Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

My family loves these cookies. I have had the recipe for years and do not remember who gave it to me or where I got it from but this is the only oatmeal raisin cookie recipe I use.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream Crisco/butter; add sugars gradually.
  2. Beat in eggs, alternating with vanilla.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. Gradually add to cream mixture.
  5. Add oats, raisins and coconut.
  6. Grease pan: drop by spoonful.
  7. Bake at 325°F for 10 minutes.
Most Helpful

Chewy and perfect balance of sweet/salty. If adding chocolate chips, I'd recommend cutting back on sugar a little. This is by far the Best oatmeal raisin cookie recipe I have ever made and the batch size is enough to store or share.

Sama D. August 17, 2016

Good cookies albeit that they were a little too soft for our liking, would have preferred a crispier cookie. As another reviewer mentioned I cut down on the sugar using 1/2 cup of each and upped the coconut and raisins to scant one cup each.
The cookies spread just a little and I used a full tablespoon as measurement. Since Crisco is practically non-existent here I used only margarine.
The cookies baked for 12 minutes and I got 47 out of the batch.
Thanks for posting.

Chef Dudo July 07, 2011

Very good...the coconut added a nice unexpected flavor to the cookies!

Vino p.o. prn March 01, 2007