Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins
This was a long lost recipe that I got back at work. The activity lady made it for the patients in the health center and I tasted a cookie and got real happy. Finally my long lost oatmeal cookie recipe. I think it is the best! I hope you do too.
- 3⁄4 cup butter or 3⁄4 cup margarine
- 1 cup packed brown sugar (I use dark brown sugar)
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves (I don't use it) (optional)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup raisins (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- In a large bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium for 1/2 minute.
- Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon and cloves if desired.
- Beat until well mixed, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.
- Beat in eggs and vanilla extract until combined.
- Beat in as much flour as you can with mixer, then stir in remaining flour with a wooden spoon.
- Stir in rolled oats, mix well.
- If using raisins, stir in now.
- Drop dough in rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 375°F for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
- Cool on wire rack.
I made these cookies to mail to my brother, who loves oatmeal raisin cookies. I haven't gotten the "review" from him, but they smelled, looked & baked up delicious--and that's good enough for me! I also enjoyed that it used rolled oats, which I always have on hand, and half a batch yielded just enough for my brother to enjoy! I didn't use the cloves, either. Thank you for sharing!
These turned out great. Using a medium scoop I made 36 cookies. Everyone loved. I used the Pampered Chef cinnamon plus which as among other things has clover in it and I loved the hint of flavor that it added to the cookies. I also added 1 cup white chocolate chips instead of raisins. Nice flavor combiniation.
This recipe is awesome. The batter was so good I had a hard time keeping my fingers out of it. They were big and chewy and yummy! I will definately make them again.