Mom's Raisin Oatmeal Cookies Recipe -
Mom's Raisin Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Mom's Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

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"Soft cake-like cookie studded with plump raisins and sweetened with brown sugar - a childhood favorite."

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Original recipe makes 2 - 3 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Sift the flour together with the soda, salt, and cinnamon. Stir in the oats. Combine the other ingredients and add them to the flour mixture, stirring thoroughly.
  3. Drop by tablespoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 15 to 18 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 02, 2006

I made these a couple of days ago, and they turned out pretty good. The only reason I didn't mark them as 5-star was because they seemed to crisp and burn very, very easily. I wound up having to turn my oven down by at least 10 degrees and lower the cooking time by 2 minutes from the low time given in the recipe in order to not get crisp, dark brown edges. That being said, however, they all vanished quite quickly when I took them to work.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 11, 2003

Although easy, not enough raisins or oatmeal. I'll add another 1/2 cup of each next time. And I found that scoops made with a small size ice cream scoop baked for exactly 15 minutes on a Silpat sheet turned out beautifully and stayed soft the next day (once cooled, I stored in a Ziploc bag)

Jun 30, 2008

Basic but effective! My first time baking O.R. cookies. I read some reviews first and made the following adjustments: Added a bit more oatmeal and raisins, in addition to the oil, added 1/4 cup melted/softened butter, added a little more brown sugar, reduced temp to 350, watched baking closely...removed from oven when edges got dark brown. Tops looked as if they may not be cooked through but they were. They are great!! They're very soft and chewy, with the perfect amount of sweetness. Good job on a simple recipe!

Jan 15, 2005

these are great cookies, i just made them and WOW! every easy and very good. my fav oatmeal cookie so far.. the brwon sugar and cinnamon are great. next time i make them i was thinking of throwing some bananas in there .. but even with out adding anything else .. great.. my daughter and i are in love :D

Mar 28, 2005

These were pretty good. Not outstanding, never stop eating, no other recipe great, but they were pretty good. But for only 100 calories and 3.5 grams of fat, they were very tasty. I used egg substitute instead of egg, and baking raisins ( more moist) and these were delicious. Beware, after just a small amount of time in the oven they look very done, but they're not. They've just turned color, but they're not burnt. Even better, these cookies slid right off the cookie sheet, and the cleanup was quite easy. Overall, good recipe. I would recommend it if you're looking for a fairly quick, easy recipe that tastes good and is pretty health-conscious.

Feb 27, 2007

Your basic oatmeal-raisin cookie recipe.

Mar 10, 2011

I just made these, and they are a 5 star! I loved them! I didn't change anything!

Dec 25, 2005

I liked them but the recipe was very bland. I would add another 1/2 to 1 cup of sugar and I bet it would be a 5 star.


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  • Calories
  • 98 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 3.6 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 88 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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