Recipe by pesachz
From the Quaker carton (current as of 2012). Also includes variations for Bar Cookies and High Altitude Cooking. I like to substitute the craisins instead of raisins. You might also want to add a dash of nutmeg for an even better taste.
Top Review by Olive*
Quaker has changed their oatmeal cookie recipe over the years, which all have been pretty good! I like this one! It is a keeper. It is simple, delicious, and most importantly to DHs liking. :) The only change I made was; instead of using all butter in the recipe, the full 7/8s cup of butter, I used ½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick) plus 6 tablespoons of buttered flavored Crisco. A perfectly delicious cookie!
- 7⁄8 cup butter, softened
- 3⁄4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour (for high altitude use 1 3/4 cups)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 3 cups quaker quick oats or 3 cups old fashioned oats, uncooked
- 1 cup raisins
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy.
- Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
- Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.
- Add oats and raisins; mix well.
- Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown.
- Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.
- For *Bar Cookies* Bake 30 to 35 minutes in an ungreased 9 x 13 - inch metal baking pan.