Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
- 3/4 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 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
- 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.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° until golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts1 cookie: 79 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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Sep 2, 2017
These are baking right now. Such an easy recipe. I am not a raisin fan, so I left them out. Also, as suggested below I used butter instead of oil. Cookies came out great. Very nice recipe and yes it does make the house smell lovely.
Jun 4, 2017
These are so moist, and have great flavor!!! Not a fan raisins,but I made them for a coworker. I bet these go fast!
Jun 10, 2016
Great soft cookie! Like many cake mix cookies beware of size issues. May need less oil to compensate for smaller size cake mixes. Toss white chocolate chips in for a beautiful spice cookie. Also can easily be used in a mini muffin tray to provide a thick cookie. Yummy! As a volunteer field editor with Taste of Home magazine I love using recipes that make my home smell wonderful and tempting!
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
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.....
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.
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.
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!