Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This recipe came from a college friend many, many years ago. It makes the best tasting oatmeal cookie I've ever eaten, and I've made countless batches for my Dad through the years. I also used to make them to sell at my parents' pizza restaurant--and they sold out as soon as they went on the counter.


  1. Cream margarine, white and brown sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix well.
  2. Blend in oats, soda and salt BEFORE adding the flour. Add as many raisins as you want.
  3. Chill dough to make it easier to work with. Roll dough into balls and flatten with a glass dipped in water and powdered sugar.
  4. Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes.
  5. Cookies freeze well.
Most Helpful

These are healthy-tasting oatmeal cookies (not very sweet), but still tasty and the texture was good.

thebuffness December 01, 2010

These are fantastic! They are simple to make and have a great texture and flavor. You can also add a handful of chocolate chips and that makes them just about PERFECT!

Jenny Ann's sister September 04, 2007