelligatti User ID: 5692759 27974
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2010

"These cookies were great, I made them without the coconut and walnuts though. Very soft and chewy!"

jmora61 User ID: 5363529 74582
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2010

"I ran short of Oatmeal so I added a couple of packs of instant Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal to fill in. Also substituted one cup of dried Cranberries for one of the cups of Raisins. Omitted Chocolate and Coconut to save $. Wonderful cookies!"

michelle_lozier User ID: 1075249 87436
Reviewed May. 19, 2010

"My daughter and I made these for her T-ball team snack, they virtually disappeared! I didn't add nuts or coconut, so I added a bit more oatmeal. YUM!"

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