Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

We can't keep these in stock at my house! These cookies ship well and don't stick together in the cookie jar, yet are always soft and moist. I took the liberty of doubling the original recipe becasue that way I can use an entire box of brown sugar and not have to measure it. Special note: I make mine with Smart Balance shortening, and it changes the baking characteristics slightly. They spread less and cook faster. If you use Smart Balance shortening, take them out after 9 minutes. They might look a little raw, but they'll actually be done. I've also found that cookies baked on thin cookies sheets don't spread as much, and you can pack more of them on a sheet without trouble.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 375.
  2. Line baking sheets with foil (That way you don't have to clean them!).
  3. Combine shortening, brown sugar, eggs, milk, and vanilla in a large bowl.
  4. Beat until well blended.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine oats, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and raisins.
  6. Mix into creamed mixture at low speed just til blended.
  7. Drop by rounded scoops 2" apart on baking sheet.
  8. Bake one sheet at a time for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  9. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheets.
  10. Remove and put on rack to finish cooling.
Most Helpful

These are the softest cookies...and I usually hate cookies made with shortening. The flavor could use a little tweaking to be my family's taste, but a great cookie.

Crazy2day February 25, 2009

My mom's favorite cookies! She uses the butter flavored crisco shortening to make these...but otherwise, this is her exact recipe she follows too!

JillQH December 01, 2008

I also used butter flavored Crisco shortening. And added a bag of white chocolate chips. They were very good tasting and didn't last long at my house. Use a big sturdy bowl for mixing the wet and the dry ingredients. It keeps you from mixing some over the side.

Troy38 October 03, 2008