35 Reviews

For those who thought the recipe was lacking in punch or flavor, here's what i did to make these spectacular: To the creamed butter, sugar egg mixture I added 2 tsp of bourban vanilla extract. You can get away with just 1 tsp but i love em on the super sweet side. instead of adding the cinnamon to the flour mixture i added it to the creamed sugar mixture. I also used 1 tsp instead of 1/2 tsp if cinnamon. Added 1/2 tsp Mccormick apple pie spice To the flour mixture i added 1/2 tsp salt. Power punch of flavor with those adjustments

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shametris1800358167 March 09, 2015

These are the best oatmeal cookies! When i made them i left out the raisins and put in cinnamon chips and chopped pecans. Everyone loves them.

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Liz H. May 16, 2011

Fantastic recipe for my most favorite cookie! I added 1 tsp vanilla and used craisins (dried cranberries) instead of raisins, but didn't soak them. I can eat a whole batch of these myself!

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msdancingbear March 11, 2010

oh my goodness! these are to die for! love them.....the only thing I added was a cup of chopped walnuts with the 1 cup of raisins! this recipe is great just the way it is and I thank you for sharing it!

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Darlene P. August 20, 2014

Absolutely wonderful recipe, even after I substituted coconut spread in place of the butter because of recently being ordered by my GI doc to go completely dairy-free. Sometimes oatmeal cookies are dry and hard even after the first day. The recipe is great just the way it is. Other than for my butter substitute which makes it, in fact, healthier, I wouldn't change a thing. The soaked raisins and the mildly spiced cinnamon give the cookies a "gentle" spiciness. The addition of some chopped nuts would be good, but I don't believe anything else is necessary at all, not even vanilla. GOOD JOB, whoever came up with this one!

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ayounglady October 28, 2013

I have been baking for all my life and I tried your soft oatmeal raisin cookies, had my husband try them and we both found them to be soft but oh so missing on flavor. As my husband said...it's missing something.

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ANGEBLEU May 28, 2012

these cookies are the bomb!!!!! i followed the recipe exactly and even at high altitutde (7200 feet) they turned out so moist and delectable

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halfrican808 February 23, 2012

I'm rating on flavor because I messed up on consistency--my fault, not the recipe's. When I softened my butter, it got TOO soft, nearly melted so I got perfectly flat cookies (MY fault!). They taste awesome though! I soaked the raisins in orange juice and it really gave a little extra kick to the flavor too. UPDATE: Made them today without melted butter and oh my. So good. I soaked the raisins in OJ, water & vanilla mixture.

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HisPixie May 22, 2011

Excellent! I used 1 stick butter, 3/4 cup virgin coconut oil instead of all the butter. They were still pretty rich. Next time I'll use a tablespoon less of the butter. VERY VERY GOOD! I made these extra large with my largest ice cream scoop and they still made a lot of cookies. I also added vanilla and salt. The raisins were GOURMET with the little "poof" secret.

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ceoofmyhome January 16, 2005

These cookies really are the best! My husband won't stop eating them. I've made 3 batches so far. Excellent!! I added a little vanilla extract.

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KelleyB July 30, 2003
Absolute Best Most Excellent Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies