- 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
- 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.
- 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.
Reviews for Raisin Oatmeal Cookies
"I added chopped dried apricots for a tangy addition to an already perfect recipe."
"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!"
"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."
"The stars did not show up on my comment so here it is. LOVE , LOVE them"
"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 whitechocolate chips instead of chocolate . Getting ready to make them again ."