Chewy Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

These are the absolute best I've found. Chewy, and the spices are just right. Great for Christmas to make your house smell all festive!


  1. Preheat oven to 350~.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, butter flavored shortening, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt; stir into the sugar mixture.
  4. Stir in the oats and raisins.
  5. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake 10 - 12 minutes until light and golden. Do not overbake, you want them to be a little chewy.
Most Helpful

This is my great grandma's recipe!! I love this! In the Canadian Rockies, she added 1/4 water. She also put in 1 cup chopped nuts. Just as posted is the way I make it for my family in Florida. Thanks!!

alisoncooper_9540378 December 12, 2012

This is the perfect cookie! Tastes great chewy or hard! I ran out of brown I added 3/4 C brown sugar and 1 1/4 C white sugar. Still tasted fabulous! Thanks for the recipe.

Bean March 16, 2009

AWESOME!!! The perfect oatmeal raisin cookie!!! Very soft chewy and best of all not flat!!! Out of shortening so I had to use 1 cup of margarine sticks and they turned out great!!!

amy.roach December 16, 2008