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Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

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
    about 12-1/2 dozen


  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large 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 semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 175 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 138mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • SuSey22
    Jan 2, 2017

    I misplaced my oatmeal raisin cookie recipe , and now I'm happy, these are great! Oatmeal raisin is my favorite so these will be in our cookie jar often! For me & hubby I will probably do half a good!

  • mrs._white
    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
    Mar 15, 2016

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

  • RoyalPainD
    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
    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
    Nov 17, 2012

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

  • madaboutjohn
    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 whitechocolate chips instead of chocolate . Getting ready to make them again .

  • mommyofthecutest3
    Jan 29, 2012

    These cookies are the best. Ibake them all the time now.

  • madhuram
    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
    Nov 23, 2011

    These are the best!!!