Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a family favorite--moist and chewy. This is an old recipe ,and the trick to getting a moist cookie, is to take them from the oven when the middle does not look done. This recipe was on a Quaker oats box years ago.


  1. Cream oleo and sugars.
  2. Add eggs and beat well with the vanilla.
  3. Mix together the flour, salt, soda, and cinnamon; add to the creamed mixture.
  4. Stir in the hot water, oats, and raisins; mix well.
  5. Place heaping tablespoonful batter on a greased cookie sheet (I use an air-bake cookie sheet).
  6. Bake at 350 degrees until almost done.
  7. Take out and cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute, then cool on a rack.
Most Helpful

these are great cookies! i made them for my moms bday w/ walnuts instead of raisins and i couldn't stay out of them before she came over, lol! everyone loved them!

cookiemakin'mama March 11, 2010

I'm reviewing this because the texture was just what I was looking for, but I did deviate just a little to suit my taste. Mmmm..these are fabulous. They bake up puffy and chewy and beautifully golden browned at about 10 minutes. My deviation? I did plump the raisins..and used the Tbsp of raisin water, unheated, for the water in the recipe. I also added 1/4 tsp more of salt..cuz I think oatmeal always needs a little more to punch it up. I also added 3/4 cup finely chopped, toasted walnuts. Oh..I only had 1 stick of butter so had to sub in 1/2 cup shortening.

Soozzee June 30, 2008

I've been making these for years and they are the BEST! I lost my recipe and am so glad you posted it! Thanks!

Abbeygurl January 29, 2008