Mina Newton Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

Soft and chewy, these never last long around our house! As written, this recipe makes 2 dozen cookies, I recommend doubling it. Thanks to my mom for snagging this recipe from Mina Newton all those years ago!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Simmer raisins in water over high heat until plump (5-10 minutes); drain, SAVE JUICE, set raisins aside to cool.
  3. Cream together shortening and sugar.
  4. Add baking soda to 1/2 cup of the raisin juice, add to shortening/sugar along with eggs; beat until well mixed.
  5. Combine baking powder, salt, spices and flour; mix well and add to liquid mixture.
  6. Stir in oatmeal, then stir in the raisins.
  7. Drop by generous tablespoon onto cookie sheet and bake at 350° F for 10-12 minutes (until edges just begin to brown).
Most Helpful

They are nice, not awesome, more caky than cookie. I dont like the clove taste of them very much but they are ok. I wanted to use an alternative recipe from the most popular one, was a good treat but maybe wont make them again. Anyway, thanks for sharing :)

soleta May 17, 2010