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Was going to add this recipe (from Cooks Illustrated), but it was already here. Also included with recipe was these variations: Date Oatmeal Cookies--substitute 1 1/2 cups chopped dates for the raisins. Ginger Oatmeal Cookies--Omit raisins and add 3/4 teaspoons ground ginger. Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies--Substitute 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips for the raisins. Nut Oatmeal Cookies--Omit raisins, decrease flour to 1 1/3 cups and add 1/4 cup ground almonds and 1 cup walnut pieces along with oats. Almonds can be ground in food processor or blender. Orange and Almond Oatmeal Cookies--Omit raisins and add 2 tablespoons minced orange zest and 1 cup toasted chopped almonds (toast almonds in 350°F oven for 5 minutes) along with oats.

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Sharlene~W November 04, 2002

These came out SO delicious! The only changes I made was I used half shortening and half butter. I also added chopped dates and dried cranberries. I'm sending these to my Grandpa for Valentine's Day...as long as I can stop eating them first:) He's going to LOVE them!

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laup547 February 09, 2012

Excellent! I added a couple of teaspoons of cinnamon and increased the raisins to 2 cups, and they turned out delicious!

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Iowa Roo Mom January 06, 2012

These cookies are too sweet for my tastes. Also, maybe I did something wrong, but they spread too much and were thin and unattractive. I thought I measured everything correctly. I don't think I'll make these again.

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Whirley Mom January 29, 2011

Very good recipe, I also added cinnamon instead of nutmeg. You can make mini cookies by using a melon baller as a scoop, bu you have to adjust the bake time. I baked them for 12-13 minutes. and they were done in the middle. 14-15 minutes made them crisper and a bit dry. I'd bake them again....

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love2cook/hate2bake December 08, 2010

I t was too sweet, and I like cinnamon, not nutmeg in my oatmeal raisin cookies. Other than that, the texture was good.

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Chef Mama Melissa June 07, 2009

These cookies are excellent! I added 2 tspn. cinnamon and vanilla. I used a large cookie scoop leveled off. They turned out perfect. I can't imagine them without the cinnamon. I cooked them 16 minutes. Yummmmmy! It has been a year since I tried these and I still love them.

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Jesus Reigns March 19, 2009

Great recipe! Just the texture I was looking for. The only change I made was the addition of vanilla and cinnamon, and I rolled them into average sized cookies. Really delicious! I froze about half the batch for another day, but hubby and my toddler polished these off pretty fast! EDIT to ADD: I made another batch and froze them. They had been in the freezer since late June, today (August) I thawed and ate them; they were just as delicious as the day I baked them! Still chewy and moist. Unbelievable!

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Wildflower5656 August 06, 2008

Yummy. I followed all the directions except I did not make them as big as directed. Since they weren't as big, I decreased the baking time to 15 minutes. I've never used nutmeg in an oatmeal cookie before. It was yummy, although I think next time I may add a bit of cinnamon too. :D Thanks for posting! Tagged for the Potluck Tag Game

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Color Guard Mom May 06, 2008

These were very good! I worried at first that they might not be chewy and turn out more cake-like due to their size, but chewy they were. The size of these cookies is monstrous and I am sure all the kids will love that. Thanks for sharing. ~Sue

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Sue Lau May 01, 2008
Big Chewy Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies